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gbadger

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Hi Everyone
i have made some 24vdc solenoid activated locks and i need to test them on a continuous cycle switching them on and off every 2 or 3 seconds is there any easy interface that i can buy or make.

Thanks in advance if anyone got any ideas

Badger
 

gbadger

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Hi Doggy it will be a maximum of testing 16 of these solenoid activators all at once and total draw would be no more than 6 amps total
Thanks for the reply

Badger
 

ben7

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Use a 555 timer circuit and a relay to turn your solenoids on and off.
 

gbadger

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Thanks ben7 and cowan i will investigate both ways i will probably have to pay someone to draw the circuit up because i am not upto these sort of projects i wish i was,i was kind of hoping i could buy something off the shelf.
Thanx for your comments

Badger
 

Reloadron

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Thanks ben7 and cowan i will investigate both ways i will probably have to pay someone to draw the circuit up because i am not upto these sort of projects i wish i was,i was kind of hoping i could buy something off the shelf.
Thanx for your comments

Badger

Oh, if you want a simple off the shelf solution what you are looking for is a repeat cycle timer / relay. Something like these from Macromatic. They are also available from manufacturers like NTE, Omeron and a few others. They come with 11 pin and 8 pin bases to plug into common sockets. They are popular for applications like "burn in" testing of products. Additionally on units with dual contacts out, one set of contacts can be used to drive a counter so you know how many cycles the product(s) under test have had. Typically depending on the number of functions they cost between about $40 and $100 USD.

There are dozens of variations out there. I just happen to use the plug in flavors. There are likely versions costing less in assorted configurations.

That may help as to an out of the box canned solution.

Ron
 
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gbadger

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Ron thankyou very much for taking the time to guide me in the right direction..much appreciated

Badger
 
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