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D5400 – Micro Solenoid Driver Power Converter

The Canfield Connector Series D5400 Micro Solenoid Driver is a NEMA 4 DIN 43650 Form “A” / ISO 4400, EN175301-803:2000 and MINI type connector with a built in electronic circuit used to induce solenoid pull-in and reduce holding current. The time proven MSD has been designed into many applications where heat buildup occurs which reduces operating efficiency and life span of solenoid valves. The MSD has two main functions: one is to induce faster or stronger than usual response times at solenoid pull-in, the second is to reduce the net wattage of the solenoid during hold-in. The MSD drives the coil with a high input voltage for a fixed time period until the coil has shifted at which time the MSD reduces the holding voltage, which saves power, and the solenoid runs cool. The MSD is often used to replace low voltage power supplies where a 24 VDC solenoid valve can then be operated by 120 VAC. The Alternating current is rectified and the duty cycle reduced so as to operate the valve at proper voltage and wattage ranges. An additional advantage can be found when the MSD drops the holding voltage, which then reduces heat and current requirements.

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Series B5950 Block Micro Proportional Driver

The Canfield Connector Series B5950 is a rugged proportional driver built into an epoxy potted enclosure designed to control linear proportional solenoid operators. Features include selectable control signal inputs from 0-5V or 0-20 mA with adjustable min/max current output. The output steps to the minimum current setting when 0.1V or 0.4 mA is applied to the control signal input. Also included in the compact package is a 0.1 to 20 second adjustable ramp-up and ramp-down output and sine wave dithering (PWM) with adjustable amplitude and frequency. The B5950 has an output current that is proportional to the command signal input.

     Assembly and mounting of the unit is accomplished by use of a 6mm diameter mounting hole in the body of the unit. Connection is made by use of a miniature header strip which accommodates stranded or solid wire to 3mm diameter. Adjustments are easily accessible on the top surface of the unit. Additional features include on-board diagnostics such as a red indicator light for power and a yellow indicator light for output to the solenoid. The B5950 can be used to control any solenoid operator designed to meet the technical specifications as shown on this brochure.