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Control Board to operate an electromagnet remotely

Control Board to operate an electromagnet remotely

Control Board to operate an electromagnet remotely

Hi guys,

I'm new to this forum as I am seeking help creating a control board for a project i am currently working on. I am a 100% beginner when it comes to circuit board and electronics in general so all help is very much appreciated.

What I'm hoping to achieve is a stand alone unit that can be powered by a rechargeable battery. I need the board to be able to do the following:

Connection on board to connect charged battery
To be able to release an electromagnet
Power a motor for a reel (up and down)
Separate controller which can transmit a signal to the board which will release the electromagnet and control the reel to move up and down. So a seperate board will be needed for this.

The electromagnet is going to be used to transport and then release a lightweight box when necessary and I am trying to make the unit as small and lightweight as possible. I have found an electromagnet with the following specifications:

Holding force - 150N
Supply voltage - 12V dc
Depth - 20mm
Diameter - 25mm

I will be creating the housing for the stand alone unit and controller via 3D modelling.

I have attached a very basic diagram of what i am trying to achieve.

Thank you.

RE: Control Board to operate an electromagnet remotely

I post your picture directly into the thread as the method you used is painful taking up to 4 clicks for a viewer to see it.

I'd look to cheap off-the-shelf fob controlled relays. Found at:

https://www.dx.com (Deal Extreme)

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: Control Board to operate an electromagnet remotely

The key fob remote control approach is an excellent suggestion.

If you need to add processing, then start looking into the Arduino ecosystem. Once you start browsing that topic, you'll find preassembled modules to perform almost any function.

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