Hello - cool forum. I'm trying to control a solenoid valve with my Arduino.
Here are the specs on the valve: Voltage Range: 0-10 vdc Power Consumption: 1.9 watts, 2.3 watts max Response Time: 3 to 5 ms specs: http://www.kpiwebsite.com/docs/MPVspec.pdf
I want to control this valve with a Potentiometer (I have two linear pots ... one is a 6k and the other is 10k.. not sure if I can use either of them). So basically I would like to open and close this valve by turning the pot and would like it to be smooth.
I would like to use a 9v to power the valve....
On another forum I was told that using PWM is what I need... but I still don't really get it.
Does anyone know of a tutorial for operating a similar valve via potentiometer? Is there some sort of shield I could get to make it really easy?
I'm super green to circuitry and the Arduino... forgive me...