5A/230VAC - choosing a solenoid

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  1. Mctwist

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  2. mcgyvr

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    So you have found a device with a relay that has a max rating of 230VAC @5A... Obviously anything you attach to it should not exceed either of those ratings..
     
  3. Mctwist

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    Ah so its a max rating,
    In that respect, is it ok to select a solenoid with 24v nominal rating?

    In addition what about the power rating, am i right in thinking it will be 5 x the solenoid's nominal voltage?
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    24V is fine as its less that 230V last time I checked.. :)

    Not sure what you are asking about the power rating... But as long as your solenoid requires less that 5A you "should" be fine..
     
  5. Mctwist

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    lol apologies, I'm being dumb now :p
    Thanks for the help :) last quick question, this kit can be used to turn an output (relay) on or off. So I'm thinking about which type of solenoid to use. It needs to move an aftermarket door bolt in (lock when user turns relay on, must remain locked until user requests otherwise) and out (unlock when user turns relay off). Theres quite a lot out there (latching, magnetic latching, AC open frame etc),
    Would you mind providing me with any advice for a type of solenoid for this application?
     
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