DC D-Frame Solenoid

A DC D-Frame solenoid is an electromagnetic device that converts electrical energy into mechanical push or pull motion or force.

How does a DC D-frame solenoid work?

A DC D-frame solenoid consists of a two-piece frame that is shaped like the letter "D", wrapping around the solenoid (coils of wire). When an electrical current is applied to the solenoid, the resultant magnetic field creates mechanical action by pushing and pulling a metallic slug or armature in the centre.

DC D-frame solenoids are mainly used in electromechanical relays, interlocks and valves. You will also find them in vehicle transmissions used to change between gears. Like DC C-frame solenoids, they are also manufactured in AC variants.

Types of DC D-frame solenoids

DC D-frame solenoids are available in three basic configurations based on their action:

  • Pull type— pulls the connected load when energised
  • Push type—pushes the connected load when energised
  • Push-pull type—can either push or pull the connected load when energised

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RS stock no. 349-709
Mfr. Part No.42-120-610-620
BrandBLP
R 375.23
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27mm Pull 100% 400g 10W 12 V dc 32mm 26.7mm 59.2mm 213g - 32 x 26.7 x 59.2 mm
RS stock no. 171-9575
Mfr. Part No.Z815AB83
BrandMecalectro
R 1,077.75
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15mm Push Pull 100% 5 → 15N 16W 24 V dc 47mm 39mm 38mm 45g - 47 x 39 x 38 mm
RS stock no. 307-3607
Mfr. Part No.8.M17 02 73 24 VCC 100%
BrandMecalectro
R 2,050.53
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24mm Pull 100% 5 → 40N 19W 24 V dc 78.5mm 57.2mm 50.8mm 1100g - 78.5 x 57.2 x 50.8 mm
RS stock no. 905-9931
Mfr. Part No.SD0630 12V
R 243.22
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10mm Pull 25 %, 100 % 10 gf@ 100% 3W 12 V dc 29.5mm 15.9mm 20mm - - 29.5 x 15.9 x 20 mm
RS stock no. 307-3584
Mfr. Part No.8.M15 02 62 24 VCC 100%
BrandMecalectro
R 949.13
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15mm Push 100% 1 → 15N 15W 24 V dc 50.8mm 49mm 41.3mm 570g - 50.8 x 49 x 41.3
RS stock no. 307-3708
Mfr. Part No.8.MB5 02 29 12 VCC 80W
BrandMecalectro
R 1,682.53
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20mm Push Pull - 10N 80W 12 V dc 79.5mm 41.3mm 66.8mm 550g - 79.5 x 41.3 x 66.8 mm
RS stock no. 905-9966
Mfr. Part No.SK1037 24V
R 177.60
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3mm Pull 25 %, 100 % 15 gf@ 100% 10W 24 V dc 37mm 26mm 26mm 95g - 37 x 20 x 26 mm
RS stock no. 307-3657
Mfr. Part No.8.MB3 02 29 12 VCC 40W
BrandMecalectro
R 1,242.91
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10mm Push Pull - 5N 40W 12 V dc 55mm 23.4mm 45mm 175g - 55 x 23.4 x 45 mm
RS stock no. 905-9953
Mfr. Part No.SK0730 6V
R 132.35
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7mm Pull 25 %, 100 % 45 gf@ 100% 5W 6 V dc 30mm 14mm 16mm 34g - 30 x 14 x 16 mm
RS stock no. 307-3590
Mfr. Part No.8.M17 02 73 12 VCC 100%
BrandMecalectro
R 3,410.55
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24mm Pull 100% 5 → 40N 19W 12 V dc 78.5mm 57.2mm 50.8mm 1100g - 78.5 x 57.2 x 50.8 mm
RS stock no. 307-3562
Mfr. Part No.8.M15 02 73 24 VCC 100%
BrandMecalectro
R 880.65
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15mm Pull 100% 1 → 15N 15W 24 V dc 50.8mm 49mm 41.3mm 570g - 50.8 x 49 x 41.3
RS stock no. 905-9944
Mfr. Part No.SD0837 24V
R 183.70
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10mm Pull 25 %, 100 % 15 gf@ 100% 5W 24 V dc 37mm 20mm 26mm 96g - 37 x 20 x 26 mm
RS stock no. 307-3528
Mfr. Part No.8.M14 02 73 24 VCC 100%
BrandMecalectro
R 1,224.24
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12mm Pull 100% 2 → 8N 10.5W 24 V dc 57.7mm 32mm 25.4mm 250g - 57.7 x 32 x 25.4
RS stock no. 307-3348
Mfr. Part No.8.M10 02 62 12 VCC 25%
BrandMecalectro
R 413.55
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3mm Push Pull 25% 0.4N 7W 12 V dc 30mm 12.7mm 10mm 20g - 30 x 12.7 x 10 mm
RS stock no. 307-3382
Mfr. Part No.8.M11 AA 62 12 VCC 100%
BrandMecalectro
R 558.02
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6mm Push 100% 1N 4W 12 V dc 27mm 22mm 20mm 55g - 27 x 22 x 20 mm
RS stock no. 250-0827
Mfr. Part No.68-120-610-620
BrandBLP
R 297.10
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9mm Pull - 2.2kgf 5W 12 V 37mm 21.5mm 26mm 92g - 37 x 21.5 x 26 mm
RS stock no. 171-9569
Mfr. Part No.Z857AA52
BrandMecalectro
R 910.92
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15mm Pull 100% 5 → 9N 16W 24 V dc 60.5mm 32mm 25mm 45g - 60.5 x 32 x 25 mm
RS stock no. 307-3613
Mfr. Part No.8.M17 02 62 12 VCC 100%
BrandMecalectro
R 2,058.97
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24mm Push 100% 5 → 40N 19W 12 V dc 78.5mm 57.2mm 50.8mm 1100g - 78.5 x 57.2 x 50.8 mm
RS stock no. 307-3556
Mfr. Part No.8.M15 02 73 12 VCC 100%
BrandMecalectro
R 1,415.46
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15mm Pull 100% 1 → 15N 15W 12 V dc 50.8mm 49mm 41.3mm 570g - 50.8 x 49 x 41.3
RS stock no. 307-3461
Mfr. Part No.8.M13 02 52 12 VCC 100%
BrandMecalectro
R 705.79
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9mm Pull 100% 2.5N 6.5W 12 V dc 35.3mm 31.8mm 25.4mm 160g - 35.3 x 31.8 x 25.4 mm