Clock with a simple electric remontoire, consisting of a solenoid, with an arm, that kicks back the main spring, rewinding it.
Solenoid coil data:
- operating voltage: 12V-15V
- measured resistance: 3ohm
- theoretical operating current: 4-5A
(unable to measure current since the coil is energised just for a fraction of a second. Weirdly enough... a lot of current for a small clock).
- What would be a good flyback diode to use for this application?
- What are the rules/formulas helpful for chosing a flyback diode for other characteristics of solenoids (relays).