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Old 11-30-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Need help on breaking in a motor (CO27)

This is my first new motor that I buy. What is the best way to break-in this motor to make it as fast as possible?

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Your post sounds like this is all new to you, so try to keep things a simple as possible...

Run the motor at around 2-3 volts with no load for 5-10 minutes is a decent general, "simple" procedure...

The difficult part in responding to your question is that there are a lot of unknowns in you question... "Pro" or "tuned" versions of the Co27 will need less break in, since they have serrated brushes which seat easier/faster and which are (in theory) already at least partially broken in...

However, the standard, "raw" versions of the motor come with generic brushes (usually installed with eyelets not soldered on), and those brushes typically are NOT serrated, have very poor contact as they are purchsed, etc... These brushes are very poor performers, and even when you get them fully seated, the motor just doesn't perform very well, so you need to get into installing quality brushes, etc. which becomes a whole thread in itself...
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