Programmable Relay Controller for Solenoid Valves

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by aberrant, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. aberrant

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    Jan 6, 2011
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    I'm looking for a programmable relay controller such as this one http://www.controlanything.com/Relay...e/UXPR165PROXR. Needs to be SPDT, but I need one that I can power 16 solenoid valves off of. I'm not sure if anyone would know if they make programmable relay controllers specifically for solenoid valves. I know solenoids give a kickback emf so if I have to I can wire in a separate board with a diode and a fuse in between each relay and its solenoid, right? It's just easier if I could keep everything on one board. Any ideas?

    Here's the solenoid I'm using: http://www.thevalveshop.com/menu/auto/asco/8256.pdf

    Thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. blueroomelectronics

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    Those relays should be fine. You might need snubbers across the contacts.
     
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