Brushless motors

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  August 29, 2022
I love creating free content full of tips for my readers, you. I don't accept paid sponsorships, my opinion is my own, but if you find my recommendations helpful and you end up buying something you like through one of my links, I could earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Learn more

A brushless motor is an electric motor that uses no brushes. The commutation of a brushless motor is done electronically instead of using physical brushes.

This results in a more efficient and longer-lasting motor. Brushless motors are used in various applications, including computer fans, hard drives, and electric vehicles.

They are also often used in high-performance power tools.

What is a brushless motor

What are the advantages of brushless motors?

Brushless motors have several advantages over brushed motors, including higher efficiency, lower electromagnetic interference, and longer lifetime. Brushless motors are also smaller and lighter than brushed motors.

What are the disadvantages of brushless motors?

One of the main disadvantages of brushless motors is that they are more expensive than brushed motors. Brushless motors also require more complex electronic controllers, making them even more expensive.

I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.