View Full Version : Looking for a DC motor with techometer/encoder

Martin Hebel
03-06-2012, 03:19 PM
Hi All,
I am seeking an inexpensive DC motor (12V?) with a build in DC tachometer or encoder output. We use to have some DC motor/tachs for our labs, but they seem to have all failed over many years of use/abuse. Anyone have any suggestions? We basically use them in feedback/control labs.


03-06-2012, 06:21 PM
Gearmotor? Size, torque/rpm/power requirements?

Martin Hebel
03-06-2012, 06:26 PM
I don't really need it geared, not going for any sophisticated systems here, just something we can spin up, put a light load on, and measure current/RPM, and use PWM to control speed. Maybe 1000 RPM or so. Thanks.

03-06-2012, 09:10 PM
How's $2.49? Actually looks like a decent motor.


03-06-2012, 09:54 PM
I think those are pulled from IBM PC/XT floppy drives. Picture looks right...

Martin Hebel
03-06-2012, 10:39 PM
Yes!! Exactly what I wanted, though didn't remember that the output was AC, but we can deal with that, treat it as a frequency and count. Great, thanks!