5 Tips For Selecting Small Electric Motor

Small Electric Motor

Over the past few years, the small electric motor has been upgrading its technology, and its demand is rising. Small electric motors have wide use in household appliances, industrial machines, motor vehicles, and even electric watches. The major factors pushing the growth of small electric motors during the current period are rising industrial activities and the growing demand for electric equipment like watches and hard drives across the globe. The basis of small electric motors is the principle of conversion of electric energy to mechanical energy.

Types Of Small Electric Motor

A man riding a motorcycle next to a body of water

Brushed DC Motor

A small clock sitting on top of a table

The benefits of the small electric motor are small friction, small starting voltages, lack of iron losses, efficiency is high, thermal dissipation is good.

Brushless DC Motor

The small electric motor has position control, excellent speed, and torque, long life, higher efficiency & package sizes, etc.

Micro Stepper Motor

The advanced technology of these small electric motor allows for really excellent dynamic motor act.

Linear Stepper Motor

This small electric motor holds the linear position without using power and reduces the system’s power necessities while not in operation.

Uses Of Small Electric Motor

The small electric motors usually have use in OEM-based products, compressors, industrial machinery, conveyor systems, pumps, and fans.

Apart from sample designs, a small electric motor has uses in hard drives, fans, pumps, coffee machines, robotic vacuum cleaners, hairdryers, mixers, bread cutters, etc.

Small electric motors are a trendy choice for increasing the battery life for moveable power tools, remote control cars, and model aircraft.

Features Of Small Electric Motor

High Efficiency

Speed Variability and Speed Control

Low Price

High Quality

High Reliability




Consider the following factors to choose the most appropriate electric motor:

Environmental Conditions

Often there are limits of high or low-temperature conditions for the motor. Check the corrosion test because some small electric motors will degrade when exposed to saline mist.


The Ip rating in motors specifies the degree of protection its materials have against the ingress of dust or fibers, accidental contact, and liquids’ ingress. The most common ratings in electric motors are IP21, IP22, and IP55, even though it will depend on the type of application.

Position In Setup

You should be clear of the position of a small electric motor in the setup. The three types of position are horizontal position, special application, and vertical position.

Power Rating

Know the required rotational speed and torque and select a small electric motor accordingly.

Duty Cycles

Some small electric motors perform better in continuous operation and some in Intermittent operation. Know the duty cycle you need, which may be continuous, variable continuous, intermittent, or one-hour operation.


A small electric motor is like the best multi-purpose motor, ideal for experimenting with direct current (DC) electricity and designing your motorized projects. Both AC and DC power small electric motors. Both Ac and DC generators are based on the small electric motor principle, making it possible to perform different types of movements like fast, precise, continuous, with or without gear shifting, etc. Therefore specific applications require their motor technology. All of this comes down to a point, choose your small electric motor as per your need.

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