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#997 issue during testing
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#997 issue during testing

by anthonyn on Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:58 pm

I am trying to figure out how to open the solenoid valve properly. I switched my lab's power supply to 12V and hooked up the solenoid valve with a 12 fl oz bottle 3/4's full of water to create enough pressure, but the valve still doesn't open. Only a few drips of water come out and the power supply drops to about 7V. What is it that I am doing incorrectly? Is this amount of fluid enough pressure to open the valve?

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Re: #997 issue during testing

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:38 am

For water, the pressure increase is 0.43 psi per foot. To reach the 3 psi operating pressure, you would need a 7 foot head.

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