I want to use an arduino power driver shield which contains the RFP30N06LE MOSFET to drive the 12V version of a solenoid valve which has a power consumption of 2.0 Watts (so 167 mA current draw I think?).
The power driver circuit does not appear to have any components to eliminate back EMF which I didn't even realize was an issue until I read some other attempts at driving solenoids with similar circuits (see: How to control a 12V solenoid valve with a mosfet?).
I'm planning to wire a flyback diode and zener diode as shown in the third circuit from the left in the first opening figure of: Can a Zener diode that protects a switch against inductance when the switch opens, affect turn on speed of the valve when you close it again?
So, my question is: Will the following flyback diode and zener diode that I've chosen work? Are there better options?
Flyback Diode (?): 1N4007 (probably overkill? But they're cheap)
Zener Diode (?): BZX85C36 (I'm a lot less sure about this one, but I think I need to choose a Zener Voltage that is high so that the solenoid discharges quickly but not over the MAX that the RFP30N06LE can handle?)
I'm quite inexperienced with electronics so any other tips would be greatly appreciated!