Adafruit has this week announced a new addition to their range of products with the new availability of a 5V Mini Push-Pull Solenoid which is now available to purchase priced at $4.95.
The new solenoid is particularly small and the body measures just 20mm long and features a ‘captive’ armature with a return spring.
Adafruit explains a little more about the new 5V Mini Push-Pull Solenoid that is now available to purchase priced at $4.95.
Solenoids are basically electromagnets: they are made of a coil of copper wire with an armature (a slug of metal) in the middle. When the coil is energized, the slug is pulled into the center of the coil. This makes the solenoid able to pull (from one end) or push (from the other).
This solenoid when activated with ~5VDC moves and then the voltage is removed it springs back to the original position, which is quite handy. Many lower cost solenoids are only push type or only pull type and may not have a captive armature (it’ll fall out!) or don’t have a return spring. This one even has nice mounting tabs, its a great all-purpose solenoid.
– Rated Voltage: 5V
– Current (at DC 5V): 1.1A
– DC Resistance: 4.5 ± 5% Ω
– Throw (at DC 5V): 3mm / 80g
– Lead Length: ~57mm / 2.2″
– Weight: 12.6g
Visit the Adafruit online store to purchase yours now via the link below.