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Motor Cooling

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From RC Driver Issue: 134

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QUESTION:

coolingHi Tony. Love the magazine, especially the Ask Tony part. It’s been helping me learn more about RC all the time. I do have a question, though. If I put a heatsink on a brushed motor will that make it faster?
Glen Q., Detroit, MI

ANSWER:

Hey Glen, The short answer is no, adding a heatsink to a brushed motor won’t make it faster. However, adding the heatsink will keep the motor cooler which, in turn, will help it maintain its maximum power for a longer period of time. You may perceive this as more power, but it’s actually not. If you have one I would suggest running it on a brushed motor as it will also extend the life of the magnets and brushes as well. Good luck!
—Tony

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Tony

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