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Old 02-02-2003, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Does it matter, or is there a preference toward, which solenoid is used in a low pressure CO2 system?
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Does it matter, or is there a preference toward, which solenoid is used in a low pressure CO2 system?
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All solenoids basically work the same way. A coil gets energised and pulls the valve open. All the ones I've seen are good for at least 200psi.

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Thanks Marcel. I'm trying to avoid any that may fail by attempting to identify and purchase known reliable ones.
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I have another question related to solenoids. Do all solenoids when turned on get rather warm (almost hot) to the touch? I have both an Aqualine and an integerated JBJ and they both get rather hot.
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