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Subject: Re: electric valve
Date: 9 Oct 2002 14:48:57 -0700
NNTP-Posting-Date: 9 Oct 2002 21:48:57 GMT
"Chris Roberts" wrote in message news:...
> I forgot to mention that I would like to be able to power this with 12VDC.
> I have seen several sites where people have made air cannons using sprinkler
> irrigation valves and they say you can operate those with DC voltages even
> though the valve is supposed to run off AC. Every valve I have seen runs
> off 24v AC but they would be great to use because they are between $10 and
A 24v ac valve or solenoid is perfectly suited to 12v dc use.
Sometimes they are quoted as 24v ac or 12v dc. Of course I can't
guarantee that for you, but it does work fine normally.
> "Chris Roberts" wrote in message
> > I am trying to locate a decent source for a small electric valve to
> > fluids under some pressure. What I want to make is sort of like a water
> > gun. A container made of pvc will be pressurized and when a button is
> > pressed the electric valve would open to the container and the pressure
> > would shoot the water out.
> > Anyone know of a source for that kind of stuff that doesn't cost a
> > Thanks,
> > Chris Roberts
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