I am attempting to use the USB-6008 to output 5V to operate an actuator. I am able to measure 5V correctly when connected to a multimeter, however when I connect to my actuator, the output drops to .07V. I was wondering if the USB-6008 or DAQ Assistant have some sort of limiter that may be kicking in? Thank you.
I believe the workaround is to amplify your signal to source more current. I'm not familiar with those valves, but perhaps a Current Amplifier can do the trick. Texas Instruments has some example circuits.