Solenoid valves

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  1. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    hmm was wondering if anybody had any experince with these type of electrical solenoid valves that work with a controller, are they raliabe with the controller etc....
    the valves in the pic isnt exactly the product i`m talking about, but just to give an idea...

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    Just be careful with some of them the require water pressure to open them. The pumps we use don't have the pressure to make use of them.
     
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    solenoids can become faulty so its best to invest in something of good quality.. are thses for water flow? i have a friend who has his system kitted with a few of these and a hunter water controll system.. i must actually give him a call tomorrow and check how they are operating..
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    the ones i saw was fully electrical, with a controller that can control 24 valves, expensive but worth it for multiple tanks i think ?
     
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    Are you talking about something like the solenoid valves we get in our washing machines that open and close for the hot and cold water?
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    that might be it, i will go back to the shop and take a few pic for u guys, its for irrigation... u can set them on a month schedule, hmmmm totally automatic water changes, if you add a timer on your pump from the water containers
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    the controller (24valves) is R3-4k and the valves R 188, u get smaller controllers (6valves) which reeatail for abour R 1 600.
     
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    I got myself 1, but it needs that looks very similar to the ones in the pic, it also has the flow control and it was 24v. It opens to let the water flow, but it requires pressure to get full flow through them. Or std pumps are not pressure pumps.
     
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    Yes same 1. :(
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    i`ll find out about the pressure, hmmm if it does work like that.... sigh !
     
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    I also looked at solonoid valves to do a surge device. Most require at least 2 to 3 bar pressure to operate.
     
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    Get them to demo it on a pond pump. One day I will use mine for my RO unit. They have a membrane in them that the solenoid opens and closes to let water flow.
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    will go back tomorow, R 188, does that sound bout right for something like this ?
     
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    Yes the cheep ones:whistling:. I too got all excited about them, until I tried to use it:(.
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    luckily i have learned to ask first before buying :p
     
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    You can always try a 30 000 l pump and you may get 1000 l out of it.:p

    I must admit "people" get confused when you ask them for a pressure pump in SA and I have had 1 or 2 argument about them, but there is a big difference between the 2.But they don't seem to understand. You can always use a pool pump I think that will do the trick.
     
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    my mate is using an espa pices pump 9saltwater safe) and it is operating fine.. he has 4 of the solenoids operating and is using the same pump to feed his skimmer...
     
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    here is a link to the ones i saw...
    Toro - Irrigation Valves#

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    flow range: 1-114LPM (0.25-30GPM)
    Operating pressure: 0.7-6.9bar
     
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