Return springs are often used to return the plunger and/or push rod back to its original position. Return springs can be internal or external to the solenoid and custom fit for a customer's unique needs.
Coil resistance tolerances are generally ±5% for heavier gage wires where precision coil windings are used and ±10% for finer gage wire where random winding processes are used. Tolerances are shown for each solenoid in the individual specification charts.
Voltage/Wattage (in operation, the coil resistance will increase due to the heating of the coil wire).
The magnetism which remains in effect on a piece of magnetic material or between two pieces of magnetic material after the electromagnetic field created by the coil has been removed. An air gap is usually maintained between two magnetic poles to minimize the effects of residual magnetism.
The ratio of the flux density in a given medium to that which would be produced in a vacuum with the same magnetizing force. Non-magnetic materials, including air, have a relative permeability of 1, while magnetic materials such as iron, have initial relative permeabilities of approximately 2,000.
An electrical device for transforming alternating current into direct current.
A coil whose turns are allowed to wind randomly in no specific pattern. One turn may overlap another or may lay side by side or even spiral completely across the surface of the coil. Normally carries a ±10% tolerance on resistance.