I am a chemical engineering student. I need to control a valve and pump system using an Arduino Uno.
I was testing out my 12V DC solenoid valve with a variable DC power supply, and noticed that the solenoid valve would not open, I hear a clicking noise though.
In another question posted on this forum, a user stated that a minimum pressure is required to open the valve. Pressure should not be an issue according to the data sheet provided here:
Thank you in advance.
Edit: The question is why isn't the solenoid valve opening when the required voltage and current is applied across the terminals?
Edit2: Thank you Drew! Despite it not being on the data sheet it does require an operating pressure higher than I was delivering. Simply applying the pressure using my mouth opened the valve.