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Kitronik 0.5-3V Small 1820 rpm Solar Motor

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About this product


  • Small motor to be used with a solar cell
  • Can be used to power solar cars, experiments or to teach solar power
  • Operating voltage between 0.5V and 3V

Product overview

• Small motor to be used with a solar cell
• Can be used to power solar cars, experiments or to teach solar power
• Operating voltage between 0.5V and 3V
• Rotations per minute of up to 1820
• Compact size and lightweight for models and experiments
Special Features
• Built in 140mm connection leads

What can you use this for?
Use your solar cell to power a solar car or fan with this low inertia solar motor. With a starting voltage of just 0.5V and rotations per minute of up to 1820 at maximum efficiency, you can get a fast rotary speed from a solar cell output. The motor outputs through a 2mm shaft and comes with two 140mm input connection wires to attach it to a solar cell. With its compact size of just 24.4mm in diameter and 12.8mm high (23.35 including the shaft) and weighing just 22g this is a must for any solar creation.

What is the torque of this motor?

Asked by: penguin_k
Unfortunately the manufacture has not provided this specification
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-11-24

by connecting a fan and spinning the fan.will it is possible to produce at least an output of 2.5v? or does it not produce any at all

Asked by: cris
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility as this will vary with speed and load on the motor.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-04

What would be the speeds at 1 V, 1.5 V, 2 V and 2.5 V for this motor?

Asked by: Sanjay
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-07-16

would this be okay to use if the power was from a Laptop USB port

Asked by: Leon
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-09-11

Hello, Is this a brushed or brushless motor? Many thanks
Asked by: Robert Ford
This would be a brushed motor Physical characteristics: Height: 12.8mm. Diameter: 24.4mm. Axle Length: 10.55mm. Axle Diameter: 2mm. Weight: 22g. Electrical characteristics: Operating Voltage: 0.5V - 3V. Rated Voltage: 2V. Starting Voltage: 0.5V. Starting Speed: 1000RPM. Starting Current: 30mA. Speed at Maximum Efficiency: 1820RPM. Current at Maximum Efficiency: 62mA. Stall Current: 170mA.
Answered by: LR
Date published: 2015-07-17
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