V5 Smart Motor

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V5 Smart Motor


The V5 Smart Motor is more than twice as powerful as the 2-Wire Motor 393, and puts an integrated encoder and a motor controller into one compact package. Customize speed and torque with interchangeable gear cartridges.

  • Use the built-in encoder to track a robot's rotational position and velocity
  • Ships with the standard gear cartridge of 18:1 (200 RPM)
  • Cartridges for 36:1 (100 RPM) & 6:1 (600 RPM) are coming soon
  • Compatible with both high-strength (1/4") and standard (1/8") VEX EDR shafts

Availability: Expected to Ship in August*

* We anticipate V5 to ship in August. However, there is no guarantee to the actual ship date.



Using the new method of power management, the V5 Smart Motors will always give consistent performance The motor runs at a slightly lower voltage than the batteries minimum voltage, and the motor's power is accurately controlled to +/-1%. This means the motor will perform the same for every match and every autonomous run regardless of battery charge or motor temperature.

Gear Options

Mechanisms such as flywheels and arms do not need large external gear ratios when the driving motor is already outputting a targeted output speed or torque. Therefore, changing internal gear ratios to fit specific needs allows more efficient and compact mechanisms to be designed. Use the clear window of the V5 Smart Motor to identify one of three user-changeable colored gear cartridges:

  • 36:1 (100 RPM) - High torque, low speed. Great for robot arms and lifting heavy objects
  • 18:1 (200 RPM) - Standard gear ratio for drive train applications
  • 6:1 (600 RPM) - Low torque, high speed. Best used for intake rollers, flywheels, or other fast moving mechanisms
Product Specs
V5 Smart Motor Specifications 2-Wire Motor 393 + Motor Controller 29
Speed Approximately 100, 200 or 600 RPM 120, 160, or 240 RPM
Peak Power 11 W 3.93 W
Continuous Power 11 W 2.70 W
Stall Torque 2.1 Nm 1.67 Nm
Low Battery Performance 100% Power Output 51% Power Output
Feedback Position
Velocity (calculated)
Torque (calculated)
Efficiency (calculated)
Encoder 1800 ticks/rev with 36:1 gears
900 ticks/rev with 18:1 gears
300 ticks/rev with 6:1 gears
627 ticks/rev with High Torque gears1
392 ticks/rev with High Speed gears1
261 ticks/rev with Turbo gears1
Dimensions 2.26” W x 2.82” L x 1.30” H
(57.3 mm W x 71.6 mm L x 33.0 mm H)
1.97” W x 2.16” L x 0.98” H
(50 mm W x 55 mm L x 25 mm H)
Weight 0.342 lbs
(155 grams)
0.209 lbs
(95 grams)

1. Motor 393 Position requires the Integrated Motor Encoder (IME).
Kit Contents
  • (1) V5 Smart Motor with 18:1 Cartridge
  • (2) 8-32 x 0.250" Star Drive Screws
  • (2) 8-32 x 0.375" Star Drive Screws
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