Bidirectional Latching Solenoid

Compact design and low power consumption make this example of a bidirectional latching solenoid ideal for battery-operated applications.

The bidirectional latching solenoid was originally designed to be used as a tamper-resistant security device for business or consumer equipment. Stroke, force, voltage, and package size can be customized to meet application requirements.

Typical Applications

Bidirectional Latching Solenoid

Features and Benefits

  • Compact design
  • Low cost
  • Low power consumption
  • Load shifting capability can be specified
  • Configurable to meet application power requirements

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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Solenoids Can Improve the Security of Your System

A leading computer manufacturer needed a security device to prevent hardware theft. TLX Technologies decided a bidirectional latching solenoid was the best solution because of its low power consumption.

Unlike standard, off-the-shelf components, TLX solenoids are tailored to your application. Functionality, materials, and design are carefully balanced to meet your objectives, including:

Response Times

Whether slow or ultra-fast, TLX optimizes design geometry and magnetic field shaping to achieve your required response time.

Targeted Force and Stroke

Careful design of internal components allows shaping of the force curve to closely match your desired load force and stroke requirement.

Size Constraints

A variety of design techniques are utilized to maximize magnetic force while reducing size (up to 25% smaller than competing designs).

Limiting Power Consumption

Designing with magnetic latching or peak & hold operation in the solenoid or valve minimizes overall power consumption.


Designed to operate with continuous, intermittent, latching or proportional functionality. Optional integration of smart device feedback capabilities.

Environmental Considerations

Optimized for harsh temperatures, high pressure, and hazardous environments. Designed for chemical compatibility and contamination resistance.

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