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Large push-pull solenoid

SKU: ADA413

$28.40 AUD, inc GST
$25.82 AUD, exc GST

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Large push-pull solenoid
28.4 AUD

SKU: ADA413

$28.40 AUD, inc GST
$25.82 AUD, exc GST
2 reviews 0 5 5

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Solenoids are basically electromagnets: they are made of a big coil of copper wire with an armature (a slug of metal) in the middle. When the coil is energized, the slug is pulled into the centre of the coil. This makes the solenoid able to pull (from one end) or push (from the other)

This solenoid in particular is nice and strong, with a 40mm long body and a 'captive' armature with a return spring. This means that when activated with up to 12VDC, the solenoid moves and then the voltage is removed it springs back to the original position, which is quite handy. Many lower cost solenoids are only push type or only pull type and may not have a captive armature (it'll fall out!) or don't have a return spring. This solenoid has 4xM3 (metric) threaded holes in the bottom for easy mounting.

To drive a solenoid you will need a power transistor and a diode, check this diagram for how to wire it to an Arduino or other microcontroller. You will need a fairly good power supply to drive a solenoid, as a lot of current will rush into the solenoid to charge up the electro-magnet, about 250mA, so don't try to power it with a 9V battery! Works best with a 12V power supply.

Technical Details

  • 12 DC operation (you can use 9-12 DC volts, but lower voltage results in weaker/slower operation)
  • Push or pull type with 10 mm throw
  • Coil resistance: ~12 ohms
  • 6 Newton starting force (12VDC / 50% duty cycle)
  • 5.1 oz / 144 grams

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Documentation and Resources:
  • The Maker Revolution
  • The Maker Revolution celebrates the creation of new devices and the modification of existing ones - the transition from a consumer buying goods to eventually having a major part in their creation. The Maker Revolution places strong emphasis on free (...
  • Controlling a Solenoid with an Arduino
  • In this tutorial, we will look at the basics of Solenoids and how they work. Then we will design a small circuit that can drive a Solenoid from the input/output pins on your Arduino board. We covered a whole bunch of rotational motion concepts whe...

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by John verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    We are building a state of the art fox trap. Everyone knows how to trap a fox but it is difficult to find anyone who has actually trapped one. It took us a year to catch the last fox in Yookamurra Sanctuary. Now we are determined to catch the rogue fox in Warrawong Sanctuary which has decimated the wildlife there over the last year. So! We ( That means Proo Geddes, John Wamsley and Shane Wamsley are building the trap. The idea is that it can be remotely operated (totally) So! we are buying the it bits and pieces from Core Electronics and they are doing a wonderful job. Thanks Core Electronics. Incidentally John Wamsley (who was Australian Environmentalist of the year in 2003) is from Newcastle. (Posted on 19/10/2018)

  2. Review by Vincent verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Solid solenoid with some good power. Easy to mount and use. (Posted on 14/06/2018)

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NSW, 2289
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