I'm trying to operate a solenoid push pull motor with a shift register. It works fine with LEDs, but when I try to use the shift register to trigger my solenoid it doesn't work. I suspect it's a power issue, but I'm using an external 6 V battery for the 6 V solenoid.
I'm using a Raspberry Pi to shift bits into the shift register also, but I don't think that would be an issue.
I have a feeling this is a very basic problem, but I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the data sheets for (potentially) higher voltage shift registers. I'm wondering if a shift registers act as a bottleneck for voltage, and if so are there options for higher voltage usages?
Here's a link to the parts I'm using:
Shift eegister: SN74HC595N
Solenoid: GANGBEI 0530
OK, so 35 minutes after asking this question it's apparent how out of my depth I am with this stuff. I have recorded a video to show what I'm seeing.