Brushed Motors vs. Brushless Motors

Koehler, Kenny. “Brushless Motor,” Pro Tools Review, 17 Mar. 2021, Accessed 29 Oct. 2021.

When it comes down to motors, there are two main types of motors: Brushed motors and brushless motors. The difference between brushed motors and brushless motors is large and important. Brushed motors tend to be less expensive, but in return are of lower quality. Brushless motors tend to be more expensive, but in return, the motor is of better quality. Brushed motors are reliable and have higher torque than brushless motors, but the components that help increase torque slowly deteriorate and create dust. Because of this, the motors must be regularly maintained. On the other hand, brushless motors are more expensive and more reliable. They have lower torque than brushed motors, but in return, they don’t produce as much dust because there aren’t a lot of parts touching each other, so regular maintenance isn’t required. Brushless motors have magnets that reduce friction and allow maximum efficiency. Overall, brushless motors are better than brushed motors because of their efficiency.