An assembly of meshed gears consisting of a central or sun gear, a coaxial internal or ring gear, and one or more intermediate pinions supported on a revolving carrier. Sometimes the term planetary gear train is used broadly as a synonym for epicyclic gear train, or narrowly to indicate that the ring gear is the fixed member. In a simple planetary gear train the pinions mesh simultaneously with the two coaxial gears (see illustration). With the central gear fixed, a pinion rotates about it as a planet rotates about its sun, and the gears are named accordingly: the central gear is the sun, and the pinions are the planets.
This is a compact, ‘single’ stage planetary gearset where the output is derived from a second ring gear varying a few teeth from the primary.
With the initial model of 18 sun teeth, 60 ring teeth, and 3 planets, this resulted in a ‘single’ stage gear reduction of -82.33:1.
A regular planetary gearset of this size would have a reduction ratio of 4.33:1.
That is a whole lot of torque in a small package.
At Nominal Voltage
Voltage (Nominal) 12V
Voltage Range (Recommended) 3V – 12V
Speed (No Load)* 52 rpm
Current (No Load)* 0.21A
Current (Stall)* 4.9A
Torque (Stall)* 291.6 oz-in (21 kgf-cm)
Gear Ratio 231:1
Gear Material Metal
Gearbox Style Planetary
Motor Type DC
Output Shaft Diameter 4mm (0.1575”)
Output Shaft Style D-shaft
Output Shaft Support Dual Ball Bearing
Electrical Connection Male Spade Terminal
Operating Temperature -10 ~ +60°C
Mounting Screw Size M2 x 0.4mm
Product Weight 100g (3.53oz)