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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Controlling Valve Actuators with PWM signal

I want to control ME-4340 Syncube Non Spring Return Modulating Valve Actuator - 0/2-10Vdc ME-4340 with an STM32. The Timer configurated as PWM generator of the STM32L073RZTx gives 3.3V at 100% So I ...
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Lowest power circuit to control low current 240v circuit

I'm trying to control 6 normally-closed 230v valves using a raspberry pi. These valves draw little current when energised (1W) but do have a maximum inrush current of 550mA. Normally this would be ...
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Wiring 24V Soleniod valve

I'm having an issue with connecting the industrial pneumatic valve with 2 coils to relays. EDIT: I have connected it like this in the scheme below. Coils are connected to NO port on the relay, ...
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Control flow rate of a solenoid valve using PWM

I'm hoping to control the flow of chemical by shutting a solenoid valve periodically over short intervals, similar to this video: https://youtu.be/O49mqn33vBI?t=6 Does anyone know if conventional ...
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Appropriate solenoid valve flyback diode

I control a 24V solenoid valve via PWM controlled MOSFET. I have a 1N4007 diode parallel to the solenoid. If I put a 2.2uF electrolytic capacitor directly next to the solenoid it works properly, ...
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Is a flyback diode necessary with a relay module for operating a Solenoid valve?

Assuming I have a relay module (I'm not sure about its features) that is connected to a 12 V DC solenoid valve and should be operated by a microcontroller. Do I need a flyback diode connected with ...
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Converting an electrical schematic into a physical panel layout

I'm an undergrad researching physics, my job has been to make this electrical schematic, can I get some help figuring out the physical layout? I've basically self-taught myself enough of solidworks ...
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Valve driver specifications

I need to control a NSF/ODE JM R1 2/2 valve. Here the datasheet (Gofile link). I cannot understand the electrical requirements. It says: Power: 5W DC Running power: 10 VA AC Startup power: 15 VA AC ...
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Selfmade hand sanitizer? [closed]

I want to build a hand sanitizer on my own. Like these, you can buy for enormous prices. I need a proximity sensor (like the ones, which use infrared to check if someone is there). And I need a small (...
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What battery do I use to power solenoid?

Hello I’m quite new to electrical work and I’m trying to open and close a solenoid valve with a battery. I have bought these tiny 23a 12v battery. The solenoid says it needs 12v dc. I have no idea why ...
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How to power solenoid valve?

I'm pretty new to electrical work in general and was wondering how I would open and close a solenoid valve. It says on the specifications that it needs 12 VDC. Do I just take a 12 volt battery and put ...
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Relays turning on randomly when 24VAC sprinkler solenoid valve is shut off

tl;dr: I'm having a problem with 8-relay module boards that control sprinkler solenoid valves. When 24VAC is present, sometimes turning a relay off causes other relays to randomly turn on. Long ...
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Controlling a AC valve solenoid using a SSR relay

I have a micro controller based irrigation controller which should control solenoid valves. The solenoid is 24V AC type, with 25 Ohm resistance. I am considering to use some triac based SSR to switch ...
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Normally Closed, 24V DC, 1/4 NPT Female, 1.4 Cv solenoid valve power supply

I have a solenoid valve of Normally Closed, 24V DC, 1/4 NPT Female, 1.4 Cv, 500mA max current drawn. Can somebody verify the power supply requirement. would this be an ideal power supply unit for the ...
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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? Is my circuit going to explode?

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 ...