Compact, Battery-Powered Solenoids

A manufacturer required a compact solenoid actuator to operate a low pressure gas valve in an outdoor patio heater. A custom open frame latching solenoid provided the compact design while using almost no power, making it ideally suited for battery operation.

Customer Problem

A manufacturer required a compact solenoid actuator to operate a low pressure gas valve in an outdoor patio heater. The solenoid needed to be capable of holding the valve open for extended periods of time, while powered solely by a battery.

The TLX Solution

A custom open frame latching solenoid provided the compact design while using almost no power, making it ideally suited for battery operation. A small 25-50 ms pulse quickly moved the solenoid to the latched position. A permanent magnet held the solenoid until it received another low-energy pulse of the opposite polarity.

Open Frame Latching Solenoid

Specifications
Stroke
2.0 mm
Net pull force
TBD (designed to specs)
Supply voltage
2.4 to 3.2 Vdc
Operating temperature range
-20 to 107°C
Coil resistance at 20°C
TBD Ω
Durability
>1M cycles
Spring load (de-energized position)
3.0 N (.674 lb)
Valve seat material
NBR rubber

All TLX components are customized to fit system requirements, meaning technical specifications are unique to each customer and design. Examples given on our website are for illustration purposes only.

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