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DC Toy / Hobby Motor - 130 Size


$3.50 AUD, inc GST
$3.18 AUD, exc GST

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DC Toy / Hobby Motor - 130 Size
3.5 AUD


$3.50 AUD, inc GST
$3.18 AUD, exc GST
8 reviews 0 5 4.9
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These are standard '130 size' DC hobby motors. They come with a wider operating range than most toy motors: from 4.5 to 9VDC instead of 1.5-4.5V. This range makes them perfect for controlling with an Adafruit Motor Shield, or with an Arduino where you are more likely to have 5 or 9V available than a high current 3V setting. They'll fit in most electronics that already have 130-size motors installed and there's two breadboard-friendly wires soldered on already for fast prototyping

Check the Technical Details tab for more detailed information!

Technical Details

  • Operating Temperature: -10°C ~ +60°C
  • Rated Voltage: 6.0VDC
  • Rated Load: 10 g*cm
  • No-load Current: 70 mA max
  • No-load Speed: 9100 ±1800 rpm
  • Loaded Current: 250 mA max
  • Loaded Speed: 4500 ±1500 rpm
  • Starting Torque: 20 g*cm
  • Starting Voltage: 2.0
  • Stall Current: 500mA max
  • Body Size: 27.5mm x 20mm x 15mm
  • Shaft Size: 8mm x 2mm diameter
  • Weight: 17.5 grams

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Product Comments

Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Ryan verified purchaser

    Cheap and easy to use (Posted on 10/01/2018)

  2. Review by Alexander verified purchaser

    Good overall. One minor problem was that the wire connections became slightly loose after a short period of use. (Posted on 5/10/2017)

  3. Review by Mathew verified purchaser

    Unfortunately my order hasn't arrived yet. I got an e-mail on the 7th Dec to say that it had been posted. I'll keep an eye on the letter box! (Posted on 21/12/2016)

  4. Review by Ciaran verified purchaser

    Does the job as intended! (Posted on 25/05/2016)

  5. Review by Qasim - Glad to buy verified purchaser

    I'm glad that we have such stores in Australia. The motors are excellent quality, were cheaper than all other stores, and arrived within 2 business days (although the website says 3-7 days). I usually shop electronics from ebay where it takes a long time to arrive. Now knowing about Core Electronics, I look forward to frequently order from them.

    Low prices with same quality, and fast delivery, that's all I guess customers need. (Posted on 27/04/2015)

  6. Review by Qasim - Glad to buy verified purchaser

    I wanted these motors for a project of mine and ordered them from Core Electronics. I am happy to find such a company in Australia, and the reasons are very simple.
    - Excellent quality: smooth motors running at 6V
    - Best price: I usually buy stuff from ebay which takes time to arrive. For urgent needs, I have to go to a local store that is expensive. The motors were at least half of the price I found in Australian stores.
    - Fast shipping: Although they said 3-7 days, the motors arrived at my home in 2 business days.

    Basically, I have found all the customer centric combinations here, and I hope they continue to grow by making our lives easier. (Posted on 27/04/2015)

  7. Review by Terry - Excellent economical motor verified purchaser

    These are excellent motors at a good price. I am impressed with how quietly they run and that I can run them from a 9 volt supply. Happy to recommend. (Posted on 16/02/2015)

  8. Review by Neil - Smooth silent cheap. verified purchaser

    The equivalent motors at Jaycar would have set me back $3.95 and they ran at a lower voltage. These babies are smaller and a lot more quiet, almost silent.

    They run like a dream at 6V and I am in motor heaven. Core shipped my order in 1 working day I am very very very impressed and I will be back for more. (Posted on 8/10/2014)

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