Controlling solenoid valve

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Siddha05, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Siddha05

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 2, 2013
    Folks...Noob here...need help from all your experts out there for a similar setup. I need help with making the connections for controlling a normally closed 12VDC solenoid pinch valve using a DAQ Card with Digital Output (NI USB 6009), SSR (LCA 710) and a DC power supply [ZP40-51212N]. The SSR has 6 pins (3 on each side). Can someone tell me what should I connect on the control side and the load side. Thank you very much.
  2. Georacer


    Nov 25, 2009
    Your post was moved into its own thread, since this is a separate question.

    Please open a new thread each time you want to ask a new question.
  3. Uber_Goober


    Jan 19, 2013
    I'm not familiar with the DAQ card but I did recently do a project where I'm controlling a 12VDC solenoid valve from a PIC microcontroller. I'm driving the PIC with a digital MOSFET and it works very well.

    Here's the mosfet I'm using:

    Just don't forget to put a flyback diode across the coils.

    Here's the circuit I used in case it helps. Note that the pin connectors "c1" and "c2" are for a header on my pcb. The solenoid has a female header that plugs in here.

  4. crutschow


    Mar 14, 2008
    Why do you need the SSR?