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Electronics => Electronics => Topic started by: Sylvestre on July 28, 2011, 01:44:52 PM

Title: Practical motors?
Post by: Sylvestre on July 28, 2011, 01:44:52 PM
Would these motors (located in the following link) be practical for a robot that uses tank type treads?  It has to have enough power to get over rubble, stairs, etc.

http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/24v45moupkit.html (http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/24v45moupkit.html)
Title: Re: Practical motors?
Post by: waltr on July 28, 2011, 02:11:31 PM
It could with the appropriate speed reduction but would really depend on the weight of the Tank Robot, the low and top speed required and the steepest grade it needs to climb.
With more info I can not really say if this motor is practical for your application.
Title: Re: Practical motors?
Post by: Sylvestre on July 28, 2011, 02:18:27 PM
The top speed could range from 8-10 mph.  What I really want though is plenty of torque.  The steepest incline would probably be around 75 degrees.
Title: Re: Practical motors?
Post by: Sylvestre on July 28, 2011, 02:19:19 PM
Also, the robot will weigh 70-80 lbs.
Title: Re: Practical motors?
Post by: heinz357 on July 28, 2011, 02:24:02 PM
I think that with a little gearing down, they would be quite good.....but.....can they be run backwards??   And.....

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cannot be used mounted in reverse in a dual motor configuration.


...unless you plan to loose the one way clutch on the sprocket mount, and use your own fixed sprocket... ;)
Title: Re: Practical motors?
Post by: Sylvestre on July 28, 2011, 03:17:00 PM
http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/24vo400wamow.html (http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/24vo400wamow.html)

This motor says its capable of rotating clockwise or counter-clockwise.  This would solve my problem, right? Will 2 24 v 400 watt motors be capable of providing with A LOT of torque and will it be capable of going 8 mph?
Title: Re: Practical motors?
Post by: heinz357 on July 28, 2011, 03:38:09 PM
They would solve the problem nicely, but you must gear them down to get manageable speeds, and the desired torque!  ;)