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3540_0 RC Linear Actuator




The 3540_0 RC Linear Actuator is an axial design with a powerful drivetrain and a rectangular cross section for increased rigidity.

The L12 actuator is designed to move push or pull loads along its full stroke length. The speed of travel is determined by the gearing of the actuator and the load or force the actuator is working against at a given point in time. When power is removed, the actuator stops moving and holds its position, unless the applied load exceeds the backdrive force, in which case the actuator will backdrive. Stalling the actuator under power for short periods of time (several seconds) will not damage the actuator.

The linear actuator is an alternative to designing with gears, motors, servos and linkages. The controller sees the actuator as a standard RC servo.


This actuator can be controlled by an RC servo controller. You can find a list of suitable controllers on the Compatible Products tab.

3540_0 RC Linear Actuator comes packaged with

  • Two mounting clamps
  • Two mounting brackets
  • Two rod end options: a clevis end and a threaded end with nut


Product Specifications of 3540_0 RC Linear Actuator

Motor Properties
Motor Type RC Linear Actuator (Servo)
Stroke Length 100 mm
Maximum Speed 12 mm/s
Peak Power Point (@ 6 mm/s) 23 N
Peak Efficiency Point (@ 8 mm/s) 12 N
Gear Ratio 100:1
Positional Error Max 300 μm
Electrical Properties
Rated Voltage 6 V DC
Rated Current (on 1061 controller) 50 mA
Rated Current (on 1066 controller) 83 mA
Stall Current (on 1061 controller) 450 mA
Stall Current (on 1066 controller) 450 mA
Physical Properties
Gear Train Material Metal
Backdrive Force 80 N
Side Force Max 15 N
Weight 56 g
Wire Length 330 mm
Operating Temperature Min -10 °C
Operating Temperature Max 50 °C


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 1 × 1 in