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V5 Smart Motor & Gear Cartridges

Starting at $9.99

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Compatible with products and accessories.
VRC, VEX U, VAIC legal.

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
  • Compatible with both VEX V5 shaft sizes

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.

Ships with a standard [200 RPM, 18:1] gear cartridge. 36:1 (100 RPM) and 6:1 (600 RPM) cartridges are also available for individual purchase.

V5 Smart Motor
Grouped product items
Product Name SKU Qty
V5 Smart Motor (11W)
V5 Smart Motor Gear Cartridges
Grouped product items
Product Name SKU Qty
V5 Smart Motor 36:1 Cartridge (100 RPM)
V5 Smart Motor 18:1 Cartridge (200 RPM)
V5 Smart Motor 6:1 Cartridge (600 RPM)
Replacement Parts
Grouped product items
Product Name SKU Qty
V5 Smart Motor Cap Replacement
V5 Smart Motor #8-32 Threaded Inserts (10-pack)

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
More Information
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 (with 100 RPM cartridge) 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).

V5 Smart Motor (276-4840)
(1) V5 Smart Motor w/ 18:1 Gear Cartridge

V5 Motor 36:1 Cartridge (276-5840)
(1) V5 Motor 36:1 Cartridge (100 RPM)

V5 Motor 18:1 Cartridge (276-5841)
(1) V5 Motor 18:1 Cartridge (200 RPM)

V5 Motor 6:1 Cartridge (276-5842)
(1) V5 Motor 6:1 Cartridge (600 RPM)

V5 Smart Motor Cap Replacement (276-6780)
(1) V5 Smart Motor Cap
(4) V5 Smart Motor Screw
(2) V5 Smart Motor #8-32 Threaded Inserts

V5 Smart Motor 8-32 Threaded Inserts (10-pack) (276-6781)
(10) V5 Smart Motor #8-32 Threaded Inserts

The V5 Smart Motor uses M1.8 x 16mm screws to hold the casing together. Use a PH1 Phillips bit to remove them.

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