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Offline jerzmacow

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Source for cheap solenoids
« on: June 16, 2012, 08:56:56 am »
Hello!

I'm building a player piano that will accept MIDI, among other things. Right now the hardest part has been sourcing the solenoids. Right now I'm looking at the ones Sparkfun has: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/11015

Since I need about 90 of them, Sparkfun would not be cheap. I checked Jaycar, Digikey and Mouser to no avail.

I'm hoping someone knows of a more OEM supplier that would be in the sub $3 range.

Thank you!
 

Offline amyk

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Re: Source for cheap solenoids
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 12:17:06 pm »
http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/127516786/Chinese_custom_boiler_or_toys_usage.html
This appears to be the same manufacturer with a slightly different (smaller) model.

$0.45-0.60/piece, but you need to order 1000 of them...

http://www.ec21.com/product-details/Linear-DC-Frame-Actuater-Solenoid--4591245.html
The exact same model, RMB 4.50 which still <$1. Also 1000 MOQ.
 


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