Power in Solenoid Valve?!

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Phepha, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Phepha

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    Dec 4, 2012
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    Hello all, I am new to this forum and I hope I am writing on the right page for asking questions. It will take couple days until I get used to this forum.

    I have a solenoid valve and I need to design a circuit where I will use a BJT as a switch to turn Solenoid Valve (SV) on/off. My problem is that I don't know the SV's resistance or power in order to calculate the current needed to turn the SV on. Any help or idea will be appreciated

    Thanks,
    Phepha
     
  2. MKCheruvu

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    Nov 20, 2012
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    Locate Part Number ,manufacturer Name etc from the Component Label , so that the characteristics can be identified
     
  3. crutschow

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    Where is this valve? Can't you measure its resistance?
     
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