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    I am considering using this motor to power a tobacco shredder.

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    The only info I have on the motor is that it is a High Torque Turbo Geared Motor Gearbox DC 12V Motor 62rpm with a load torque of 10kg.cm.

    It really is a tiny unit and I'm not sure if it will have the power needed. They don't give any dimensions but its .04Kg.

    Second question, what to use as a power supply ?

    Would this work ?


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    This is the grinder > It's only 5"x 6" x 3" and at the moment my KitchenAid angle hair pasta cutter grinds the leaves with no problem but the cut is too coarse, even with three passes.

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    I "thought" this route would be easier than mounting a 1/4hp motor and gearing for 62 rpm

    Thoughts ?

    Cheers, Don


    Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
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    Re: DC motor help

    The D-Link output is only 5V and you said the motor was a 12V DC unit. So the 5V won't work or if it does turn the motor the output power will be low.
    You could try running it off a car, lawntractor, motorcycle battery which is a nominal 12V DC. There power supplies similar to the D-Link shown that do provide 12V DC since it is a common voltage for computing stuff too. The little motor may have enough torque since it's output is likely vastly geared down to get to 62 RPM. Easy enough to check using a battery.
    billh

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      Re: DC motor help

      Originally posted by billh View Post
      The D-Link output is only 5V and you said the motor was a 12V DC unit. So the 5V won't work or if it does turn the motor the output power will be low.
      You could try running it off a car, lawntractor, motorcycle battery which is a nominal 12V DC. There power supplies similar to the D-Link shown that do provide 12V DC since it is a common voltage for computing stuff too. The little motor may have enough torque since it's output is likely vastly geared down to get to 62 RPM. Easy enough to check using a battery.
      billh
      Thank you Bill !

      Silly thought, could I temporarily use a 12v battery charger to power the unit (for now) ?

      Cheers, Don
      Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
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      My Acreage Bird Photographs

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        Re: DC motor help

        Even if you get a 12 volt adapter it will not provide enough amps. If you can find an older 12 volt laptop charger that would most likely have enough amps. This 3.6A charger would most likely work.

        https://www.amazon.com/Original-Genu...0&s=pc&sr=1-11

        But a car battery or a battery charger would also work.
        Steve The Drill Sergeant
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          Re: DC motor help

          Originally posted by schor View Post
          Even if you get a 12 volt adapter it will not provide enough amps. If you can find an older 12 volt laptop charger that would most likely have enough amps. This 3.6A charger would most likely work.

          But a car battery or a battery charger would also work.
          Thanks Steve !

          I found another similar motor with a bit more information >

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          So would this be overkill ? >

          12Volt 6 Amp Power Supply Adapter,Output 12V 6A 72W Wall Plug Switch with 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC Output Jack Power Supply Adapter Converter Regulator

          Cheers, Don

          Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker
          Product Photography
          My Acreage Bird Photographs

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            Re: DC motor help

            Don
            I have used a 12v windshield wiper motor from Princess A for a similar thing . Ran it off a battery charger.
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              Re: DC motor help

              Originally posted by Don Kondra View Post

              Thanks Steve !

              I found another similar motor with a bit more information >

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              So would this be overkill ? >

              12Volt 6 Amp Power Supply Adapter,Output 12V 6A 72W Wall Plug Switch with 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC Output Jack Power Supply Adapter Converter Regulator

              Cheers, Don
              Should work fine.
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