Linear Solenoid 60V from 8V Circuit

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MontyPylon

Joined Feb 7, 2016
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I have a linear solenoid that I want to push 60V through for a very small amount of time, but my voltage source is a 2S LiPo (7.4V). Is there a way I can charge up some capacitors and then use an N-channel MOSFET to switch the solenoid on for a second? I want to use the linear solenoid to kick a golf ball on a soccer robot that I am building. Any help would be appreciated! I am fairly new to circuitry and electronics.

Thank you!
 

ronv

Joined Nov 12, 2008
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I have a linear solenoid that I want to push 60V through for a very small amount of time, but my voltage source is a 2S LiPo (7.4V). Is there a way I can charge up some capacitors and then use an N-channel MOSFET to switch the solenoid on for a second? I want to use the linear solenoid to kick a golf ball on a soccer robot that I am building. Any help would be appreciated! I am fairly new to circuitry and electronics.

Thank you!
You can use a boost regulator, but it is often difficult to find one that outputs 60 volts.
But in any case more info is needed about your actuator like voltage, current, etc.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-35V-to-2-2-30V-New-Boost-Buck-Voltage-Module-Step-Up-Down-Converter-Regulator-/251859672740?hash=item3aa4019ea4:g:Ic4AAOSwv0tU8WBm
 

Sensacell

Joined Jun 19, 2012
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Also need to know how often you need to fire this thing.

A simple flyback boost converter could work, but it's not going to charge up instantly.
 

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MontyPylon

Joined Feb 7, 2016
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Also need to know how often you need to fire this thing.

A simple flyback boost converter could work, but it's not going to charge up instantly.
That's fine if it doesn't charge up instantly. Can I use a flyback boost converter to charge up some capacitors and then release the charge from there? If so what capacitance values would I use? And thank you for responding!
 

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MontyPylon

Joined Feb 7, 2016
6
You can use a boost regulator, but it is often difficult to find one that outputs 60 volts.
But in any case more info is needed about your actuator like voltage, current, etc.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-35V-to-2-2-30V-New-Boost-Buck-Voltage-Module-Step-Up-Down-Converter-Regulator-/251859672740?hash=item3aa4019ea4:g:Ic4AAOSwv0tU8WBm
Awesome, thank you! I bought it yesterday. Can I directly hook this up to my linear solenoid or should I store the charge in a capacitor?
 

tcmtech

Joined Nov 4, 2013
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At what power level does your solenoid core go into magnetic saturation?

Thats the voltage/power level you want to hit it with being anything over that is of drastically diminishing returns.
 
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