Tamiya 72001 Planetary Gearbox Kit

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The first in Tamiya’s “high efficiency” series, the planetary gearbox features two 4:1 and two 5:1 stages that can be combined in any way you like—you can even combine two kits to get really huge gear ratios. The output is always conveniently on the same axis as the motor shaft.


Description

Tamiya 72001 planetary gearbox dimensions (in mm)

Tamiya 72001 planetary gearbox dimensions (in mm)

The first in Tamiya’s “high efficiency” series, the planetary gearbox features two 4:1 and two 5:1 stages that can be combined in any way you like—you can even combine two kits to get really huge gear ratios. The output is always conveniently on the same axis as the motor shaft. Available gear ratios are 4:1, 5:1, 16:1, 20:1, 25:1, 80:1, 100:1, and 400:1.

The low-voltage motors in the planetary gearbox run on 3-6 volts and draw up to a few amps, making them perfect candidates for the DRV8833 motor driver carrier. Motor overheating can be caused by excessive stalling, even at very low voltages. We recommend that you use stall-detection sensors, or just watch your robot, to make sure that it doesn’t stall for more than a few seconds at a time.

This gearbox has a 4 mm diameter, round output shaft, which works with the wheels that are compatible with Tamiya 4 mm, round shafts. Our 3 mm universal mounting hub also fits on the smaller threaded end of the shaft, although it is not specifically intended to work with this type of shaft (the hub’s set screw could damage the thread on the shaft).

For motor specs, see the Mabuchi motor RC-260 (#2295) data sheet (60k pdf). To compare all Tamiya gear box kits, see the Tamiya Gearbox Gear Ratio Comparison.

Note: The planetary gearbox is a kit; assembly is required. To use the kit in robotics projects, you need to connect the motors to your own robot controller.


Specifications

General specifications

Typical operating voltage: 4.5 V
Gear ratio options: 4, 5, 16, 20,
25, 80, 100, 400 :1
Free-run motor shaft speed @ 3V: 6800 rpm1
Free-run current @ 3V: 130 mA2
Stall current @ 3V: 2.5 A
Motor shaft stall torque @ 3V: 1.2 oz·in3

Notes:

1
A theoretical speed of the gearbox output shaft can be computed by dividing this speed by the gear ratio.
2
This is the no-load current of the motor when disconnected from the gears in the gearbox; the no-load current of the entire gearbox with the motor connected will be slightly higher and will vary depending on the gear ratio.
3
A theoretical torque of the gearbox output shaft can be computed by multiplying this torque by the gear ratio.

Resources

Documentation and other information

Tamiya Gearbox Gear Ratio Comparison

Table comparing the gear ratios available in the many different Tamiya gearboxes we carry.



FAQs

Does this gearbox come with motors?
Yes, motors are included with the Tamiya gearbox kits.
How do I order the correct gear ratio for this gearbox?
The Tamiya gearbox kits come with all of the gears and parts necessary to build the gearbox in any of the possible gear ratio configurations.
Is this gearbox suitable for my robot or project?
This gearbox is an eduational kit that you have to put together yourself. It is designed for use in small, indoor projects. The gearbox comes with plastic gears and small, low-voltage motors; if you are looking to build anything meant to work outdoors or in a rugged setting, you should be ready to replace the gearbox often or consider using a more robust, pre-assembled gearbox.
What are the specifications for the motors included in this gearbox kit?
The Tamiya gearbox kits come with motors made by Mabuchi; please see the Mabuchi motor datasheet in the “Resources” section of this gearbox page for motor specs (be sure to look at the correct model number in the datasheet as indicated in the “Resources” link).
What kind of speed and torque will I get from this gearbox?
You can extrapolate a theoretical torque and RPM of the gearbox based on the gear ratio you build, the motor voltage, and the motor speed and torque. In general, this gearbox is a toy, so if you need very precise specifications, you might consider a more industrial gearbox.

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