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amitkrj


You tried a 1n4004 diode yet?

Thanks liudr for your reply, Today i tried to buy 1n4004 diode but all verdors are saying that the replacement/upgrade is 1n4007 and 1n4004 is outdated and not avalable. Do you have any other solution for this problme? Thanks in advance.

floresta

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Thanks liudr for your reply, Today i tried to buy 1n4004 diode but all verdors are saying that the replacement/upgrade is 1n4007 and 1n4004 is outdated and not avalable. Do you have any other solution for this problme? Thanks in advance.

All of the 1N4000 series devices are essentially the same except for their reverse voltage rating.  The higher the number the higher the voltage rating.  Therefore a 1N4007 can replace a 1N4004 with no problems.

Don

liudr

If you get problem when you disengage the solenoid, then it is the diode's problem or how it is connected. If you have it correctly connected then the diode will bypass the back EMF. Let us see the connection diagram and the actual photo.

daytrader152


If you get problem when you disengage the solenoid, then it is the diode's problem or how it is connected. If you have it correctly connected then the diode will bypass the back EMF. Let us see the connection diagram and the actual photo.


Attached is a photo of the relay and solenoid. I was trying out different length of the wires, and it seems that a long wire between NO of the relay to the cathode of the diode yields the best result (even though it still does not completely suppress the back EMF). The power supply is a dedicated 12V with 10A rating, and has no connection to the Arduino UNO. The 12V solenoid draws about 1A when active. Please let me know if you have any suggestion or need more information. Thanks.

liudr

Help me here, is this what you want to do?

Turn on a relay that powers a solenoid? The diode needs to be at the relay coil side. The solenoid? separate the 12V supply ground from arduino's. They don't have to and should not share grounds.

I only see the box (you held it in your hand in the other picture). Is the relay inside the box or is it outside your picture?

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