solenoid not holding

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If mechanism cover plate causes the EL solenoid to drop when slid over the solenoid, the solenoid plunger requires adjustment.  You must lengthen the rod by turning the hex nut in front of the plun...
The following could cause the Von Duprin CX solenoid ( devices shipped prior to 8-24-2015) to pull and drop and sound the alarm with solid LED light. Wrong power supply, requires Von Duprin ...
The following could cause the Chexit solenoid ( devices shipped prior to 8-24-2015) pulls in then drop out with no alarm. Mechanical adjustment such as vertical rods. Disconnect t...
To keep the Von Duprin electric latch retraction EL or QELA exit device dogged (retracted) all day, have your access control, Key pad, key switch, fire alarm contact or any other signals ...
If your Von Duprin EL (solenoid) device pulls and releases quickly instead of holding the latch retracted, please check all of the items below.In most cases, one or more of these solutions will r...
Chexit motor driven devices shipped after 8-24-2015:You can use 1 Chexit device with PS902, 3 Chexit devices with PS904, and 4 Chexit devices with PS914 or PS906 power supplies with proper gau...
The potted circuit breaker for the Von Duprin EL device does the switching from the 16 amp pull coil on the solenoid to the .33 amp holding coil of the solenoid.
Following items could cause the DC output on PS914 series power supply to drop when access control is activated. Wrong gauge wire from power supply to the the power transfer. Excessive wire run...
If voltage going into the solenoid is much higher than 24VDC it could cause the solenoid to get hot. Check the power supply output voltage to confirm. If the holding coil on EL solenoid is shor...