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Powering 2 2.8V1.68A motors?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by just4funandcuriosity, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. Afternoon all,

    I'm working on a project where 2 motors will drive string on either side of a pen to draw something on X and Y.

    I need a power source though and want to get it right. The two motors are rated 2.8V1.68A each. (

    Do I need an exact power supply or can I use a 12V6A supply from an old video game haha.

  2. Don Kelly

    Don Kelly Guest

    Don't use that supply- it will let the magic smoke out of the motors.
    Use a 3V supply but if you want variable speed- you might want a speed
    control circuit -I am assuming 3VDC. As long as the current rating is
    about 4A or more it will be OK
  3. Appreciated. I will update with the result.

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