The Lego Power Functions XL-Motor: power and versatility
The Lego XL-Motor belongs to the Lego Power Functions range, the new electrical system for Technic models since 2007. Although studless and quite large in size, the Lego Power Functions XL-Motor can nonetheless be used in a large number of robotic designs. Above all, it delivers an impressive pull-out torque of 40 N.cm, which makes it the ideal motor for building your Lego Technic robots and vehicles.
The advantages of the Lego Power Functions XL-Motor
Born of the latest generation of the brand’s 9 V electric motors, the main feature of the Lego Power Functions XL-Motor is its unusually high power, with a pull-out torque twice that of any other motor (notably the Lego Power Functions M-Motor).
Technical specifications of the Power Functions XL-Motor (ref: 8882)
The Lego Power Functions XL-Motor offers the following features:
- 220 rpm off-load (i.e. a fairly modest off-load speed, allowing a considerable torque to be developed)
- • Voltage: 9 V
- Consumption: 300 mA under normal conditions – do not draw more than 600 mA continuous
- . Maximum torque at 90 mN.m
- Dimensions: 5 cm wide by 6 cm long by 5 cm high
- 71 g
- Supplied with 20 cm cable fitted with an asymmetric stackable connector to prevent connecting the wrong way round
A video below shows a review of the Lego Power Functions XL-Motor:
Note:This Lego Power Functions XL-Motor is not suitable for low power applications (e.g. with a photovoltaic panel). If the motor jams, the power supply should be cut to avoid electrical overload.
Resources for the Lego Power Functions XL-Motor
You will find in the following resources documents that will help you get started with the Lego Power Functions XL-Motor: