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    Stupidity feeds my children blueonblack's Avatar
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    Default Wanted: Source for solenoids....

    Anyone know of a good online source for mechanical solenoids? I'm needing one for Clockwork, and the few that I can find are ridiculously limited. I need a linear-type solenoid, either push or pull, doesn't matter which, something that runs on 12v DC (or less) and has a stroke as long as possible. It's the stroke that's been limiting me, all the ones I find have a travel of about 1/4" (or less). Size is a limiting factor as well.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
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    Default Re: Wanted: Source for solenoids....

    You may want a linear actuator rather than a solenoid. You will definitely find a longer stroke that way:

    Look here for a start

    Also Remy had a second hand one that he wasn't using .. I was possibly going to buy from him but I'm limited in modding possibilities at the moment so you could contact him and ask.

    CB

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    Default Re: Wanted: Source for solenoids....

    Mcmaster-carr will have what you need BoB

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    Default Re: Wanted: Source for solenoids....

    You could always thread the rod of a smaller one and screw on an extention.




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    Stupidity feeds my children blueonblack's Avatar
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    Default Re: Wanted: Source for solenoids....

    Quote Originally Posted by Collinstheclown View Post
    You could always thread the rod of a smaller one and screw on an extention.


    That wouldn't lengthen the stroke? I did find a couple at McMaster that have a 1-inch stroke, still shorter than I wanted but I think I can work with it. (Can't believe I forgot those guys, thanks Oneslow!!!)
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    Your welcome BoB.

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    Default Re: Wanted: Source for solenoids....

    Quote Originally Posted by blueonblack View Post
    a 1-inch stroke, still shorter than I wanted but I think I can work with it.
    oh and thats what she said. :p (sorry I had to)

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    Default Re: Wanted: Source for solenoids....

    Quote Originally Posted by blueonblack View Post
    I did find a couple at McMaster that have a 1-inch stroke, still shorter than I wanted but I think I can work with it
    Quote Originally Posted by Oneslowz28 View Post
    oh and thats what she said. :p (sorry I had to)
    LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post
    Now, off to the basement to do some fiddling with the rods and such.
    so far left of center i'm in right field

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