The 20D mm line of brushed DC gearmotors are available in three different gear ratios, all of which have the same dimensions except for the length of the gearbox. The gearmotor face plate has two mounting holes threaded for M2.5 screws, and you can use Pololu's custom-designed 20D mm metal gearmotor bracket (shown in the left picture below) to mount the gearmotor to your project via these mounting holes and the screws that come with the bracket.
This gearmotor has an output shaft with a diameter of 4 m; the Pololu universal aluminum mounting hub for 4mm shafts can be used to mount Pololu's larger Pololu wheels (60mm-, 70mm-, 80mm-, and 90mm-diameter) or custom wheels and mechanisms to the gearmotor’s output shaft (see the right picture above). The gearbox’s output shaft also works directly with the 120mm-diameter Wild Thumper wheels, as shown below.
|Dagu Wild Thumper wheel 120×60mm (metallic red) with Pololu 20D mm metal gearmotor.|
|20D mm metal gearmotor dimensions (units in mm; L depends on gear ratio).|
Note: These motors are intended for use at 6 V. In general, these kinds of motors can run at voltages above and below this nominal voltage, so they should comfortably operate in the 3 – 9 V range. Lower voltages might not be practical, and higher voltages could start negatively affecting the life of the motor.
Note: The older, discontinued 25:1 and 67:1 versions of this gearmotor now had a different mounting hole spacing and work with a slightly different bracket. This bracket is with the 29:1, 73:1, and 154:1 20D mm gearmotors Pololu currently offer.
Selecting the Right Gearmotor
Pololu offer a wide selection of metal gearmotors that offer different combinations of speed and torque. Pololu's metal gearmotor comparison table can help you find the motor that best meets your project’s requirements.
|Some of the Pololu metal gearmotors.|
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