Hi Everyone - New to the forum and a little fresh to the Arduino.
I'm working on a project that requires switching on different configurations/permutations of 8 solenoids. The maximum number of active solenoids in any given configuration is 5. Each solenoid is provided with its own control board, which needs dedicated power and has terminals for triggering actuation.
Solenoid: http://www.acroassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/1400N-NDBX5-910-0160-Cassette.pdf Control Board: http://acroassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/Model_900R_Solenoid_Controller_Product_Sheet.pdf
For now I am thinking of using the serial monitor as a means of selecting which permutation to activate, but later on I will be adding a rotary switch to have more of an analog user input.
In terms of power, I will be using either 12V plug or 5V from the computer to power my Arduino Uno, and am in search of a 24VDC 3A power supply to power the 8 control boards in parallel.
Can I get some feedback on how viable this setup is?