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Dust in the motor? (Motor cover recommended?)


#1

I see lots of people running their motor without a cover. Over time the motor is going to get sandblasted, which is mainly just aesthetics. But what about dust? I feel like the motor’s bearings are going to get wrecked from dust and debris getting inside. For those of you have put lots of miles on your e-skate, has this been a problem for you at all?

I am using a Turnigy SK3 6374, and it just so happens a beer can is the perfect size for a motor cover. I have been designing a motor mount with an integrated vented cover. I may add a small cooling fan to the motor cover if necessary.


#2

I think overall the community has decided that heat created from a cover along with the fact that things can get trapped in between the cover and the motor make it a bad idea.
I would advise looking at this thread for farther information.
E-Board Motor Covers


#3

Thanks for the link! However, heat dissipation is a very solvable problem. I am interested to know more about the effects of dust on the high precision bearings.


#4

yeah… in my opinion its better without any sort of cover. The motors get more air and the dust that does get in there has a better chance of getting back out. Not to mention a lot of covers just trap the crap in there forever.

I’ve got some filthy motors sitting around that are years old and they still work well.


#5

Once in a while i just blow some compressed air in motor to blow out dust.