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Another solenoid question, If I have 110Vac solenoid value can I power it from 115Vac transformer and can I keep it energized for a reasonable amount of time say a few hours or will it get too hot and the coil burn out
Solenoids are rated for an inrush current for when the core is out, I would think that the designer reckoned that the core would "clunk" in in a matter of a few 100 milliseconds. Then the magnetic path is completed and the current will fall dramatically to say 15% of the core out current. So I would say that a 5% voltage overload with the core IN is OK, but 100% operating voltage with the core out is not OK.