A 12v Solenoid Lock suitable for drawers and small cupboard style doors.
Small Solenoid Lock 12v DC
2 in stock (also available on backorder)
This solenoid lock is used almost exclusively in escape rooms to hold small doors and drawers closed because of it’s durability and small size. It the catch is out when power is off and it sucks in with a distinctive clicking noise when 12-13 v dc is applied is remains in and the door remains unlocked as long as there is power applied.
The slide angle on the slug can be turned around to latch in any direction.
There are a few things that you MUST address when using these locks that most sites do not mention but are of critical importance.
1- These are essentially an electronic magnet and as a result they need a large rush of current to charge the magnet (about half an amp).
2- They let go that current when the power is removed in the opposite direction meaning the polarity is reversed and will most likely fry any sensitive electronics associated with then circuit like a micro controller UNLESS there is a protective diode wired into the circuit like this Magfry Protection Block. This also applies to a magnetic lock or relay.
3- They will get very hot if left energized for too long. This is why we do not recommend using these locks unless they are combined with some kind of control and sensor system in place to safely turn off the power after the puzzle has been solved and is no longer needed in the game play. Our Solenoid Lock Sensor with Magfry protector kit takes care of all of this for you when combined with the Korhonen Master Show Kontroller or Mini Kontroller.
4- They do not like any friction when they are trying to suck in so the latch must be free to move a bit when the door or drawer is closed otherwise they might not work, like in a drop box. When there is pressure against the door a magnetic lock is a much better choice.
5- They are locked when the power is off so if for some reason the power fails you need some pritty good lock picking skills to get them to open and because they fail in the locked position NEVER put them on an escape door!!
|Dimensions||15 x 15 x 10 in|
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