DC Motors

DC motors are the most widely used type of motor with initial costs typically less than AC systems for low-power units. DC motors can be used for a wide range of applications from small tools and appliances, through to electric vehicles, lifts and hoists. For more about DC motors, please see our complete guide.

DC Motors speed can be controlled by varying the supply voltage and are available in a wide range of voltages, however the most popular type are 12 V and 24 V, with some of the advantages being:

  • Easy installation
  • Speed control over a wide range
  • Quick Starting, Stopping, Reversing and Acceleration
  • High Starting Torque
  • Linear speed-torque curve

Types of DC Motors
There are two common types of DC motor, brushless and brushed. In both brushless and brushed motors, magnets drive the spinning (rotary) motion of the motor shaft.

  • Brushed Motors These are a more traditional type of motor and are typically used in cost-sensitive applications, where control systems are relatively simple, such as in consumer applications and more basic industrial equipment.
  • Brushless Motors Brushless motors alleviate some of the issues associated with brushed motors such as short life span for high use applications and are mechanically much simpler in design (not having brushes). The advantages of brushless motors are longer life, little maintenance and high efficiency (85-90%). These types of motors are generally used in speed and positional control with applications such as fans, pumps and air compressors, where reliability and ruggedness are required.

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Description Price Supply Voltage DC Motor Type Power Rating Output Speed Shaft Diameter Maximum Output Torque Length Width Depth Dimensions Current Rating Core Construction Priced to Clear Series
RS Stock No. 321-3192
BrandRS PRO
£23.82
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12 V dc - 95.42 W 8977 rpm 6.35mm 1035 gcm 69mm - - 51.8 (Dia.) x 69 mm 10.6 A Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 238-9721
BrandRS PRO
£3.07
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3 → 7.2 V dc - 24.6 W 22356 rpm 2.3mm 107.3 gcm 38mm - - 27.7 (Dia.) x 38 mm 5.25 A Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 536-6030
BrandRS PRO
£64.66
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24 V dc Brushless - 4000 rpm 5mm 0.75 Nm 100mm 42mm 42mm 100 x 42 x 42 mm 20 A - - -
RS Stock No. 238-9759
BrandRS PRO
£5.04
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4.5 → 15 V dc - 19.8 W 12048 rpm 3.18mm 160 gcm 50mm - - 35.8 (Dia.) x 50 mm 2.81 A Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 238-9737
BrandRS PRO
£3.62
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4.5 - 15 V dc - 7.98 W 9869 rpm 2.31mm 78.4 gcm 38mm - - 27.7 (Dia.) x 38 mm 990 mA Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 238-9709
BrandRS PRO
£2.17
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1.5 → 3 V dc - 1.71 W 7200 rpm 2mm 23.2 gcm 30.5mm - - 23.8 (Dia.) x 30.5 mm 1.06 A Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 238-9715
BrandRS PRO
£3.41
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6 → 15 V dc - 5.75 W 8768 rpm 2.31mm 64.2 gcm 32.5mm - - 27.63 (Dia.) x 32.5 mm 758 mA Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 238-9692
BrandRS PRO
£1.61
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1.5 → 3 V dc - 2.51 W 6250 - 12200 rpm 2mm 13 gcm 21mm - - 21 (Dia.) x 21 mm 1.04 A Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 536-6024
BrandRS PRO
£40.42
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24 V dc Brushless - 4000 rpm 5mm 0.19 Nm 41mm 42mm 42mm 41 x 42 x 42 mm 5.4 A - - -
RS Stock No. 536-6046
BrandRS PRO
£91.19
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36 V dc Brushless - 4000 rpm 8mm 0.68 Nm 74mm 47mm 48mm 57 (Dia.) x 74 mm 9.8 A Metal - 726
RS Stock No. 321-3186
BrandRS PRO
£23.82
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12 V dc - 38.73 W 4340 rpm 6.35mm 869 gcm 69mm - - 51.8 (Dia.) x 69 mm 4.6 A Iron Core - -
RS Stock No. 752-1964
BrandRS PRO
£32.62
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6 → 15 V - 7.85 W 84 rpm 6mm 6539 gcm 73.9mm 32 (Dia.)mm - 32 (Dia.) x 73.9 mm 990 mA Metal - -
RS Stock No. 752-2005
BrandRS PRO
£9.23
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6 V Brushed 0.46 W 60 rpm 3mm 527 gcm 24.25mm 12mm 10mm 24.25 x 12 x 10 mm 170 mA Metal - -
RS Stock No. 752-1961
BrandRS PRO
£32.62
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6 → 15 V - 7.85 W 16 rpm 6mm 12000 gcm 80.3mm 32 (Dia.)mm - 32 (Dia.) x 80.3 mm 990 mA Metal - -
RS Stock No. 892-8751
BrandRS PRO
£119.23
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24 V dc Brushless - 3500 rpm 6.2mm 0.05 Nm 80.7mm 22mm - 22 (Dia.) x 80.7 mm 1.5 A - - -
RS Stock No. 752-1967
BrandRS PRO
£32.62
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6 → 15 V - 7.85 W 44 rpm 6mm 10349 gcm 80.3mm 32 (Dia.)mm - 32 (Dia.) x 80.3 mm 990 mA Metal - -
RS Stock No. 225-9541
BrandRS PRO
£116.61
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14.5 V dc Brushed 41 W 3000 rpm 6mm 13 Ncm 37.7mm - - 120 (Dia.) x 37.7 mm 6.9 A - - -
RS Stock No. 892-8779
BrandRS PRO
£75.79
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36 V dc Brushless - 4000 rpm 8mm 0.35 Nm 96mm 57mm - 57 (Dia.) x 96 mm 5.5 A - - -
RS Stock No. 752-1949
BrandRS PRO
£22.25
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4.5 → 15 V - 12.8 W 41 rpm 6mm 6000 gcm 84.1mm 37 (Dia.)mm - 37 (Dia.) x 84.1 mm 1.42 A Metal - -
RS Stock No. 225-9579
BrandRS PRO
£124.97
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23.5 V dc Brushed 110 W 3000 rpm 10mm 35 Ncm 60mm - - 152 (Dia.) x 60 mm 7.6 A - - -
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