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CO2 solenoid valve

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by punky, May 2, 2007.

  1. punky

    punky Junior Poster

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    Hi, I am using a solenoid valve with a timer to cut off CO2 during the night. During the day it operates for about 10 hrs straight. The solenoid gets hot .. does anybody give it a break to cool down during the day? Will it have its lifetime shortened?
     
  2. Frolicsome_Flora

    Frolicsome_Flora Guru Class Expert

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    naa they just do that, dont worry about it.
     
  3. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    Any solenoid valve made for this use should be designed to run for 12 hours or more at a time. My guess is that they all are.
     
  4. BHornsey

    BHornsey Lifetime Charter Member
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    Hi, the only one I've found that doesn't get hot is the Aquamedic M-Ventil Pulse.
    It uses a high pulse to slug it open, then just a holding current to keep it latched.
    It just gets slightly warm after 10 hours.
    The only downside is it's about 30% more expensive than the standard M-Ventil.
     
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