Although there are similarities between a 12v DC motor and a 24 Volt Motor, there are also distinct differences. Overall, both of these motors are designed to perform almost identically with the exception that a 12-volt motor draws twice the current from its 12-volt supply than what a 24-volt motor draws.

For a given mechanical load, the power supplied to both motors would be similar.

Key Comparisons

Understanding their similarities is just as important as knowing about the differences between 12v DC motors and 24 volt motors. Of course, by working with the professionals at METMotors, the design and manufacturing are handled by highly skilled engineers. As part of the buying process, a company representative can explain in greater detail the information specific to the type of motor you wish to purchase.

However, for the sake of example, some of the key comparisons between a 12v DC motor and a 24 Volt Motor are provided below.

  • If 20 amps are required for a 12v DC motor to supply a particular mechanical power output, then only 10 amps would be needed by a 24 volt motor to achieve the same level of performance.
  • For a simple type of DC motor, the rotation is at full speed on no load, with speed determined primarily by applied voltage. Therefore, if 24 volts were applied to a 12v DC motor, it could cause some damage by running at twice the speed.
  • In most cases, a 12v DC motor will be similar in price when compared to a 24 volt motor for the same application. The main reason is that the physical size of the motor can usually determine its power output.
  • There is also a difference between wiring for a 12-volt motor versus a 24 volt motor. For example, at 24 volts, smaller wire can be used for delivering power efficiently, whereas for 12 volts, twice the size of wire is needed to provide the same amount of power.