solenoid coils AC? DC?

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solenoid coils AC? DC?

Post by ampedtech » Thu Jan 02, 2003 1:19 pm

I have some solenoids that are rated at 14v AC 60Hz (low current).
Can I use DC?
Why or why not?
Draw backs?

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Re: solenoid coils AC? DC?

Post by Crowbar » Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:22 pm

Maybe yes, Often you can run a 120 VAC coil on about 24 VDC without too much trouble. With 14 VAC coils on DC you'd be looking at adding a good deal of series resistance to limit the current. Another possiblility could be a reduced voltage with series resistance also.
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