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Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:14 pm

i got this valve from work and i hooked it up to 2 9 volt batteries but it does nothing..

on the side it says 120 v watts 5.3

so i know 120 volts is standard for wall sockets but i didnt know if the 5.3 volts mattered or not.

here is a picture any help is apreciated.


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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:20 pm

try a transformer on a 12v battery like people have in there cars to look at tv
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:21 pm

on the side it says 120 v


You said it yourself. Unless you have a way of getting two 9V batteries to add up to 120V :? I believe the actual solenoid operates on DC anyway, which would mean the valve has a built in rectifier. In this case, it should run at its rated voltage whether you input DC or AC.

You could always use an inverter to convert 12VDC to 120VAC.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:23 pm

That means it is actuated by 120 VAC and draws 5.3 watts of power when actuated.

Instead of batteries, try carefully actuating it with 120 VAC wall power.
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Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:16 pm

awsome. yea it worked. usually when im not sure i just hook it up to the wall. never turns out to well,,... but this valve works.. unfortunately its a normally open valve. so i have no use for it. and it dosnt look changable to normally closed
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