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alice.o

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Hi, sorry if this is a stupid question but do solenoids run off batteries or motors (for my project it is only a small solenoid of 5V)
 

H2814D

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The solenoid is operated by an electric current supplied to a wire coil, which then creates a magnetic field usually around a core. The magnetic field moves that core in a direction needed to operate the device. So the answer to YOUR question is that it would run off of the batteries you have in your project.
 

Minder

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Hi, sorry if this is a stupid question but do solenoids run off batteries or motors (for my project it is only a small solenoid of 5V)
What do you intend to activate with the solenoid? Purpose?
 
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