I'm trying to get a cheap pull-type solenoid that can operate for at least ten seconds at a stretch to serve as an electronically-controlled ward in a lock (for a wooden box) I'm building.
I'm a novice and confused at my findings. Can anyone enlighten me?:
This model touts a stroke length of 0.05 inches. Does that really mean that the shaft only retracts 5 hundredths of an inch?
What's a "nominal" stroke? How is it different from a maximum stroke? (I'm looking at the table on this page.)
If max stroke is specified but nominal stroke is listed as n/a, does that mean that nominal stroke length is 0?
Lastly, any counsel on where to shop for the solenoid I need? I want a retraction of about 1/8 inch but could just as easily make use of 1/2 inch.
TMI: My shopping criteria:
- >= 1/8" stroke length
- <= 12V