New Solednoid Valves available and purchased from Market are 12V and 500mA.I also read in another forums that installing a resistor of 1.2ohms would solve the step down problem
Output from machine is 15.8V
But what about the ac inrush? The R may drop enough V that the solenoid plunger never bottoms completely, (sealing the magnetic path) and buzzes 'til it smokes. Been there, done that.
Interesting. I know very little about AC electrics and my immediate reaction to your Reply #3 was that more resistance might be required, but this Reply suggests (to my ignorant mind) that a lower value would be needed.How should the OP calculate the resistor value if it is an AC supply?...R
Hi Robin,Please advise If I am correct i.e. to make the above system work I should install a 8ohm resistor with 5 watt capacity ??Regards
But what about the ac inrush?
I believe that's what I said in Reply #2 - have you checked my maths?And is your system using AC or DC?...R