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well i got a 12vdc solenoid here:

http://www.ebay(DOT)com/itm/110957311976?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
and a clippard 12vdc solenoid model number ET-2m-12


the first solenoid is connected to a 120vac to 12vdc converter outlet plug and i was wondering can i also wire it to the clippard using just 1 outlet plug or will there be problems?



not an electrician so i wouldn't know and wouldn't want to burn down the house
 

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Hi Bryanmc1988,

It should be fine if:

1) the combined amp (or milliamp) draw of the two solenoids is less than the maximum rated amp (or milliamp) output of your converter.

2) you watch your polarities, DC output has a positive (+) and negative (-) and you want to get that right. A multimeter is a handy way to measure the volts and polarity.
 

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my convertor says output 12vdc 500ma

the first solenoid says 12vdc 6w 500ma...

with that being said i dont think i can plug in another solenoid to the plug as i assume this would mean its already max or = to the first solenoid as is... correct me if i am wrong but with that being said... i dont need to go into the clippard
 
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