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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:02 pm

hey,
Im looking for a solenoid valve, all the ones i have seen online are expensive. It should be sufficient to pilot a .5" QEV (railgun injector)
12v trigger signal preferred, anything will do though.
post here or PM me.
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Unread postAuthor: jmadden91 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:19 pm

Where are you located mate?
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:45 pm

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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:49 pm

A 24 volt AC sprinkler valve works fine on 12 volts DC. They draw more current on DC due to the DC resistance is lower than the AC impedance.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:54 pm

I really did not want to use a sprinkler valve due to available sizes, and its plastic (plasma back flash is likely).
Ile use it if i need to though.
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Unread postAuthor: jmadden91 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:11 pm

How about something like This?

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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:31 pm

what pressure do you want to use ?

well if it's for a railgun then there is no need for rapid fire so you don't need a 3 way valve but just a solenoid valve

you can buy a cheap small solenoid and a 1/8" - 1/4" QEV to pilot the main valve...

of course it's not as simple as just using one 3 way valve with enough flow... you wouldn't have to manually disconnect the air supply before firing

but you can also buy a small 3 way valve and increase it's flow with a QEV.


I've just found a few cheap valves on ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Parker-Skinner-Sole ... 2ea9570ef1

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ten-Festo-Valves-ME ... 25578d942f

http://cgi.ebay.com/FESTO-Solenoid-Valv ... 255769bd86 (but it seems that a solenoid is not included)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Festo-Solenoid-Cont ... 3efab77ae6
this one seems to be a real bargain... if you could buy it for under 20$ you'd make a very good deal... normally valves with such a large porting cost a fortune
and I hope that you realize it won't have any problems with piloting a 1/2" QEV :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:58 pm

jmadden: thats perfect! to bad bidding ended.
Poland: your second link looks great.

Anyone have one they can part with? i would rather not go ebay.
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Unread postAuthor: jmadden91 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:13 am

Mate that store has heaps. Here's another

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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:17 am

thanks for the links, someone told me about a site that has brass .25" 300 PSI ones for 25$

thanks for the suggestions all.
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