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aquamatic

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Tuesday, December 30th 2003, 7:57am

Valve Activator- Bypassing the controller power

I was wondering if anyone uses any type of device that can be used on site to troubleshoot valve without the use of the controller. This device would obviously be a type of power source with connectors and switch.


Rays Sprinklers

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Wednesday, December 31st 2003, 4:57pm

i have never had any experience with these....hang on someone on here will let u know (something) im sure!
Thanks
Ray
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RVLI

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Thursday, January 1st 2004, 8:58am

Like a valve locator?

aquamatic

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Sunday, January 4th 2004, 4:12pm

Basically a device that would electronically activate a valve to turn on.

I was thinking that maybe a high end power multimeter that might supply the proper voltage would do

RVLI

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Monday, January 5th 2004, 10:53am

Never heard of such a thing.

drpete3

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Tuesday, January 6th 2004, 7:02am

Just an idea but home furnace controls I think are 24v systems and (heating and cooling guys) they may have a devise that is capable of supplying 24 v to a valve maybe through alligator clips.
Thanks,

Pete

aquamatic

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Tuesday, January 6th 2004, 4:33pm

Im sure there is something! That is a good idea! I will check with a heating and cooling supply house and get back to everyone.
I just thought such a device would be helpful

drpete3

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Wednesday, January 7th 2004, 4:46am

The only down side that I see is if the wire nuts are already on then they would need to be removed to make the connection.
Thanks,

Pete

Tom

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Saturday, January 10th 2004, 12:15pm

You can make a very simply device yourself. You need 3 - 9volt batteries. Plug them together to create a 27 volt supply. Radio shack would have everything you need. I have one myself that I use to test solenoids and to actuate a valve in the field.

drpete3

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Monday, January 12th 2004, 2:47am

I cant remember the physics. Is this a parallel circuit or a series circuit? Good tip.
Thanks,

Pete

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