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What to Look For in 12v DC Gear Motors What Do You Need? There are a number of factors to consider when purchasing 12v dc gear motors. Of course you need to ensure that the motor you choose is designed for the job. A gear motor has a gear reduction system or gearbox built into the motor. The advantage to using a gear motor is that the driving shaft may be coupled directly to the driver’s shaft. In addition to ensuring that the gearbox is highquality and durable, you also want to ensure that the motor: • Can handle the work you need done, will operate at the right speed and use the right amount of power for the job • Is powered from the right power source. Purchasing the wrong type of motor may mean you need to replace your power source • Can work within the conditions. You may need to use the motor for long periods of time without it overheating, or use it in less than ideal weather conditions. Make sure the gear motor you choose can handle the conditions and strain you’ll put it under. • Has the right operating power • Has the right amount of power to perform the job


Cut the Costs Cost is always an important consideration of any purchase. A great way to cut costs while still purchasing a high-quality, reliable and durable 12v dc gear motor is to contact a local distributor. Ideally, you want to find a gear motor with the specifications you need for an affordable price. The best approach is to ask your local distributor for help. Give them the specifications you’re looking for (nominal current, nominal speed, continuous torque and breakaway torque). Distributors can find products that meet your specific requirements and since they sell through the aftermarket they can also find you the best price. Of course you need to do your due diligence and research the 12v gear motor you’re looking for. Once you know what you want you should shop around and do a number of price comparisons. Take the results of your search to your local distributor to see if they can offer a better deal.

Know the Specifics You want to ensure that you consider the specifications of the gear box and motor and ensure they meet your requirements. In addition, you want to look at how the manufacturer rates the power of the gear motor (as continuous or equivalent). Remember to always ensure you have an adequate power supply.

Find a Local Distributor Find a distributor of 12v dc gear motors. Distributors can often offer the parts you need at more affordable prices than the manufacturer. A knowledgeable distributor will have up-to-date information on the latest specification changes and product enhancements and will be able to answer your questions and address your concerns.


About The Elreg Distributors: Elreg has been providing heavy-duty industrial equipment for over thirty years. Elreg can offer you cost-effective, brand name products that are reliable and top-of-the line. To contact Elreg Distributors regarding 12v dc electric motors, visit www.elreg.com or phone them directly at 1-905-336-8830.v

Contact Us: Elreg Distributors Ltd. 3325 North Service Road, Unit 4 Burlington,ON L7N 3G2 Canada Ph: 905-336-8830


What to Look For in 12v DC Gear Motors