Answered: Mixing motors

Hi

Can you mix 369 motors set to torqe with 269 motors?

Thanks

Yes, you can.
When multiple DC motors are placed on the same mechanism, they will spread the load between them and work together.

If the two motors are geared together such that they have similar output speeds (i.e. since 269 and 393 motors have very similar output speeds already you can just combine them 1:1) the motors will balance out very efficiently.

Watch out for situations where one motor is being back-driven by multiple other motors (i.e. the internal gearing of a 269 motor is not designed to handle the torque of multiple 393 motors slamming it into reverse!).

-John