Motor Break In? do you do it?

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by TYSONtheSNIPER, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. TYSONtheSNIPER

    TYSONtheSNIPER New Member

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    So I've heard that by breaking in your motor you expand its life and how well it works. Only problem is I'm not 100% sure how I'm supposed to do it.

    From the very few YouTube videos I saw it seems like you figure out what 1/2 the cells your preffered battery uses, then you construct a "mini" battery from that number.

    So what I'm asking is,

    1: let's say I'm using a 9.6 volt battery. How many cells should I use to make my "breaking in" battery.

    2: to make my battery can I use AA or AAA batterys.

    3: then once I construct this battery am I supposed to run the motor on it until the battery is out of juice.


    So that's it, can I get some help from experienced people that have done this. Thanks guys.
     
  2. BRTSoloWing

    BRTSoloWing Active Member

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    To be honest I haven't seen this as a need for airsoft motors. I use to water brake my rc motors, but if your not careful you'll destroy a motor quickly doing that.
     

  3. Archer627

    Archer627 New Member

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    I guess I'll chime in on this one. Rather than do the water break in, I do a run of about two minutes on no load using half current. I use 3 "D" batteries. I then do the same for a shorter period of time in reverse. I then open up the motor and use my air Jose to blow out any debris that may have come from the brushes.
     
  4. TYSONtheSNIPER

    TYSONtheSNIPER New Member

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    Awesome guys, thanks for the info. I too looked into it further and found out why doing it to an R/C car motor is important. I guess they do it because those motors are running 10-15 minutes without a break, while in airsoft unless your using a light machine gun, your motor doesn't tend to be run extreamly long. Therefore making a motor break in less important. I'll still probably run my new motor of a couple of batteries just in case, but it doesn't seem nearly as important as I thought. Still a good idea though.

    Thanks again everyone.
     
  5. BRTSoloWing

    BRTSoloWing Active Member

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    No problem, I use to race mini-Zs, so brake in was vary important with them. I ran races that were up to 35 to 40 minutes long, so braking them in helped them get to best performance faster, and run cooler longer. Iv burned my fingers a few times, and had one catch on fire. Lost most of that one.
     
  6. Robin-Hood

    Robin-Hood New Member

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    We don't run our motors like RC guys do. If you're going to be putting it in a SAW or something and holding the trigger a lot then it's probably worth it but it's not really necessary.