This High-Torque MG996R Digital Servo features metal gearing resulting in extra high 10kg stalling torque in a tiny package. The MG996R is essentially an upgraded version of the famous MG995 servo, and features upgraded shock-proofing and a redesigned PCB and IC control system that make it much more accurate than its predecessor. The gearing and motor have also been upgraded to improve dead bandwith and centering. The unit comes complete with 30cm wire and 3 pin 'S' type female header connector that fits most receivers, including Futaba, JR, GWS, Cirrus, Blue Bird, Blue Arrow, Corona, Berg, Spektrum and Hitec. 

This high-torque standard servo can rotate approximately 120 degrees (60 in each direction). You can use any servo code, hardware or library to control these servos, so it's great for beginners who want to make stuff move without building a motor controller with feedback & gear box, especially since it will fit in small places. The MG996R Metal Gear Servo also comes with a selection of arms and hardware to get you set up nice and fast!

Specifications (Manufacturer):

  • Power Supply: 4.8V to 7.2V
  • Weight : 55g
  • Dimension: 40.7 x 19.7 x 42.9 mm approx 
  • Operating Speed : 0.17sec / 60 degrees (4.8V no load)
  • Operating Speed : 0.14sec / 60 degrees (6.0V no load)
  • Stall Torque : 9.4 kg-cm at 4.8V
  • Stall Torque : 11 kg-cm at 6V
  • Gear Type: All Metal Gears
  • Connector Wire: Heavy Duty, 11.81" (300mm)

Question & Answer

Total 20 questions

Q: This is a really good servo with all metal gears.But this motor is not suitable for arduino servo.h.You can still use it with arduino if you can generate your own pulse.Servo.h will not allow this servo to move to any lower than 12degree. Any less the servo gets stuck, makes noise and draws about 1.2 amp (i used lab power supply).I googled and found arduino code for controlling servo via keyboard.Few modifications to the code and the servo worked perfectly. Questioned by Hasib_Rahman, 02-Apr-2014

bro can you plz tell me how you did it? Answered by tazleef, 01-Jun-2014 21:03 PM

I need help to drive this servo. mail me at Answered by Md.Mahfuz, 28-Nov-2015 23:01 PM

Q: Is it 180 degree rotation Servo? Questioned by asifcuet, 04-Oct-2014

Q: Check this link if you are new to motors..... Get a clear idea before purchasing ... Questioned by suntop, 07-Oct-2014

Q: is there no kit available with this servo ?? Questioned by CopperMasud, 10-Oct-2014

No. Answered by A.R, 08-Nov-2014 15:53 PM

Q: Is it a continuous servo or fixed position servo? Plz reply anyone as soon as possible. Questioned by Robi, 08-Nov-2014

Fixed. This one has continuous rotation Answered by A.R, 08-Nov-2014 16:55 PM

Q: When it will available? Questioned by rayedonee, 29-Nov-2014

Q: Can I use a 9v battery for this Questioned by ShifatShuvo, 27-Jan-2015

No. As you can see the Operation Voltage is : 4.8 - 7.2Volts Answered by A.R, 28-Jan-2015 11:06 AM

Q: how to operate 0-180 degree servo motor Questioned by Md.Azam, 05-Mar-2015

Q: Can you please specify whether it is 180 degree rotation or 360 degree rotation servo! Questioned by mahmud.rdn, 18-Jun-2015

Please see this datasheet. Answered by A.R, 05-Jul-2015 10:40 AM

Q: i need a powerful servo that can pull up at least 2-3 kg. i have used this but it can't take the load. can i replace with this one with my servo.h ardunio program. Questioned by, 12-Jan-2016

Sorry. We cannot give the exchange. Answered by A.R, 12-Jan-2016 18:01 PM

i will buy one.i need to know that will it work as in arduino Answered by, 13-Jan-2016 11:09 AM

Both have completely different specs , size and everything. So, obviously performance will not be same. Answered by A.R, 13-Jan-2016 14:47 PM

Q: is the stall torque actually 15 kg? or 1.5kg? Questioned by AzimAlif, 18-Feb-2016

Q: is the stall torque actually 15 kg? or 1.5kg? Questioned by AzimAlif, 23-Feb-2016

Q: is the stall torque actually 15 kg? or 1.5kg? Questioned by AzimAlif, 23-Feb-2016

As it is already written in the specs. Answered by A.R, 23-Feb-2016 12:13 PM

Q: I've seen it, 13 kg - 15kg torque. but, how can it be that much powerful when the other more costly ones are less powerful? Questioned by AzimAlif, 23-Feb-2016

It depends on power But I don't think it can carry that much weight.. Answered by sashanka.pramanik, 29-Apr-2016 18:59 PM

Q: Yes the first commented person Hasib_Rahman is right Please make sure before buying it is "tower pro" or "Tower dpro" though tower pro original but it will not work with arduino properly. But dPro will work but as it is duplicate. Questioned by sashanka.pramanik, 29-Apr-2016

Q: Ei servo ta ki 360 deg. ghura?And eitak ki Arduino dea Connect kora jai? Questioned by fazlyfardinchowdhury, 27-Aug-2016

You can control this servo with Arduino, but this is 180 degree of rotations. Answered by FAHIM_REAZA, 28-Aug-2016 09:48 AM

Arduino er shate Motion sensor and servo Jodi use kori tahole ki servo er jonno motor Driver use korte hobe? Answered by fazlyfardinchowdhury, 28-Aug-2016 17:18 PM

Dear customer, to operate a servo motor you don't have to use any motor driver. But you may have to provide external power to the servo according to the biasing voltage of that servo motor. If you have any problem to understand it, please make a contact with our engineers. Email: Cell: +8801833168171 Thanks for with us. Answered by FAHIM_REAZA, 04-Sep-2016 10:12 AM

Q: Is this "tower pro" or "towerdpro" Questioned by Md.Rana, 04-Nov-2016

Towerpro. Answered by A.R, 06-Nov-2016 10:18 AM

Q: When is it available? I need 6 of these Questioned by RiasatAhmedC, 21-Jan-2019

Q: Continuous rotation? Questioned by Blade_Runner, 20-Sep-2019

No. Answered by A.R, 22-Sep-2019 09:32 AM

Q: i ordered 3 of these servos few days ago. according to datasheet "This high-torque standard servo can rotate approximately 120 degrees (60 in each direction)". but servos you provided are 360 degree with continuous rotation Questioned by rashed4t4, 18-Feb-2020

What is the order ID? Please mention. Answered by A.R, 19-Feb-2020 10:02 AM

Reviews & Ratings


20 Ratings / 1 Reviews








Bought 3 of them. Felt like one had some problem with gear and disassembled that one recently. What I found was that all the gears are made of plastic accept for the end one where is the hinge is attached. Very disappointing, didn't expect this from Techshop.


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