Using “Hit and Hold” Electrical Control on Direct Acting Solenoid Valves
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In direct acting solenoid valve applications where battery life and/or heat generation is a concern, the utilization of a “hit and hold” electrical signal can result in significant power savings and
heat reduction while still maintaining the required pneumatic function.
This white paper explains:
- Basic direct acting solenoid valve theory.
- Test methods to characterize actuation and drop-out current parameters.
- PWM hold control methodology.
- Recommendations and typical examples to support end users in reducing power consumption and heat generation in their applications.