Long-Stroke Latching Solenoid

The solenoid is energized to move to the latched position with a short voltage pulse. Once the voltage is removed, the permanent magnet maintains the solenoid in the latched position. The solenoid is spring returned to the de-latched position by providing a short, reverse polarity voltage pulse, which cancels the permanent magnet field. Strokes and forces are flexible depending upon solenoid size.

Long-Stroke Latching Solenoid

Typical Applications

  • Electric locks
  • Spool lock
  • Business equipment
  • Vending equipment
  • Business machines
  • ATM machines
  • Battery operated locks

Features and Benefits

  • Compact design
  • Low cost
  • Can be optimized for specific load shifting capability
  • Can be optimized to configure with customer power requirements
  • Over 50,000 cycles on 4 AA batteries


Stroke (can be designed to specifications) 6.35 mm
Holding force 5.6 N (1.25 lbs)
Resistance at 20°C 2.8 ± .03 Ω
Spring load (latched position) 13.3 ± 1.3 N (3.0 ± .3 lb)
Spring load (de-latched position) 4.45 N (1.0 lb) reference
Cycle life of 4 AA batteries 50,000 cycles min

* All TLX components are customized to fit system requirements, meaning technical specifications are unique to each customer and design, and the examples given here are for illustration purposes only.

Quality Policy

TLX Technologies, LLC will consistently provide products that meet or exceed the requirements of our customers. The company complies with all of the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard. We will establish, monitor and work to continuously improve customer satisfaction, technology, productivity, quality and employee engagement.