Description: Have you ever wanted to control the flow of a liquid using your computer or microcontroller, but didn’t know how? Well, here’s how: The 12V solenoid controlled fluid valve. Simply connect a fluid source to the ¾" threaded inlet and it will interrupt the flow until 12V is applied to the fast-on connectors on the solenoid.
Note: This is not a gravity-feed solenoid. This means that you will need enough water pressure to fully open the valve. Check the datasheet below for exact details. It operates at a minimum of around 3 PSI, allowing around 3 L/min of flow. Although the datasheet shows the valve working at 220 VAC, it’s actually 12 VDC. Our 350 GPH pump does not have enough pressure for this valve. A garden hose or other pressurized system should work just fine.
Based on 3 ratings:
Unlike other sellers this is advertised correctly; customer service quickly responded to a question - this is a normally closed valve. Was able to fit connectors on to run power leads; connection with garden hose water source pretty solid. Overall this valve works quite well.
This is just what I needed thanks for all the spec on it that helped a lot.
I originally purchased this item for my hydroponics garden. Tests show the valve only works while under water pressure, kind of a safety feature. Then I though about a fountain display I wanted to build. I just purchased 8, ¼" direct stream water nozzles. Besides interfacing this valve to standard pipe is the creation or purchase of a 12 DC, 8 channel control box.
There is many possibilities and uses for this product. Still wish for a low pressure valve for my hydroponics.