« Last post by Schlayer on March 17, 2015, 07:41:57 AM »
There are probably a lot of geared motors with large amounts of torque at the expense of speed that can run at lower than 12V. I found one motor with a massive gearbox mounted to it that takes just 5V DC. In hopes of using it for a display stand turntable, I was able to solder a switch to it and then splice on a regular old AC/DC converter wall socket from an unused cell phone charger directly to the switch and motor contact. It works like a charm and has so much torque I cannot physically stop it from turning with my bare hands, which is pretty good for something that takes less than half an amp of current! It only turns at like 10 RPM, but for my purposes that was fine. What kind of speed requirements do you have for your project?