empowering creative people

    Robotics > Solenoids

    Lock-style Solenoid - 12VDC

    SKU: ADA1512

    $25.00 AUD, inc GST

    More Views

    Lock-style Solenoid - 12VDC
    25 AUD

    SKU: ADA1512

    $25.00 AUD, inc GST
    124 units ship in 4 to 7 days (delivered by Tue, 7th of Mar)
    Shipping Offer

    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 center of the coil. This makes the solenoid able to pull from one end.

    This solenoid in particular is nice and strong, and has a slug with a slanted cut and a good mounting bracket. It's basically an electronic lock, designed for a basic cabinet or safe or door. Normally the lock is active so you can't open the door because the solenoid slug is in the way. It does not use any power in this state. When 9-12VDC is applied, the slug pulls in so it doesn't stick out anymore and the door can be opened.

    The solenoids come with the slanted slug as shown above, but you can open it with the two Phillips-head screws and turn it around so its rotated 90, 180 or 270 degrees so that it matches the door you want to use it with.

    To drive a solenoid you will 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 500mA, so don't try to power it with a 9V battery!



    Lock-style Solenoid - 12VDC (8:17)

    Technical Details

    • 12VDC (you can use 9-12 DC volts, but lower voltage results in weaker/slower operation)
    • Draws 650mA at 12V, 500 mA at 9V when activated
    • Designed for 1-10 seconds long activation time
    • Max Dimensions: 41.85mm / 1.64" x 53.57mm / 2.1" x 27.59mm / 11.08"
    • Dimensions: 23.57mm / 0.92" x 67.47mm / 2.65" x 27.59mm / 11.08"
    • Wire length: 222.25mm / 8.75"
    • Weight: 147.71g
    • Diagram
    • SketchUp Datasheet

    This product is listed in:

    Documentation and Resources:
    • Controlling a Solenoid with an Arduino
    • We covered a whole bunch of rotational motion when we looked at DC motors. It’s only fair to give linear motion the same treatment. Electric solenoids work on similar electromagnetic principles to those of DC motors, however, solenoids can u...

    Product Comments

    We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

    • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
    • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
    • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
    • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region

    If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

    Our physical address:

    Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
    Adamstown
    NSW, 2289
    Australia

    Please checkout our customer service page if you have other frequently asked questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.