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Virtuabotix 130 DC motor 12V Stall Current and Brush Type?

Please let me know what is the stall current for the Virtuabotix 130 DC Motor is at 12V?
Also does it use brushes or bearings?

Thank you in advance!

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First to answer your question about the type of motor, the Virtuabotix 130 DC Motor is a brushed motor that uses standard carbon brushes.

As for the second, in my benchtesting the motor drew 0.4 Amperes at a 12 Volt Idle, and stalled out at 0.6 +- 0.02 Amperes. Much lower idle current is achievable at low voltages. Below is a table of the currents I was able to measure for the Virtuabotix 130 DC Motor:

Voltage State Current
12V Idle 0.4 Amperes
12V Stall 0.6 Amperes
9V Idle 0.2 Amperes
9V Stall 0.5 Amperes
7V Idle 0.06 Amperes
7V Stall 0.4 Amperes
5V Idle 0.02 Amperes
5V Stall 0.29 Amperes
3.3V Idle 0.01 Amperes
3.3V Stall 0.17 Amperes
1.5V Idle Less than 0.00 Amperes
1.5V Stall 0.06 Amperes

Hope that helps!

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