Miniature U-Frame Solenoid

This miniature solenoid originally mounted on the PC board of an infrared camera to aid in calibration. Since then, the solenoid has been used with a variety of cameras, blocking and filtering lenses for calibration. Miniature solenoids can be designed as constant current or latching, making them ideal for use in miniature relays, instrumentation, battery operated locks and medical equipment.

Miniature U-Frame Solenoid

Typical Applications

  • Electric locks
  • Business equipment
  • Computer case lock
  • Computer docking station lock
  • ATM machines
  • Battery operated locks
  • Vending equipment
  • Medical supply cabinets

Features and Benefits

  • Spring return
  • Coated plunger
  • Terminal connection
  • Can be PC board mounted


Coil resistance at 20°C 40.5 ± 4 Ω
Supply voltage 10 to 16 Vdc
Hold current 75 mA
Peak and hold 200 mA for 500 ms
Spring load .069 N (.25 oz)
Net pull force .069 N (.25 oz)
Operating temperature range -40 to 85°C
Durability >50,000 cycles

* 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.