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mwestern
07-06-2003, 01:14 AM
Windshield-wiper Motors
I am currently using steppers on my machine but I have been seeing these 12V 4A windshield-wiper motors. I have seen them for 12 - $18. I bought one and am going to hook it up to a encoder and see what I can do with it. I figure I could make a little PWM contoler out of PIC microcontroller and have a nice cheap powerfull motor.

Han anyone seen these motors of have tried anything similar? Or, other dc (or AC) motors used in this fashion for a CNC router/mill?

Mark

abasir
07-06-2003, 08:14 PM
I used them once (not for CNC - just as mixer motor). Had a lot of torque but not speed (it's geared down inside the housing).

hardmill
07-06-2003, 08:26 PM
Love your sig Abasir:p

PEACE:D

balsaman
07-06-2003, 09:40 PM
I am sure you would need to remove the gear box. I am sure it would work fine.

Eric