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Solenoid energy requirment

  1. Dec 19, 2011 #1
    Sorry to bring this up again but is there any way of telling how much energy a solenoid will use for a lateral solenoid for a given length and diameter. Is there an online calculator?

    I'm interested to know how much energy is lost in the form of resistance/heat as my understanding of how they work is that they are basically a dead short in a coil? If you increase the diameter of the wire I know resistance will drop but I imagine this will impact on the speed/strength of the solenoid? Thanks
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  3. Dec 19, 2011 #2
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