[SCOUT] Waterproofing DC brush geared motors

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tarpon_tides
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[SCOUT] Waterproofing DC brush geared motors

Post by tarpon_tides » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:55 pm

Hi,

Is this an excitable way to waterproof a brushed geared Motor
https://www.robotshop.com/community/for ... ugru/13077

Matthew Gardner
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Re: [SCOUT] Waterproofing DC brush geared motors

Post by Matthew Gardner » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:47 pm

Yes. That would be an acceptable method of waterproofing a DC motor. Note, that I cannot guarantee this process will keep your motor waterproof, but the methodology is fine. Note that a non-waterproofed motor will shut down a Powerwerx Power supply (which many MATE regionals use). So if you find that the power supply does not seem to be working for you, it is likely a motor that is not waterproofed properly.

Good luck.

Matthew Gardner
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