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How to test 9V train motor

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Hi.

I've bought some train parts, and got a single 9V train motor

I have nothing to use it for, so I would like to sell it again. In order to get the most out of the sale, I would, of course, like to know if the motor works. Is it possible to connect a batterybox to the connector on the top of the motor?

Thanks

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It should be possible. Even a 9v battery and two wires will do if you don't have the Lego parts.

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PF AA or AAA battery box and a short or long PF extension cable would do it.

Put the cable's dark bluish gray plug to the battery box, the light bluish gray plug to the motor. This will test, if the inside MOTOR works.

But this method won't test, if current pickup is working. Most 9V motors die because power pickups inside got dirty (repairable) or broken.

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Okay, I see. I have all other possibilities for testing, than an 9V track. I'll try to power it from the top connector. 

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If you have a battery and son wire, you can hold it against the wheels on the motor and they should spin, no it with the motor on its back

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