Pololu 298:1 Micro-Metal-Gearmotor MP

Pololu 298:1 Micro-Metal-Gearmotor MP
Hersteller: Pololu
Hersteller-Nr: 2371
Flikto-Nr: flik.to/1841

This gearmotor is a miniature medium-power brushed DC motor with a 297.92:1 metal gearbox. It has a cross section of 10 × 12 mm, and the D-shaped gearbox output shaft is 9 mm long and 3 mm in diameter.

Key specs at 6 V: 75 RPM and 40 mA with no load, 46 oz-in (3.3 kg-cm) and 0.7 A at stall.


These tiny brushed DC gearmotors are intended for use at 6 V, though in general, these kinds of motors can run at voltages above and below this nominal voltage, so they should comfortably operate in the 3 – 9 V range (rotation can start at voltages as low as 0.5 V). Lower voltages might not be practical, and higher voltages could start negatively affecting the life of the motor. The micro metal gearmotors are available in a wide range of gear ratios—from 5:1 up to 1000:1—and with four different motors: high-power with long-life carbon brushes (HPCB), high-power with shorter-life precious metal brushes (HP), medium-power (MP), and low-power. The HPCB version (shown on the left in the picture below) can be differentiated from versions with precious metal brushes (shown on the right) by its copper-colored terminals. Note that the HPCB terminals are 0.5 mm wider than those on the other micro metal gearmotor versions (2 mm vs. 1.5 mm), and they are about 1 mm closer together (6 mm vs. 7 mm).

Details for item #2371

Exact gear ratio: 25×34×37×35×3812×9×10×13×10297.92:1

Gearmotor Dimensions

In terms of size, these gearmotors are very similar to Sanyo’s popular 12 mm NA4S DC gearmotors, and gearmotors with this form factor are occasionally referred to as N20 motors. The versions with carbon brushes (HPCB) have slightly different terminal and end-cap dimensions than the versions with precious metal brushes, but all of the other dimensions are identical.


Size: 10 × 12 × 26 mm1
Weight: 9.5 g
Shaft diameter: 3 mm2

General specifications

Gear ratio: 297.92:1
Free-run speed @ 6V: 75 rpm
Free-run current @ 6V: 40 mA
Stall current @ 6V: 700 mA
Stall torque @ 6V: 46 oz·in
Extended motor shaft?: N
Motor type: 0.7A stall @ 6V (MP)


Output shaft adds 9 mm to the 26 mm length.
D shaft.