12 VDC POWER LOCK ACTUATOR Brand new, Black Widow power door lock actuator. Use as replacement or for custom purposes. Rubber bellows on acutator shaft. Powers both directions. Includes hardware. Not load holding to allow manual override of lock plunger.
Looking at these as a power lock on my welding bed toolbox lids. Since they don’t have a holding force, can they be actuated with a cable to unlock if there was an electrical malfunction from a hidden location?
A: We don't see a way to accomplish that.
Date Submitted: 02/14/2019
Are these units water resistant as far as automotive use would go. If it was in a housing that was water resistant, could the actual shaft be sealed?
A: The appear to be relatively water resistant; as much as would be needed in a car door. It is unlikely they could be made watertight.
Date Submitted: 08/05/2017
Is this spring loaded so it automatically retracts from the push position when power is shut off or does it remain in the push position until power is reapplied? If this device does not automatically retract, do you have any that do? I am developing a pedal actuated striker, where the pedal provides a power pulse, but I need the solenoid to retract when there is no power.
A: There is a very light spring bias to a centered position, which may be defeated by any load that overcomes it. It should be noted that this not a proper solenoid, but a small motor running a rack and pinion type gear to provide linear motion, and cannot be held powered for very long without burning the motor up.
Date Submitted: 06/27/2016
I WANT TO USE THE SOLENOID AS A SHIFTER FOR A MOTORCYCLE SHIFT. IT WOULD NEED TO SHIFT DOWN ONCE THEN UPWARD FOUR TIMES. TO DOWNSHIFT FUNCTION WOULD BE REVERSED. I COULD USE A PUSH BUTTON WITH RETURN TO CENTER. IF NEED BE IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A LINEAR FORCE MULTIPLIER IN CASE I NEED MORE FORCE TO SHIFT THE SHIFTER LEVER.
A: This was made for door locks. It does not have the power to shift a motorcycle transmission. It would not be safe to rely on this for shifting even if it were possible.
Date Submitted: 03/05/2016
Do you know the speed of these actuator, ie number of milliseconds?
A: Sorry that data is not available. They operate quickly but not instantly.
Date Submitted: 03/04/2014
Do you need a relay to reverse polarity for push /pull or does a power lock switch do the job. If relay is needed what would be used and are there wiring diagrams for it to use with the solenoids
A: A simple power lock switch would be fine. No relay is needed.
Date Submitted: 02/20/2014
It says "powered in both directions" but only has 2 wires. Do you reverse + and - to reverse push/pull or is it a "toggle" each actuation causing an in / out / in action?
A: The polarity is reversed to the leads to get the actuator to reverse.