i am trying to control a bidirectional, bistable solenoid with the BD65496MUV Single Brushed DC Motor Driver Carrier
The datasheet for the solenoid can be found here
The solenoid can be driven forward or rearward by reversing the polarity.
nominal voltage 12V
nominal power 30W
Motor Power is supplied by a 12V battery,
Digital Pins of an Arduino Uno are used as Logic-Inputs. Input INA and INB are driven high alternately for 10-50ms.
The logic seems to work fine. OUTA and OUTB toggle between +12V and -12V.
But it seems like the power output is not sufficient to overcome the anchor magnets.
When the Motor Power Supply is increased to 16 V the system works fine.
Do you have a suggestion, why the 12V power supply is not working? I assume there is not enough output current, although 5 A peak current is stated in the datasheet.
Thanks for your help,