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Solenoid on-times

  1. Feb 2, 2007 #1

    I am trying to decrease the time it takes for a 24V solenoid valve to open. This can be accomplished by increasing the voltage on the coil, but I only have a 24V supply to work with, and cannot replace the coils with lower wattage versions.

    Is it possible to somehow boost the voltage using capacitors or some sort of transformer-like device?

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  3. Feb 2, 2007 #2
    yea, you need a DC-DC converter to convert 24V to a higher voltage.

    Those are kind of tricky if you are planning to build one. There is so many possibilities.

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    Or you could change the spring with one that has a weaker spring constant.
  6. Feb 2, 2007 #5


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    Would there perhaps also be a lever arm that you could shorten for reduced travel distance?
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