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Solenoid... What power supply?

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by PandaMan, Oct 10, 2011.

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  1. PandaMan

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    I want to use a solenoid to propel a small, very light block up a guide rod with enough force to ring a bell. I'm not sure of the exact weight of the block or the length of the guide rod, etc, but I thought a 9V or 12V battery would be best.
    I would, of course, be using a relay to keep the large voltage away from the PICaxe chip

    PandaMan
     
  2. shrtrnd

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    Your power supply, is going to depend on the parameters of whatever solenoid you select.
     
  3. PandaMan

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    *facepalm*.... thanks. I had a special moment :p
     
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