It's all about temperature. 2X the voltage 4X the power. There are other
variables as well and it would be a science project to find out how much
overvoltage and for how long before you damage the motor. You may also
partially damage the motor and shorten it's life at 12V.
On Jul 26, 2010, at 12:55 PM, Douglas Braun wrote:
> I read somewhere (maybe this mailing list?) the the lifetime of
> an incandescent light bulb is inversely proportional to the
> sixth power of the voltage. I.e. double the voltage, and the lifetime
> is reduced 64x. Hopefully motors aren't so bad in this regard.
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