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pager motor
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pager motor

by bps on Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:10 pm

Hi,
I just purchase some pager motors with return springs (3871). The wires are very thin. I know I can't connect them as is to a motor controlled. What do you suggest that I do? Solder them to thicker wires? pins? I appreciate any help you can give.

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Re: pager motor

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:22 pm

What is the problem connecting them? The motor current demands are not that high, so the wire gauge is sufficient. If you need heavier wires or pins for connection to your controller, then you can splice them on as needed.

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Re: pager motor

by dastels on Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:25 pm

I've soldered them to bits of header pin before. You still have the problem of them easily breaking off the soldered joint. A blob of epoxy or even hot glue would help provide some protection.

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Re: pager motor

by bps on Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:12 am

Thanks. Do you know what gauge the wires are? Is it worthwhile replacing them with heavier wires?

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