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Adafruit Lock-style Solenoid - 12VDC

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Key Features:

  • Slanted-cut Slug can be reversed to match application
  • Good strong mounting bracket
  • Desgined for a basic cabinet, safe, or door

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 need a power transistor and a diode. 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!

Item Specifics
Power required: 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: 1.64" x 2.1" x 1.08"
Dimensions: 0.92" x 2.65" x 1.08"
Wire length: 8.75"
Weight: 147.71g