The 3256E is a 12 volt gear motor, generating 0.82 Kg-cm of torque at 46 RPM. It is very efficient for its size, so less power is lost in the form of heat.

This motor comes equipped with an E4P US Digital Encoder, which keeps track of the motor's rotation, allowing you to control your motor precisely.

This family of motors (3254, 3255, 3256, 3257) have the same gearbox type and mounting metrics as the (3258, 3259, 3260) family of motors.


This motor can be controlled by a DC motor controller. You can find a list of suitable controllers on the Connection & Compatibility tab.

Comes packaged with

Product Specifications

Motor Properties
Motor Type DC Motor with Encoder
Output Power (Mechanical) 590 mW
Maximum Speed at Rated Voltage 46 RPM
Rated Torque 820 g·cm
Stall Torque 5.1 kg·cm
Electrical Properties
Rated Voltage 12 V DC
Rated Current 90 mA
Stall Current 260 mA
Physical Properties
Shaft Diameter 6 mm
Weight 140 g
Recommended Wire Size (Motor) 20 - 26 AWG
Gearbox Specifications
Gearbox Type Spur
Gear Ratio 50 : 1
Number of Gear Trains 4
Maximum Strength of Gears 12 kg·cm
Shaft Maximum Axial Load 35 N
Shaft Maximum Radial Load 25 N
Encoder Specifications
Encoder Resolution 360 CPR
Connector Type E4P
Current Consumption Min 27 mA
Supply Voltage Min 4.5 V DC
Supply Voltage Max 5.5 V DC


3256E_0 - 12V/0.8Kg-cm/46RPM 50:1 DC Gear Motor w/ Encoder

  • Brand: Phidgets
  • Product Code: ES001666
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 52.00€