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post #46 of 73 (permalink) Old 04-03-2014, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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That weird! The solenoid we use are continuous use with low response time. In the pdf they list them in "ms" like 10ms, which is instant really.

I have no idea why that takes 3 second to click. I use a DC adapter too, I also have another solenoid that uses AC110, both are the same. And that's a lot of needle valves! Damn!
It activates instantly but deactivates 2-3 seconds after cutting power. I'm guessing the time they list is activation time?
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Sound like the problem is from the power supply, not the solenoid.
It is not big deal anyway, just take 2-3 seconds for the output voltage become 0 (or fall below the threshold), then the solenoid will close.

The 24V DC 0.5 amp max power supply should work better, but can't find them now.
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Sound like the problem is from the power supply, not the solenoid.
It is not big deal anyway, just take 2-3 seconds for the output voltage become 0 (or fall below the threshold), then the solenoid will close.

The 24V DC 0.5 amp max power supply should work better, but can't find them now.
Yea, I'm not worried. I just thought it was odd. For our application it could take minutes to shut off and it wouldn't be a problem.
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So I tried the SS-4BMG needle valves today since I need one for a new build I'm doing and had the parts. The only way this thing works is if the regulator is set to 1-2 psi. Any higher and the needle valve lets way too much CO2 out. Even completely closed it lets too much CO2 out. I might still use it since I got it cheap and it does technically work but Bettatail was definitely right and this is not a good valve for our use.
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I almost gassed my fish using an ss-ORF2 at barely 1/8 of a turn. I have a 2 needle valve build, the other one going to an atomizer which needs to run at 40 psi, the other is a simple diffuser. The pressure is likely too high, I just got my paintball tank refilled, so will ditch the 2 needle valve setup and hook up another reg at lower pressure. Will report back on how it goes.


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Just picked up these to replace my ORF2.

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Just picked up these to replace my ORF2.

Nice. I wondered who snagged those.

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you struck the gold mine.
these bellow valves are not for our application, CV look small but fairly large orifice. you can easily sell them for more than $50 each, and I think somewhere between $80-$120 each is proper.
Problem is there are so many 4bmg being listed on fleabag. It will be hard to sell. I had one. That thing is super huge.

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Problem is there are so many 4bmg being listed on fleabag. It will be hard to sell. I had one. That thing is super huge.

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Check sold listings.

The 4BMG bellow valves were rare, but now a lot on the bay
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Just picked up these to replace my ORF2.


are those 3 have the 1/4" npt?
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Electromarvin finally let it go. Greedy seller. I was offering him more but he wanted even more. Now you get a good deal lol.

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Electromarvin finally let it go. Greedy seller. I was offering him more but he wanted even more. Now you get a good deal lol.

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funny got my Hoke 1600 from him (her, who knows)........
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funny got my Hoke 1600 from him (her, who knows)........
Now you have the hoke micromite!
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^ Good score Jeff!

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