Questions tagged [solenoid-valve]

A solenoid valve is an electromechanically operated valve, which is controlled by an electric current through a solenoid.

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Can I extend the life of a solenoid by reducing its supply voltage?

Say that I have a 12VDC 2A rated solenoid, but I test the lowest voltage that my solenoid operates reliably for my specific application. Could I just operate the solenoid at this lower voltage to ...
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Raspberry Pi, SSR, Solenoid Valve Power (Multiplexing?)

Background I have a RaspberryPi-controlled irrigation sprinkler system that I am working on. I would like the RaspberryPi and the Solenoid Valve (when the Solid State Relay is closed) to pull power ...
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How do I prevent my BMS from tripping when solenoid is connected?

I am working on a project that is effectively just a battery powered reticulation system. It is charged through a solar array and cheap MPPT charger, which connects into the battery via the BMS. The ...
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How to control proportional valve (pvq13-5l-03-m5-a) with arduino

I would like to know how to control this specific proportional valve with arduino. The valve operates with a constant 12V and driven by current of a range of 0-170mA. Could you help me with what ...
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How much current can a tin solder track handle?

I'm working on a DIY project where I need to control some 9V solenoid valves with an Arduino. I don't have the tools to make a PCB myself, so I chose to work on perfboards. Now, I have to connect ...
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How does a washing machine intake solenoid valve control flow rate? [closed]

Our washing machine, an AEG L69480VFL ( seen here ) has a pair of solenoid valves on its water intake looking like this: (One controls the flow to a tube running to a detergent compartment, the ...
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How does my breadboard circuit diagram look? Am I going to explode myself?

I'm working on my first Arduino project and I thought I picked something simple enough. But before I set my breadboard on fire or ruin any of my components, I wanted to make sure my plan made since ...
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Connecting Solenoid valve in the emitter of the transistor

We are working on a circuit in which we are controlling two way solenoid valve (24V, 10W). We are using 3.3V based controller. The solenoid valve is connected to the controller via TIP 122 (NPN ...
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How to use a sprinkler valve in multiple zones?

I am currently setting up an outside irrigation system. When I built the system, I thought the irrigation controller would allow me to power multiple zones at the same time, and that each valve - ...
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How to reduce 46v to 24v for a solenoid valve

I seem to have bought the wrong solenoid valve. It takes 24v (I assume AC), and I just tested the supply and it is 46vac. The valve obviously works at that voltage, but it sometimes makes a loud ...
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Circuit to control 24VAC OR 24VDC solenoids

Is there a circuit out there that could control both 24VDC or 24VAC solenoids from a 24VDC power supply? I am working on a sprinkler control board that I would like to be able to use both on. The ...
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What size capacitor do I need to reliably close a 1" US Solid motorized ball valve?

I am making a water feature that will involve a stream fed by the basin of a fountain with a pump at the end sending water back into the fountain. To control the water flow rate through the stream and ...
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Simple BiPAP Controller: low-pressure + high-flow, finding components: solenoid-valve, pressure-switch, ¿d.i.y.?

First off, I'd like to thank Spehro Pefhany for provide the the UK guidelines for Rapidly Manufactured VentilatorSystem. Also, I'd like to apologize for my initial disorganized post; it's taken a fair ...
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Button press on espresso machine suddenly activates wrong solenoid

I am trying my hand at fixing a La Cimbali M28 Select, which is a professional espresso machine. The remaining issue is that, when I press the 'hot water dispenser button' it does not dispense hot ...
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How do I pick a suitable SMD mosfet to control a 24V pneumatic valve with PIC32?

I need to control a valve (https://datasheet.octopart.com/VXZ242FGA-SMC-datasheet-110849414.pdf) of which I do not know its power consumption and drawn current. I don't have the part yet and usually ...
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Trigger solenoid valve based on resistance

I have a KUS SSS Water level sensor for my RV that I would like to have trigger a NO 12v solenoid valve to turn off when my tank has reached full (and ideally also sound a little piezo). The sensor ...
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How to use solenoid valve with vacuum pump

I am a software developer working on small pick and place machine. I have bought mini vacuum pump and one solenoid valve. I want to control vacuum pump suction through solenoid so that when from ...
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Powering a solenoid valve with a relay and no external power source

I have a solenoid valve (12VDC, 540mA) that I would like to control with a 12VDC relay (15A SPDT). Is it possible to power the solenoid without an external power source seperate from the one powering ...
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How does Solenoid works? How do I calculate its output power? [duplicate]

Here is a solenoid valve. It is a normally closed, which is mean, it is normally closed the valve. Vice versa, there is also normally open, which is mean, it is normally open the valve until it ...
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Can I use solid state output and relay output with the same components?

So I have a OTB1E0DM9LP Schinder Electric I/O distributed module and I want use it'output to control some 24v electro-valve's and some 24V contactors. The module have 2 Solid-state outputs of 24V 0....
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Why is this solenoid valve consuming so much power?

The circuit below drivers a pump and a valve, the pump works fine, the valve consumes much more current than I'd expect. The valve is rated 2W at 12V (600mA) i'm more like 15W. The PUMP_DRIVE signal ...
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3-way solenoid valve gets hot

I have this Bosch 3-way valve that I use in a hydronic system. If I run 12V to energize the valve, it gets very HOT! Is that normal with such valves?
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How to trigger a latch solenoid valve from an Arduino?

I received a sample latching solenoid valve: https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Top-Quality-Dc-5V-Latching-Solenoid_60415603817.html I want to control it using an Arduino Pro Mini, running a 5V. ...
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Mixing two fluids dynamically using valves and sensors [closed]

I'm new to the field of electrical and electronics design... trying to build a hobby project for home decoration. I want to mix two colored fluids with proportion of each liquid decided by a user ...
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How to ontrol a 12v dc water valve with battery powered Arduino?

I just want to open/close a valve when the soil moisture sensor reports a pre-determined moisture level, using an Arduino. The main issue I'm facing is that most valves operate at 12/24 VDC and I'm ...
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Arduino nano resetting after solenoid valve fires

I'm trying to control small, plastic 12V solenoid valves with an Arduino nano. I have an Arduino nano hooked up to a Sainsmart 4-Channel 5V Relay Module, and finally connected to the solenoid valves, ...
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12 V Solenoid Valve Not Opening

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 ...
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How to use sensor to measure amount of ink used for each print job?

Problem: I have done a bit of research and noticed a lack of this feature in the official software by the major inkjet printer manufacturers to measure and record the amount of ink used in each print ...
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The role of solenoid's wire diameter?

I'm not an expert in the electromagnetic field and need to design a solenoid actuator with 1 kg force approx. I am wondering if I change the wire diameter of the coil, what happens in solenoid's ...
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How to model a Electronic Proportional Control Valve

I am using a VSO LowPro Proportional control Valve (https://www.parker.com/Literature/Precision%20Fluidics/Miniature%20Proportional%20Valves/VSO%20LowPro.pdf) to regulate pressure into a closed ...
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LowPro proportional valve drive circuit clarification

Am new with amplifiers when trying to use them as a current controller so is just after some help in understanding the circuit. I am designing a circuit that will use a LowPro Proportional Valve ...
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Basic Solenoid Question

I have a super simple question about solenoids. If I wired this, a 120v solenoid valve, to a 3 prong male plug would this cheap chinese humidity controller be able to control it? My assumption is ...
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Power off detection circuit to close opened latching solenoid valve

The image above is referred from this SO link. My use case is the following: A latching solenoid valve, which would be run using 4 AA batteries (6V) Solenoid Valve (9 Ohm) operates at 6V under 40ms ...
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Can we apply a longer pulse to latching solenoid than its rating?

I've a 6-12V dc latching solenoid, which needs 60ms of pulse to set it to on/off. I'll be using a microcontroller to generate the pulse. I've following questions. What if the generated pulse is ...
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In which way proportional valves are controlled solely by current?

Proportional valves are drived by current because we need a steady force and since resistance changes with temperature if they were driven by voltage this force wouldn't be steady. Ok, this is what I ...
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Could someone explain dither signal?

I know that regarding proportional valves the dither signal is a signal superimposed on PWM command that actually moves the valve. It improves the response of the valve because the coefficient of ...
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switching air valve with Arduino Micro

Good people of stack. I am a programmer, but new to building my own electronics. I need to switch (3) 12v solenoid valves from the Arduino Micro. I see lots of chatter online, much that confused me ...
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Faucet valve control

I'm a mechanical engineer with very few knowledge in electrical so your help is very appreciated. I'm doing a small project which require to automatically the fill and empty a sink. How can I ...
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How to proportion hydraulic flow using potentiometer and MOSFET

I am working on solving a problem that we generally deal with in a mechanical fashion. We have a hydraulic system with a dumb controller and a dumb valve stack. We can change the valve stack solenoids ...
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Wiring DIN connector with 3 wire DC solenoid valve

im buying [smc VQZ 212 5YZ1 C6] 3 port solenoid valve with 2 possible position(let say A and B). This solenoid work with 24VDC and have 3 pin/ wire. There is No 1, No 2 and GND pin. I will never ...
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Noninverting optocoupler with a pulldown resistor

I am using a power MOSFET to switch a solenoid valve. The MOSFET is driven with a optocoupler (LTV-847) to isolate the 12V required to switch the valve from the 3.3V used by the microcontroller. ...
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Auxiliary contacts on contactor to power solenoid valve

I'm just trying to introduce cold water in to industrial shredder. Connected cold water supply to machine. That's not good because when I forget to turn off water it will overflow. I have not seen ...
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24 VAC sprinkler valve using DC power

I am creating a circuit that includes a 24vac sprinkler solenoid. I need it to be portable so I'm planning on using DC current rather than AC. What is the best way to do this? If I just use straight ...
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Questions about a remote relay control application with a MOSFET

I need to control eight solenoid-valves for water drainage outdoors, remotely and simultaneously. The valves are normally closed (NC) type which I guess, in that context, means they open and let the ...
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Controlling Solenoid Valves with ULN2003A, Inrush Current, Arduino

I want to control a total of five solenoid valves with my Arduino. The solenoid walves operate at 12 volts and have a power consumption of 5 watts per solenoid valve, which equals a current of roughly ...
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Why there is a voltage drop while connect multiple 12 V or 24 V solenoid valve with a 24 V DC adapter

I am doing a water plant project. I need to control multiple solenoid valves with my micro controller circuit using relays. When I connect more than 4 solenoid valves (12 V) with a 15 V adapter it ...
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CKD solenoid burns on first trigger

I am trying to use a solenoid valve in order to switch on tap water using a switch on the live supply to the solenoid, but every time I switch on the first time, the solenoid activates and burns ...
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Is there a continuous duty electric valve available? [closed]

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 ...
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Controlling a 24VAC solenoid with arduino

I'm trying to come up with a design for controlling a 24VAC water valve with an arduino. My current design : I want to use a BT1308W TRIAC controlled by an arduino pin to activate the vale, I'm also ...
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How to modulate solenoid current driver with PWM?

I'm trying to pilot solenoid valves in a hydraulic circuit. I have two types of solenoids, one which support 2.4 A and another 1.8 A. I pilot the valves opening using 120 Hz pwm and this driver. It'...