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Motor polarity CW as CCW

ITZ G1

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Hi all, I've just snapped a motor cable (from the base of the motor), to impatient to find my prop removal tool (I'll learn!) :-/

I have a spare motor, but it's the wrong 'rotation'. Can I use a CW motor on an CCW arm by wiring it up backwards? My understanding of electronics would suggest so but is there anything built in (diodes?) that would stop this working? As all the spares I've found come in 'pairs' I get an inkling it's not that simple!
 

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try reversing the cable when soldered
Hi all, I've just snapped a motor cable (from the base of the motor), to impatient to find my prop removal tool (I'll learn!) :-/

I have a spare motor, but it's the wrong 'rotation'. Can I use a CW motor on an CCW arm by wiring it up backwards? My understanding of electronics would suggest so but is there anything built in (diodes?) that would stop this working? As all the spares I've found come in 'pairs' I get an inkling it's not that simple!

try reversing the cable when soldered
 

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So, have you done it by reversing the direction of the cable? not successful? This should work. otherwise you have to check the flowing DC current. match everything.
 

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I have done it in the past. Motor still works Tello flies just fine :) just reverse the polarity of your wires.
 
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you can do this but lifetime will be shortened significantly.
The little brushes in the motor are directional, and don't like to be run in reverse for extended periods.
 
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