How to wire a Burkert type 6011 solenoid

alanle

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Josh It comes with the din connector if you look on picture 3. 24v adapter is also available on ebay.
 
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My bad, I didn't see the din. I guess that's what happens when you post before 5 am.
 

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Alan, link the 24v adapter for the helpless that often read these threads :)
 

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Unless I'm missing something again, that's a D/C converter. You need 24VAC. (When you see a burkert that has a hertz after the voltage, it's A/C. The D/C coils clearly say a D/C.
 
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alanle

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no you didnt miss anything. I didnt realize it was 24vac even though the title clearly says 24vac:). You learn something new everyday. That ebay seller also sells 24vac power adapter.
 
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I personally like the clean look of a standard and robust 18/3 gauge power cord. No converter needed. I've bought all of my solenoids from either iprocessmart.com (which is an authorized Burkert dealer) or aquariumplants.com. The late Left C arranged a deal with freshwatersystems to carry the correct solenoid/DIN, etc for us. No converter needed. It's literally plug and play with a coil that is designed for the amount and type of power coming out of an American wall socket. If you go to ebay and buy surplus, make sure to get the correct converter otherwise you can catch things on fire.
 
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Good thing the solenoid is hook up to a Co2 cylinder and a glass box full of water. It's literary the best place for a fire to start. :D I'm just playing with you man. Any of you guys hook up the solenoid to those "brick" adapters? It's like a laptop ones with the extra cord on the other side, it drives me insane when one plug takes up two sockets.
 

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Flyinghellfish said:
Good thing the solenoid is hook up to a Co2 cylinder and a glass box full of water. It's literary the best place for a fire to start. :D I'm just playing with you man. Any of you guys hook up the solenoid to those "brick" adapters? It's like a laptop ones with the extra cord on the other side, it drives me insane when one plug takes up two sockets.

Please don't say anything about fires! LOL I read a thread a while back were a solenoid started to smoke. Not good. ;p
 

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I think it was a d/c burkert wired for a/c. (Or vise versa) I vegly remember the thread.
 

Daniel T

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Thanks for the excellent step by step instructions. I wired mine today and it worked perfectly. The solenoid does get pretty warm so I might add a small heat sink to help cool it down a little.
 

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Daniel T said:
Thanks for the excellent step by step instructions. I wired mine today and it worked perfectly. The solenoid does get pretty warm so I might add a small heat sink to help cool it down a little.


It's normal that the burkert get a little warm. I have been using mine for 3 years now and does not produce any heat under my cabinet. You shouldn't be worry since, most hobbyist including myself been using Burkert 6011a for years. However, in rare situation you may get a bad unit and those will leak. If no issues within 1-2 month of usage. It will last you a life time.
 

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Thanks for the excellent step by step instructions, this is great for salt water aquariums as well !!!