I am trying to select a diode to prevent my circuit from being damaged by the collapsing magnetic field from the solenoid in my circuit. Solenoid power will be switched off through the actuation of either a relay or darlington transistor which is controlled by an arduino.
Specifically, I am looking at this solenoid: https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-JF-1578B-Linear-Solenoid-Electromagnet/dp/B07DC95KRX
It's rated at 192W, 8A and 24V. My main question is will the current that the flyback diode experiences at shut off be 8A? If so, does this mean that I must use a flyback diode that has a higher rating such as a 10A capacity?
I have been looking at either purchasing a IN4007 Plastic Silicon rectifier or a MIC10A10 (10A, 1000V) general purpose plastic rectifier. I am having difficulty finding specs for voltage drops and resistances for the diodes. My thought is that they change given the temperature, but I haven't been able to find much information on them. I am hoping to come up with an equivalent circuit for when the power supply is switched off.
Edit: Specifications: The solenoid will act as an actuator for a flipper mechanism (similar to a pinball machine). Once the plunger has fully pulled down I would like it to rise back up quickly without holding. I am not sure how long this is just yet, as I do not know the mechanical dynamics of the motion yet (time to plunge).
Another hope is that I can use my arduino to specify a PWM. Any leads on controllers that will allow me to do this would be great. The game will have LEDs that will act as a "striking power meter," thus if the button is hit at a weak power, then the solenoid will not plunge.
Any help would be appreciated!