A solenoid to press a push button

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Seosamdot, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Seosamdot

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    I need a small solenoid that will, when energized, push down on a pusbutton. The way I want the solenoid to work is to energize, ever time it is pulsed by a dc voltage source. The dc voltage source I'll be using will be anywhere from 6 to 15v. Hope someone can help me. I'll supply further info if requested.
     
  2. IC-Man

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  3. gerty

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    Then there's the ever usefull electric car door locking solenoid. There are a couple of different varieties, the moptorized one is the slowest.
     
  4. Bernard

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    How much force is needed to operate PB & how much travel? For simplicity you need a push type solenoid like an offering on All Electronics, most likley the 24 V model.
     
  5. KMoffett

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    Unless the PB has a strong spring, you also need one with a spring return.

    Ken
     
  6. bocoin

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    Does the solenoid actually nee to press the button or could the button be replaced by a relay?
     
  7. BillB3857

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    Or an opto-isolator?
     
  8. KMoffett

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    A week and no reply.:rolleyes:

    Ken
     
  9. BillB3857

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    Ya gotta love the single posters! Maybe he found a solenoid that was too strong and punched a hole through his keyboard.
     
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