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Solenoid on-times

  1. Feb 2, 2007 #1
    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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  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.

    http://www.elexp.com/t_dc-dc.htm
     
  4. Feb 2, 2007 #3

    ranger

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  5. Feb 2, 2007 #4

    dlgoff

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

    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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