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NEW PRODUCT - Mini Geared Pager Motor with Return Spring

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Now available from Tronixlabs Australia is this  interesting mini geared pager motor with return spring. At the core is a 'pager motor' - a small thin DC motor that runs on about 3VDC. 

That motor is then geared down inside the red-plastic body of the motor. Finally, the output axle is connected to a plastic triangle that has a bent-wire return spring. There are two plastic stops built into the outside of the motor.


If you keep the plastic triangle attached to the motor, you can 'swing' the motor back and forth by applying forward or backwards voltage. The switch ranges about 60 degrees from center (120 degrees total). If you remove power, the self-centering spring will bring the triangle back to center.

Interesting stuff. For more information and to order,  please visit the motor product page. And to keep up with news, specials and more from Tronixlabs, please follow us on facebook or twitter.

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