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 Gearhead Type Length Gear Ratio Dimensions Current Rating Width Depth Core Construction
RS Stock No. 192-8768
Mfr. Part No.OVU00212
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£140.74
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12 V dc Brushless - 120 rpm - 41 mNm - - - 56 Dia. x 21.5 mm 510 mA 56mm 21.5mm -
RS Stock No. 192-8772
Mfr. Part No.OVU00247
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£562.98
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48 V dc Brushless - 70 rpm - 2 nm - - - 77 Dia. x 98.5 mm 1.12 A 77mm 98.5mm -
RS Stock No. 192-8771
Mfr. Part No.OVU00244
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£173.85
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24 V dc Brushless - 120 rpm - 80 mNm - - - 56 (Dia.) x 18.2 mm 600 mA 56mm 18.21mm -
RS Stock No. 192-8770
Mfr. Part No.OVU00243
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£173.85
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24 V dc Brushless - 120 rpm - 80 mNm - - - 56 Dia. x 22.7 mm 600 mA 56mm 22.7mm -
RS Stock No. 192-8769
Mfr. Part No.OVU00213
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£140.74
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12 V dc Brushless - 120 rpm - 41 mNm - - - 56 (Dia.) x 18.6 mm 510 mA 56mm 18.55mm -