where can I find a 5 Volt solenoid

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  1. And123

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    I'm currently building a project for an electronics class, I need a 5 Volt solenoid that is to run off of a TTL PLC board.

    Where can I find a 5volt linear solenoid for a reasonable cost and where can I find one with as long as a shaft as possible?

    Thanks...
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    Solenoids are getting to be hard to find, particularly for low voltages.

    What is it that you are attempting to accomplish?

    How long of a stroke do you need?

    Pushing or pulling?

    "Ding-dong" doorbells from the 50's through the late 70's had a pair of 24VAC solenoids in them; a single "ding" for the rear door, and dual-tone for the front. They had a fairly long throw. You could use a relay to switch power to the solenoid. A 24vac solenoid will operate on 17v-18v DC.
     
  3. Bernard

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    How long of a stroke? What is duty cycle, on-off? How much current is available? Can you re -wind one with help?
     
  4. JFEG

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    6 volt solenoid available at www.rapidonline.com jfeg
     
  5. JFEG

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  6. And123

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    Appreciate it guys, I ended up with a 24 VDC solenoid. This is to actuate a starting gate for a pinewood derby racetrack.
     
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