Electric Power Supply Wiring for a Solenoid
Power Supply and Wiring for a Solenoid Valve [ad#block]Question: I’m running water through a Ehcotech 12 VDC 450 mA Electric Solenoid Valve. What amp 12 VDC power supply would I need to run this valve if the power supply is 35 feet away from the valve? Should I use a 450 mA, 700 mA, 2 […]
Power Supply and Wiring for a Solenoid Valve
[ad#block]Question: I’m running water through a Ehcotech 12 VDC 450 mA Electric Solenoid Valve. What amp 12 VDC power supply would I need to run this valve if the power supply is 35 feet away from the valve? Should I use a 450 mA, 700 mA, 2 amp or a different one entirely? I figured there’s some loss of current in the 35′, but have no idea what the formula is.
Thanks for your help.
This electrical question came from: Mike , a Homeowner from Lake Elsinore, CA
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Thanks for your electrical question Mike.
Mike, there will not be much line loss at 35 feet, just make sure the wire size is not too small, basically match the wire size that is on the solenoid valve. The 450 mA power supply should work fine, however the 700mA may be better as long as the voltage is the same.
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