Woodchuck here. i need to make a 12 volt solenoid work. Anyone have a wiring diagram they can share? I am going to use a wireless remote to activate the solenoid, so I am guessing I'll need a relay to handle the current for the coil of the solenoid?
Also, what keeps the solenoid engaged once it is energized? Like the power door locks on a car. Once they are locked, I know there isn't power running to the solenoid all the time to keep the lock engaged, that would run the battery down.
Post by Darkside Engineering on Jun 3, 2012 2:03:27 GMT -5
how long does the solenoid need to stay engaged, if I knew your application I could help you out more. What are you using for a battery, etc. a standard 30 amp relay can carry the load and the center pin will be in latched position, or there is pulse timers that for a certain amount of time then release. If you can give me an idea of what your doing I should be able to come up with something for you.