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What is a solenoid???....

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eyevancsu

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I was wondering what exactly a solenoid is and what it can do or does do. Also how it works, as in if you supply a specific current/voltage or whatever will it pull/push ( or whatever it does).

any help appreciated.

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ivan c.
 

eyevancsu

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If i supply the appropriate voltage/current, will this activate the solenoid or does it need extra components?? solenoid do push or pull right?

thx
 

Phasor

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No, you don't normally need extra components - you would normally apply a DC voltage to it, as AC would cause it to be constantly reversing it's poles. Some solenoids, however, are designed for AC use.
 
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