Solenoid on-times

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Hello,

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?

Thanks,
ioll
 

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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.

http://www.elexp.com/t_dc-dc.htm
 
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dlgoff
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Or you could change the spring with one that has a weaker spring constant.
 
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Danger
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Would there perhaps also be a lever arm that you could shorten for reduced travel distance?
 

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