Project to build a solenoid

by Bern123
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 P: 16 I need to project a solenoid. But i have some questions: - How much need to be thick enamelled copper? How i can calculate the thickness necessary? (to not burn solenoid wire) - Will be good enamelled alluminium too? This if i suppose to power it with 10A, 2000turns. And: - How i can power the coil?(where i can find or build a generator to give me 10A costant current?) - How i can build a generator(or multiple generators) to power multiple solenoids with this high current? - Where i can find or buy a good plunger, it need to be magnetic or metal(what type of metal)? With full core? Thank you.
 P: 16 Also: - How much frame influence the magnetic flux? I need to connect it to ground or an end wire of the coil? Permalloy is a good material to have a high speed(50-100hz) and high force(10N-40N)?
 Mentor P: 11,589 Why do you want to build a solenoid? 10 A is well in the range of commercial power supplies, assuming your coil resistance is reasonable (that will influce your thermal load as well). Why 10 A?
 P: 16 Project to build a solenoid The price of commercial solenoid is too high, and i need to build a lot of it(15-20) with different powers. I've used this calculator: http://www.daycounter.com/Calculator...lculator.phtml With 10 A to have 50N. I probably will use a PC supply to power solenoids.
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 Quote by Bern123 The price of commercial solenoid is too high, and i need to build a lot of it(15-20) with different powers.
To do what?
 P: 16 A project, i need to move weights of 150 g within 50ms at 20hz. I need something like how to start project a solenoid, from specifics i need of solenoid to better wire type to power it. What i find is only solenoid physics theory but it is useless if i want to built one.

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