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3/4 Sprinkler Valve Solenoid with remote start HELP NEEDED!

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3/4 Sprinkler Valve Solenoid with remote start HELP NEEDED!

Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:33 pm

I've been wanting to do this for some time now and Ive seen a post with a remote control car' transmitter and receiver but I want something a little bit smaller... so I was thinking about using these:

http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/i ... _AMP_.html

12vdc 6amp... I could also purchase a 15amp version as well if needed.

My question is has anyone done this exact thing? The solenoid on the 3/4 sprinkler valve is 24v and im curious on how to set this up, or if it would even work....

Step by step help would be appreciated.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:44 pm

That thing looks pretty cool.

The battery may die quickly since it's small and can source all that current, but it doesn't take that long to actuate a sprinkler valve anyhow.

Best way to test to see if it will work is to just hook it up directly to a car battery and see if it actuates properly. If you have a multimeter handy you can measure the current consumed during the process too (only do this for a couple of seconds).
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:58 pm

so you think the 12v for that remote start will be strong enough to actuate the 24v solenoid without any additional help?
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:00 pm

I don't know, that's why I said test it with a battery and find out :P

I got one to work very well with 12V once, but it may be a different model.
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:16 pm

orbit 3/4 inline like shown below:
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or link to the product page here:
http://www.orbitonline.com/products/Val ... 16/04/643/
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Unread postAuthor: grumpy » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:18 am

only in a remote controlled mine.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:55 am

Davidvaini wrote:orbit 3/4 inline like shown below:
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or link to the product page here:
http://www.orbitonline.com/products/Val ... 16/04/643/


Oh, that's exactly the one I had, except I had a 1".

It will work fine with 12V.


Now as for wiring it up, it should come with a diagram or something, so I wouldn't worry about it.
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Unread postAuthor: spudy buddy » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:01 pm

i have a 1 inch like that and it works with one 9 volt batery, so 12v should work fine.

Edit: darn i got beaten to it.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:48 pm

i've done basically the same thing you are talking about <a href="http://www.spudfiles.com/spud_wiki/index.php?title=Remotely_Activated_Gun">i put it in the wiki</a> of course i went with the ghetto approach and used an r/c car

if you want to check out my original post <a href="http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/anti-personnel-mine-t9631.html">here it is</a>

i used a 9.6v rechargeable Ni-Cd battery to activate the valve itself so yea 12v will be fine as long as the battery can source the amps needed .for example if a standard alkaline 9v battery were to be used the valve would not work (i have tried)
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:21 am

what is the PIR in the picture below?:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:27 am

Davidvaini wrote:what is the PIR


One of these, very popular with insugent IED techs in Iraq apparently.
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