I want to know if this driver Pololu Dual G2 High-Power Motor Driver 24v14 Shield for Arduino Driver is appropriate for my project needs. I am actuating engine valves using solenoids driven by an arduino board. The solenoids will run on 41V and 10A. Based on my research I will need a resistor between the gate and arduino board to prevent a high current going into the board (220 ohm - 5V 23mA way below the 40mA of the board). The drain should connect to the solenoid and the source to the ground. Here is the link to the solenoid we bought F700F-22 Solenoid Data Sheet and I’ve attached the data sheet with additional information.push_pull_solenoid_700.pdf (691.6 KB)
I cam across drivers when I found out that I might not be putting enough voltage through the gate. The other positive thing about this driver is that it seems like it can drive two solenoids at once. Any feedback will be appreciated.
Some Background: This is for a mechanical engineer undergraduate senior design group and we are making an electronically controlled valve train. There will be one solenoid controlling the intake valve and one solenoid controlling the outtake valve. The valve timing will be depending on the rotation of the crankshaft which is read with a different sensor but everything will be connected to one arduino.