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.
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Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5