Current Controlled Driver for 24-V DC Solenoid with Plunger Fault Detection Reference Design


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TIDA-00289 integrates current control and plunger movement detection into the solenoid coil. Various applications in the field of industrial automation and material processing will benefit from up to 70% reduced power consumption, accelerated process time, greatly simplified usage and enhanced monitoring capabilities.

  • PWM-based current control optimizes power consumption for peak and hold time according to fixed time settings
  • Two options for plunger movement detection: back-EMF and hall sensor based
  • Automatic switchover from peak-to-hold current mode at the end of completion of plunger movement
  • Activates alarm signal on detection of faulty plunger movement, under voltage or controller over temperature
  • Complies with EN55011-Class A conducted emission limits
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TIDU578.PDF (6588 K)

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General-purpose op amps

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Hall-effect latches & switches

DRV5023High voltage (up to 38V), high bandwidth (up to 30 kHz) unipolar switch

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Solenoid drivers

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* Design guide Current Controlled Driver for 24-V DC Solenoid With Plunger Fault Detection Nov. 05, 2014
White paper Detection of Plunger Movement in DC Solenoids White Paper Jun. 12, 2015

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