1564B 6V Solenoid Push Pull Linear Actuator Motor Electromagnet
Solenoids are basically electromagnets: they are made of a big coil of copper wire with an armature (a slug of metal) in the middle. When the coil is energized, the slug is pulled into the center of the coil. This makes the solenoid able to pull (from one end) or push (from the other).
This solenoid in particular is fairly small, with a 63 mm long body and a 'captive' armature with a return spring. This means that when activated with up to 6VDC, the solenoid moves, and when the voltage is removed it springs back to the original position, which is quite handy.
Many lower-cost solenoids are only pushed type or only pull type and may not have a captive armature (it'll fall out!) or don't have a return spring. This one even has nice mounting holes, it's a great all-purpose solenoid. To drive a solenoid from an Arduino or any other microcontroller, you will need a power transistor and a diode. You can also use our relay boards to control the solenoid from an Arduino.
- 6V DC operation (you can use 4-7 DC volts, but lower voltage results in weaker/slower operation)
- Push or pull type with 10 mm throw
- 55N Newton starting force (6VDC)
- Keeping Force(10mm Travel):700g
- Automation equipment
- Game Machines
- Slot Machines
- Vending Machines
- Automatic Office Equipment
1 x 6V Solenoid Push Pull Linear Actuator Motor Electromagnet