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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by northern, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. northern


    Nov 12, 2011
    Hi everyone. I have been a licensed electrician for 22 years and i learned electronics way back in the day. today i am trying to figure out what kind of coil i need for a small project i am working on. i need an electromagnet that is max 10 mm wide, 10 mm long, and 3 mm high that works on 12 or 24v. it does not need to be too strong but it needs to be able to pull in a few grams 1/4 inch or so with a spring return. if anyone can help me pick something out of the digikey catalog i would greatly appreciate it. as far as inductance goes i have no idea. Thanks in advance...
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    Hi northern
    welcome to the forums

    probably best to serch their catalog for Solenoid
    here's one example...

    they have many choices :)
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