Electric Motor

£3.00£4.00 ex VAT

A miniature electric motor for use with solar-powered model projects.



  • solar motor with wires or gold-plated plugs
  • precision manufactured low inertia type
  • size 24 mm diameter, 12 mm length
  • output shaft 2 mm diameter, 6 mm length
  • weight 22 grams
  • working voltage 1.5-4.5V
  • starting current 10 mA
  • no load speed @2V 2,200 revolutions per minute; drawing current of 0.018A
  • at maximum efficiency: 1600 r/min, current 0.055A, torque 2.8 g.cm (0.27 mN.m), output 0.046W
  • stall: torque 12 g.cm (1.18 mN.m), current 0.17A
  • terminals – either 65 mm long red & black wires (these are thin, take care not to break them) OR with gold-plated plugs (matched to pinch terminals on the flexible cell)
  • installation options include miniature gearbox & water pump


Packaging Statement

The source of our tube packaging is from recycling the inner core of carpets and packaging cellophane. All components are in paper bags.


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Additional information

Terminal Type

Wires, Gold Plated Plugs