Electrical requirements of a DVD drive motor? Answered
I've just ripped up an old DVD drive to re-use the motors in a basic BEAM/Solarbot. Its clearly marked with the polarity but I'm unsure of its electrical needs - will I need to use a certain spec'd solar panel/capacitor to supply its power needs? Or will it simply work with whatever I supply it (lower torque/power aside)?
I'm short on electrical know how and looking to build both theory and practical knowledge tinkering around. I've seen a number of kits that have solar cells that supply 4.5V / 18mA - but assume this would be more applicable to how fast the capacitor is charged.