I was searching and surprisingly unable to find a simple continuous duty electric water valve? Below is my requirement.
We get water from government. They release water only every 6th day., for few hours. So most of the time our manual water valve is closed. Every 6th day, we manually open and keep the water valve opened for few hours (typically 6 to 8 hours), because the timing is not consistent.
I want this process to be automated. If I have electric valve, I could simply connect to internet and schedule this. Only problem is, I see that solenoid valves cannot be activated for hours together. So I need a one (I don't care if its solenoid or anything, just something I could activate electrically), which I can activate and open electrically for few hours when needed.
Most of the aliexpress like platforms have valves, but not clear how long they can be operated. And numerous reviews suggest, even an hour of operation makes the coil/valve over heated, and even damaging the valve thereafter.
So can some one kindly suggest which device I should go after in the market? Do they have a different name than "continuous duty"? Kindly advice.
Update: Kindly suggest something affordable (within $20 or so) if suggesting buying links. Kindly note, I am looking for ready made solution, not as a project. Something like plug and play. I intend to connect it to IOT, but that is separate(we have plug and play switches) so kindly focus only on suitable low cost continuous duty valves. Motorized valves are good fit as one of answers suggested,and am already searching for low cost ones but in vain so far.