Magnetic Locking Solenoid

A short voltage pulse moves this solenoid to the latched position. Once voltage is removed, a permanent magnet keeps the solenoid in the latched position. Another short, reverse polarity pulse cancels the permanent magnetic field, returning the solenoid to the de-latched position. The solenoid can be configured for either a push or pull operation, with flexible stroke and force depending upon solenoid size.

Magnetic Locking Solenoid

Typical Applications

  • Electric locks
  • Spool lock
  • Vending equipment
  • Sorting/filling equipment
  • Business machines
  • ATM machines
  • Battery operated locks
  • Medical equipment

Features and Benefits

  • Compact design
  • Low power consumption, battery operable
  • Fast reaction speed
  • Configurable for push or pull operation


Stroke 4 mm
Coil resistance at 20°C 16 Ω
Supply voltage 9 Vdc
Reaction speed 12-15 ms
Minimum coil operating voltage 4.0 Vdc
Maximum coil operating voltage 9.9 Vdc
Force to extend (4.0 Vdc) 3.5 N (.786 lb)
Force retracted (4.8 Vdc) 6.7 N (1.506 lbs)

* 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.

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