I have no idea how many amps this motor will require and no way to test it.
The switch wired to the motor is rated at 16A/12V - I think that means it can provide up to 16 amps powered by a maximum of 12 volts.
Is it possible to power it using an Arduino Uno R3 with an L293D Motor Drive Shield and 6xAA battery pack?
Basically, I am trying to determine if I must buy a big 6v battery - is this the only way to power this motor?
I have acquired an older PowerWheels motor and gearbox from a Kawasaki trike.
QuoteI have no idea how many amps this motor will require and no way to test it.Well then you will have to buy a multimeter. Not really anyway around that unless you have a part number or wattage rating. If you want us to give you a general range then we wold need a photo, and your application....
QuoteBasically, I am trying to determine if I must buy a big 6v battery - is this the only way to power this motor?No. You could buy a Ac-DC converter (the charger might even work), or you could buy a lithium based battery (small, but more $$$).
Quote from: vjpcat on Feb 19, 2014, 12:37 amI have acquired an older PowerWheels motor and gearbox from a Kawasaki trike.Do you have more information than this - because there were multiple Kawasaki Power Wheels made:
That said - that kind of a number for amperage on those motors is about correct; they are fairly beefy things. In short, an L293 and 4 AA batteries will not cut it for this motor.For a battery, you will need basically the same thing the ride on toy used - a 6V 4 aH (or better amp-hour) battery. You will want to put an inline fuse as well (as close to the positive on the battery as possible) - of whatever amperage was originally specified (or start with 10A and increase to 25 if it keeps blowing).For the h-bridge, you're going to need something beefier - check pololu for something with a rating of around 30 amps (you size based on stall current plus around 20% extra).
Not sure I understand why to use an AC-DC converter if the motor is a DC motor? And how is it that I could use the charger?
I'm thinking this motor may be overkill for my project. I think I'll start a new topic then with the full description of my project because there are obviously a number of options and I really have no clue which way to go. Thanks for your input and please watch for my new post.
Here is a link to the manual:http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/content/pdfs/192178-1.pdf
Out of curiosity, what would I need to power this motor using the battery charger as previously suggested? Is it just a matter of connecting the motor directly to the charger as if it was the battery?
Ok, thanks. I was just wondering about that. I still would like to use that motor for some other project, so I'll just get the proper battery for it when I figure out what I'll do with it.