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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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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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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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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Acoustic noise from EMI filter

I am using this proportional valve driving circuit: The valve is 24V, 2W, driven with a 2kHz PWM. I hear an acoustic noise coming from the EMI-Filters L49, L77. I know that the noise is coming from ...
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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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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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How to Reduce Current in Solenoid Coil

First time poster and electrical newbie here. First off I just want to thank everyone for helping create such a great and helpful forum! I've been lurking for years and have learned a lot here! I ...
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Which irrigation valve should I use?

I am looking for an element that permits me to irrigate automatically. I have seen that it exists something called solenoid valve. However, this valves require a continuous electrical consumption and ...
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Is there a way to shield the fluidics of a solenoid valve from its magnetic field?

Are there any solenoid valves on the market that specifically shield the fluidics from the magnetic field of the solenoid actuation? Either by physically redirecting the fluidics around the coils or ...
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What device can I use to parallel 4 dry contact signals from 4 timer relays

What device can I use to multiplex 4 dry contact signals from 4 timer relays to actuate an isolation valve? In other words, any of the signals from the timer relay should be able to actuate the ...
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Replacing fried relay for solenoid valve

I have a sink faucet that operates with a capacitive sensor, if I touch anywhere on the sink it turns the water on, or off. After around a minute it automatically turns off if left on. The sensor ...
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Controlling 32 solenoid valves from a single BeagleBone Black

I am trying to control 32 solenoid valves from a single BeagleBone Black. My EE skills are not up to par for this task, but I am learning. In this system, at most one solenoid will be active at any ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Solenoid switch controller

I’m currently in the process of automating my orchard. I have a string of 87 irrigation solenoid valves, 24v 60hz, holding amps is 200 mA. I would like to connect them in series and use a single ...
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How to dissipate energy/heat in solenoid valve + flyback diode circuit

A simple device that I didn't make uses solenoid valves (driven by relays) and I have to deal with the EM spikes they generate when turning off as this interferes with other equipment in my lab. The ...
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How to use an Arduino in order to control fluids in measured amounts?

I am new to the Arduino Platform and the Electronics world. I am currently working on a project which requires accurate fluid controls. By Fluid Control, I mean, pumping a fluid, eg. water, in certain ...
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Solenoid valve backup

I am designing a Scissor lifter and I am operating my hydraulics using solenoid valve but I want my system to be ready for every possibility so what should be the backup system if my solenoid valve ...
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Hydraulic controller turn off delay

I am building a controller for a snow plow and have run into one small problem with valve operation. The controller uses multiple contacts switched by one handle. In operation the switch closes two ...
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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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Solenoid valve FET

I would like to drive a proportional solenoid valve (PVQ31 24V model from SMC) using a high frequency PWM. I followed Olin Lathrop's advice to open a new topic. He suggested to build a circuit ...
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Solenoid Control Valve Design

Design a solenoid controlled valve. The solenoid has a coil resistance of 280 Ohms. Although the coil is rated for 12-14V, it will reliably open the valve with 11.0 V applied and will keep the valve ...