Enter the current, number of turns, area, and gap length into the calculator to determine the solenoid force.

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## Solenoid Force Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the force produced by a solenoid.

F= (n*I)^2 * c * A / ( 2 * d^2)

- Where F is the force (newtons)
- n is the number of turns
- I is the current (amps)
- c is a constant (12.566*10^-7)
- A is the area (m^2)
- D is the distance between the solenoid and the metal

## Solenoid Force Definition

A solenoid force is defined as the total force produced by any given solenoid. Solenoids are coils or wires that produce a magnetic field when electricity is run through them.

## Solenoid Force Example

How to calculate solenoid force?

**First, determine the number of turns.**Calculate or measure the total number of turns of the solenoid.

**Next, determine the current.**Measure the current running through the solenoid.

**Next, determine the area.**Measure the area the metal the magnetic field is acting on.

**Next, determine the distance between the solenoid and metal.**Measure the distance to the metal plate from the center of the solenoid.

**Finally, calculate the solenoid force.**Calculate the solenoid force using the equation above.

## FAQ

**What is a solenoid?**

A solenoid is a device made up of a coil of wires, a housing, and an armature. When electric current flows through the wire, a magnetic field is produced.

**How does a solenoid produce force?**

A solenoid produces force through the magnetic field it generates while under an electric current.