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Linear Actuator 12v

This is our selection of 12v Linear Actuators. As you would expect from Firgelli we have a large selection and even larger inventory. Our products ship out the same day and we offer customization on any of our products if you need something very specific. Our Premium line of 12v linear actuators now some with both Potentiometer or Encoder for feedback options giving you greater positional control. Our new Bullet Linear Actuators offer ultra-quiet motion whilst in a very small compact space

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Firgelli Automations Tubular 6 Inch Stroke Linear Actuators
150 lb Tubular 9 Inch Stroke Linear Actuators - No Slot In Stock
  • Force 150 lb
  • Stroke 9 Inches
On Sale $65.00USD
Firgelli Automations Bullet Series 23 Cal. Linear Actuator
Bullet Series 23 Cal. Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Stroke 1–12 Inches
Firgelli Automations Bullet Series 36 Cal. Linear Actuator
Bullet Series 36 Cal. Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Stroke 6–24 Inches
Firgelli Automations Bullet Series 50 Cal. Linear Actuator
Bullet Series 50 Cal. Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Force 500–1124 lb
  • Stroke 6–40 Inches
From $279.99USD
Firgelli Automations Bullet Series Mini Linear Actuator
Bullet Series Mini Actuators In Stock
  • Force 20–110 lb
  • Stroke 1–8 Inches
From $160.00USD
Classic Rod Linear Actuators
Classic Rod Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Force 35–200 lb
  • Stroke 1–24 Inches
Firgelli Automations Deluxe Rod Linear Actuator
Deluxe Rod Actuators In Stock
  • Force 100 lb
  • Stroke 3–36 Inches
From $149.99USD
Firgelli Automations Feedback Rod Linear Actuator
Feedback Rod Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Force 35–200 lb
  • Stroke 2–12 Inches
Firgelli Automations Industrial Heavy Duty Linear Actuator
FIRGELLI® Industrial Heavy Duty Linear Actuator In Stock
  • Force 2200 lb
  • Stroke 10–35 Inches
From $450.00USD
 Heavy Duty Rod Linear Actuators IP66 water and dust resistant version
Heavy Duty Rod Actuator - IP66 Rated (Dust and Water Resistant) In Stock
  • Force 200 lb
  • Stroke 5–60 Inches
From $229.99USD
Heavy Duty Quiet Series Linear Actuator
Heavy Duty Rod Actuators In Stock
  • Force 200–1000 lb
  • Stroke 3–30 Inches
From $129.99USD
Firgelli Automations Heavy Duty Track Actuator
Heavy Duty Track Actuators In Stock
  • Force 200–400 lb
  • Stroke 10–60 Inches
On Sale From $229.99USD
Firgelli Automations High Speed Linear Actuators
High Speed Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Force 22 lb
  • Stroke 2–38 Inches
From $149.00USD
Firgelli Automations Mini Linear Actuators
Mini Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Force 15 lb
  • Stroke 2–12 Inches
Firgelli Automations Mini Track Linear Actuator
Mini Track Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Force 35 lb
  • Stroke 5–25 Inches
Firgelli Automations Premium Optical Feedback Linear Actuators
Optical Feedback Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Force 35–400 lb
  • Stroke 1–30 Inches
From $149.99USD
Firgelli Automations Premium High Force Linear Actuators
Premium High Force Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Force 400 lb
  • Stroke 2–30 Inches
From $139.99USD
Extended 12V Premium Linear Actuator
Premium Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Force 35–200 lb
  • Stroke 1–30 Inches
Firgelli Automations Sleek Rod Tubular Linear Actuator
Sleek Rod Tubular Linear Actuators In Stock
  • Force 40–150 lb
  • Stroke 3–30 Inches

What is a 12v Linear Actuator

A 12v Linear Actuator is a device that pushes or pulls something in a linear direction or straight line. The rotational motion in its electric motors powered by electrical energy is what causes this motion. 12v Linear Actuators can be powered with our 12v batteries or even a 12v car battery. How much force you intend to push or pull with your actuator should determine whether you need a 12v Linear Actuator or a 24v Linear Actuator. Unless you intend to use your actuator in an industrial-sized project, we recommend getting a 12v Linear Actuator. FIRGELLI has specialized in Electric 12v Linear Actuators for over 20 years. Electric Linear Actuators are the preferred option over other types of actuators when precise smooth movement is needed and are much easier to install and program to fit your project.

Premium Linear Actuator 12v

Classic vs Premium 12v Linear Actuator

Choosing the right 12v Actuator is not easy when there are so many to choose from, especially as there are so many variations to our high-quality Electric Actuators, such as speed, voltages, stroke length, and force. We have provided a video for most of our products that demonstrates all the features and benefits of the Linear Actuator that you may find useful in getting to the right product page. Above is a comparison video of our two most popular 12v Linear Actuators that you may find helpful. If all else fails then we suggest giving us a call and talk to our tech people to assist you further.

FIRGELLI Linear Actuator Inside


For 2 decades FIRGELLI has been developing Electric Linear Actuator 12v Systems and motion control products for just about every industry on the planet. We began developing Micro Linear 12v Actuators for the robotics industry and then expanded our product range to include Track Actuators, followed by Feedback Actuators that now use either built-in potentiometers, hall sensors, or optical feedback sensors. These Feedback Actuators offer enhanced control capabilities and superior resolution for those applications that require positional control, tracking, or syncing.

We carry in stock 12-24Vdc Actuators in stroke lengths ranging from 1-inch to 50-inch in many different configurations from our Industrial Heavy-Duty Actuators that offer 2,200-lbs force, to our mini-series offering as little as 15-lbs of force. Generally, there are several different types of actuators, here are some of the types available:

If you need help selecting the correct product for your application you can try our Linear Actuator Calculator. This will really make your search much easier, saving you time and effort as our calculator can do the calculations for you.

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Linear Actuators for any application 

With 20 years of Electrical 12v Linear Actuator design development and manufacturing experience, we offer you a wide selection of DC Linear Actuators from very short strokes to the longest stroke options in the industry. We have the capability to create custom sizes if required including custom strokes, voltages, speed, and forces. Our staff are very knowledgeable and helpful in the field of Linear Motion control. 

Our high-quality Actuators are used in just about every application imaginable, with such a wide range of force and stroke length options we can support most project requirements. Our main distribution Hub is located in Washington state where we hold a large Inventory to support the USA and global markets. Our friendly staff are on standby to help with technical questions and support.

Our Products all come with an 18-month Guarantee and are the preferred solution when you need simple, safe, long-life motion control.

Frequently Asked Questions

A 12v Linear Actuator is a device that requires an energy source input and an external signal input. These inputs create an output usually in the form of motion that can be either rotary or linear. An Electric 12v Linear Actuator is a device that converts the rotational motion of an AC or DC motor into linear motion. It can provide both push and pull movements. This movement makes it possible to lift, drop, slide, adjust, tilt, push, or pull objects with the simple push of a button. Today there are hundreds of millions of Actuators used in the world to perform many different tasks. An Electric 12v Linear Actuator consists of a DC or AC motor, a series of gears, and a lead screw with a driving nut that pushes the main rod shaft in and out. FIRGELLI sells 12v Linear Actuators and 24v Linear Actuators.

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The first thing to know is that a 12v Linear Actuator does exactly what its name implies: it actuates (or 'moves') in a linear (or 'straight') fashion. There are many different ways that a motor can do this, and their motion is commonly achieved with a rod extending and retracting, or a slider that moves on a track. The linear motion is created by using a Lead-scew. The screw turns either clockwise or counter-clockwise and this causes the shaft, which is basically a nut on the screw to move up and down the screw as the screw turns. This is what converts rotary motion from the electric motor to Linear motion.

The motors used are either AC or DC motors, most however run on 12v dc. To make a 12v Linear Actuator go the opposite direction you simple reverse the wires from the Actuator (reverse polarity) from the battery or power supply. This is typically done through a switch that automatically reverses the polarity to the motor for you.

Different speeds and forces are achieved by using different gear ratio's inside the Linear Actuator gearbox system. Please remember in a 12v Linear Actuator, force and speed trade-off against each other. That means if you want high force you have to settle for a lower speed than if you require lower force. This is because the only constant in a 12v Linear Actuator is the Motor speed and force for a given input voltage.

To make the shaft stop when it gets to the end of the stroke the Actuators have built-in limit switches or micro switches as they are sometimes known. These limit switches are inside the main actuator shaft and are nothing more than a small switch that is triggered by the nut inside that slides up and down the screw. There is one for the top extended position and one for the lower retracted position.

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There are a few variables to consider, but we can simplify this greatly for you by using our Actuator calculator we built. This Calculator is based on the physics calculations our in-house team uses every day, we just decided to simplify it and make it available to everyone. If this calculator does not cover your application please please email us any diagrams, sketches, etc, and we will be glad to help. 

FIRGELLI has made it possible to make a Linear Actuator faster with its speed controller which allows you to choose from 16 different speed settings. Firgelli's FA-SC1 speed controller enables you to adjust the speed of actuators using either manually set DIP switches or an external voltage signal. We have created an in-depth easy to follow tutorial on how to make your 12v Linear Actuator Faster. Contact us if you have any questions.

When selecting the product which you want to order, only the in-stock items will be listed under the options. For example, if you are looking for a 3", 150lb actuator and it is out of stock, 3" will not show under the available stroke options.

We accept returns within the first 30 days. So long as the product is in new and unused condition, is in its original packaging, and passes a thorough inspection then you will be eligible for a refund minus a 20% re-stocking fee unless a replacement order is placed. The customer is responsible for the return shipping for any item they ordered in error or no longer suitable.

Please email us at support@firgelliauto.com with your order number, description of the issue, and part number and quantity so we may evaluate and send you an RMA form to print out and include in your return packaging.