CO2 solenoid valve

punky

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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?
 

Frolicsome_Flora

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punky;16570 said:
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?

naa they just do that, dont worry about it.
 

VaughnH

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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.
 

BHornsey

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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.