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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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Carter Motor Company $$$

Mankato, MN  |  800-373-3166

Using your application’s parameters and our design tools, we build to exacting OEM needs. MET Motors, a 40 year industry leader, designs & manufactures competitively-priced Permanent Magnet DC motors. Our Minnesota facility builds rapid turn-around prototypes. Let our skilled staff create a quality motor design, protect your propriety ideas, and produce performance motors OEM applications require.

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MET Motors - Minnesota Electric Technology $$$

Arlington Heights, IL  |  800-526-6867

For over 60 years, Molon Motor & Coil Corporation has had the most trusted private manufactured, custom designed, fractional horsepower motors & gearmotors. Industries look to Molon to provide engineered solutions for power transmission applications. We are an American company where Quality is our Future™ - A rich, family history of innovation makes Molon products preferred.

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Molon Motor and Coil Corporation $$$

Barnardsville, NC  |  704-227-5751

Ohio Electric Motors, Inc. manufactures standard/custom DC motors, including brushless, explosion-proof, SCR rated, permanent magnet, wound field, hydraulic pump and other types. For example, brushless motors are continuous duty-rated and are ferrite magnet motors built for standard or high speed applications. Available in NEMA 42 Frame from 1/8 to up to 1HP, these brushless motors are offered in low voltage up to 320 VDC, 3 phase models and with other special options. They serve many industries including lifts, chemical/oil pumping, mining, pump drives and more.

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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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