DC Motor Assembly Guide

Parts needed:

  • DC motor
  • Cricket jumpers, any color (x2)
    – 2-prong housing
    – soldering iron and solder (not pictured)

Start by stripping about half an inch of wire from the jumpers. Do not strip the end of the wire that has the cricket jumper. Wrap the exposed wires around themselves to make one solid wire.

Bend the exposed wire so that it can be hooked through the DC motor’s wire hooks.

Place one of the wires on each side. Hook them completely around and wrap them around the hooks. Apply solder to each hook. Completely cover the hole inside the wire hooks so the connection is secured.

Next is to take the other ends of the both wires, the jumpers, and attach them to the 2-prong housing. The orientation of the jumper is very important.

The jumper has a tiny tab on one side; you might not be able to see it clearly but you can feel it with your finger. When plugging it in, the tab must be facing the side of the housing with the tiny opening. When placed in, you should feel a light “click” and if it has been put in correctly then you will not be able to take it out. If it is easily removable you have either placed it in incorrectly or not pushed it in far enough.

Place a jumper on either side of the housing.

DC motor assembly complete!