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Technically, a volt is equal to energy per unit charge, meaning that it is the force that causes an electrical current to be driven between two points. Read More…

12V Motors 12v motors are a type of electric motor that operates based on 12 volts, which are a unit of electrical force, of energy that they convert into mechanical energy to be utilized in the powering of various machinery or equipment.
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Mankato, MN  |  612-746-7624

At Electric Motor solutions, our goal is to provide the best motors and equipment to meet the needs of your application. Products include linear actuators, electric motors, speed reducers, custom motors, vacuum cleaner motors, AC motors, and more.

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Stratham, NH  |  844-338-8114

We manufacture motors, motion control and rotating products for OEMs. The electric motors obtainable through us include AC motors, AC/DC motors, brushless DC motors, stepper motors.

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ElectroCraft, Inc. $$$

Monroe, WI  |  608-325-9161

Since our inception in 1932, Carter Motor manufactures AC universal motors, small motors, DC universal motors, DC permanent magnet motors, DC shunt wound motors and gearmotors, and many others. All of our products are designed and assembled here in the USA. Our team is here to help you determine the best motor to fit your application and to ensure the process is efficient and stress-free. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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Greenville, OH  |  937-548-2525

Ramco Electric Motors produces special electric motors used in military, industrial, and aerospace applications. Supplying OEMs with quality motor products, we build complete motors to custom designs and offer types such as DC brush-type motors, AC induction motors, fractional horse power motors, DC brushless motors, AC motors and motor assemblies. Call today! ISO9001:2000, AS9100:2004 certified.

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Ramco Electric Motors, Inc. $$$

Preston, CT  |  860-889-8476

Piela Electric, Inc.! Specialists in electric motor and pump service, repair, and replacement. You'll never be just a number with us. We blend technical excellence with the personal attention you expect. Serving our customers is our number one priority at Piela Electric, Inc. We make every effort to get you back on-line efficiently by our pick up and delivery policy and we guarantee all of our work for one year.

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Piela Electric, Inc. $$$

Titusville, FL  |  321-268-5500

Rex Engineering manufactures gear motors, AC motors and DC motors. We also specialize in sub-fractional HP motors and design all products to your custom specifications. We are focused on providing excellent customer service, quality workmanship, competitive pricing, and constant design improvements for more reliable and versatile products. Contact us today for more information.

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Rex Engineering Corp. $$$

Taunton, MA  |  650 524 8822

Maxon Precision Motors, Inc., manufactures small, high-quality, precision DC brush and brushless motors used in medical, semiconductor, test and measurement, robotics, and manufacturing applications, among others. These advanced motors range in size from 4 to 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts. maxon also offers an extensive selection of gearheads, encoders, tachometers, and control electronics to complement its family of motors.

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12 volts is the most common measurement of volts used in smaller electric motor applications; larger voltage amounts such as 24 volts may be required for extremely heavy-duty electrical motor applications. Voltages are also often referred to as electric potential energy, which is defined as the amount of energy that is required to move a unit of electrical charge to a specific point within a static, or un-moving, electric field.

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As a standard voltage measurement, 12v motors are commonly utilized in diverse applications and industries such as: industrial manufacturing, for use in the powering of smaller factory automation equipment; residential, in order to power home improvement tools such as sanders and power drills as well as household appliances such as blenders and dishwashers; transportation, for the powering of small vehicles such as scooters and motor-driven bicycles; and electronics, to power small electronic devices such as cigarette lighters and police sirens.

While all electric motors provide the same basic function of converting electrical energy to mechanical energy, the method by which they convert the energy can differ greatly. In addition, 12v motors are not categorized by the method in which they covert energy but in the amount of electric force used in converting the energy. As a result, 12v motors may encompass many different types of electric motors and are not specifically referring to only one design or type of an electric motor.

Most commonly, 12v motors are brushless DC motors, which are capable of operation without the use of brushes to transfer the electrical current. Whereas brushed motors may run into possible complications due to their more complex design, the design of 12v brushless DC motors has eliminated many of those issues. The main components of a 12v brushless motor are a permanent magnet external rotor, either three coils or a single coil, a type of sensor and drive electronics.

Instead of using brushes to transfer the electric currents, 12v brushless motors transfer the current by means of the sensors, which are widely known as Hall effect sensors. While 12v motors can also refer to a type of alternating current (AC) motor, it is very rare compared to the overwhelming popularity of 12v DC motors.

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