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vanmunch wrote: »
I’ve been building a new wheeled robot and I need help finding a good place to buy quality, high torque, low rpm 12V motors. Ideally, I would like to be able to buy wheels from the same place but that’s not a deal breaker.
I’ve been using Parallax’s wheel kit:
but their rpm is too high and their torque is too low.
The robot I’m building will weight ~150-200lbs, but only needs to travel at 5-10 ft per minute or ~4-6rpm with 6” tires.
I’d like to stick with 12 volts because I’m using HB-25 motor controllers:
Please let me know if you have any ideas or if you think that it can’t be done with 12V. I’d rather find out now that I’m crazy than buy some and learn the expensive way! :)
Beau Schwabe (Parallax) wrote: »
Alternatively you can look into windshield wiper motors... essentially that's all the motor mechanism is in the Motor Mount and Wheel Kit
T Chap wrote: »
I mentioned windshield wiper motors, however, All has a lot of different motors, some with gears which are slow running and high torque. Search their site for "motor" and see a lot more. Some of these gear motors are really high torque.
Duane Degn wrote: »
I'm still unclear about the Parallax motors. Are they windshield wiper motors or power window motors?