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Nice find. Dropping $70 on the burkett wasn't exactly fun.
It can be $90+ if you are getting a stainless steel unit.

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nice find . just got my concoa 312 and need to start shopping for parts . i think i will give this one a try.
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Alen just got my STC solenoid and I'm looking for reducing nipple to go from regulator to the solenoid valve but i can't find any longer ones like the one you have . i need one 1/4 to 1/8 can you tell me where did you got yours?
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No that's a 10watts model. This one is 2S020-1/8A. 3 watts with 200psi working pressure. You have an option to get either 12vdc, 24vdc, or 110v.

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From here: http://www.stcvalve.com/Process_Valves.htm

2V025 1/8
Service: Air
2 Way Direct Acting
Normally Closed
22 SCFM @100 PSI
Pressure: Vacuum to 115 PSI
Temperature: -4 to 140 F
Anodized Aluminum Body
Response Time <20msec.
Coil Power 3 to 6.5W

2S020-1/8A
Service: Air, Liquid, Oil, Water
2 Way Direct Acting
Normally Closed
Stainless Steel Solenoid Valve
Temperature: 14 -176 F (-10 TO 80 C)
Seal: NBR
Pressure: Vacuum to 150 PSI;
Response Time <20msec.
Coil Power 3 to 6.5W


Aren't they both 3-6.5W? Looks like the 2V025 is aluminum. It's a good bit cheaper though. Probably doesn't look as nice.
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Alen just got my STC solenoid and I'm looking for reducing nipple to go from regulator to the solenoid valve but i can't find any longer ones like the one you have . i need one 1/4 to 1/8 can you tell me where did you got yours?
never mind i was looking again on the pictures of your setup and i got it. you running 1/4 nipple and reducing street 90 right? that little st90 is pricey
duo you think it would be ok to place the solenoid closer to the regulator body . I'm thinking that "heat" the solenoid producing might mess with regulator? or am i ok
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From here: http://www.stcvalve.com/Process_Valves.htm

2V025 1/8
Service: Air
2 Way Direct Acting
Normally Closed
22 SCFM @100 PSI
Pressure: Vacuum to 115 PSI
Temperature: -4 to 140 F
Anodized Aluminum Body
Response Time <20msec.
Coil Power 3 to 6.5W

2S020-1/8A
Service: Air, Liquid, Oil, Water
2 Way Direct Acting
Normally Closed
Stainless Steel Solenoid Valve
Temperature: 14 -176 F (-10 TO 80 C)
Seal: NBR
Pressure: Vacuum to 150 PSI;
Response Time <20msec.
Coil Power 3 to 6.5W


Aren't they both 3-6.5W? Looks like the 2V025 is aluminum. It's a good bit cheaper though. Probably doesn't look as nice.
Yes you will have to specify the wattage when ordering.





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never mind i was looking again on the pictures of your setup and i got it. you running 1/4 nipple and reducing street 90 right? that little st90 is pricey
duo you think it would be ok to place the solenoid closer to the regulator body . I'm thinking that "heat" the solenoid producing might mess with regulator? or am i ok
3 to 4 watts solenoid should not be an issue. My Parker IR6000 reg can handle up to 150 F.

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I used a 1/4 male hex nipple, 1/4 female to 1/8 male 90 degree reducing elbow and a 1/8 male street elbow for the setup on the Swagelok system. These parts can be purchased on eBay.

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Yes you will have to specify the wattage when ordering.
Are you sure? Please correct me if I'm wrong but their catalogs don't show that there are different models for 3W and 6.5W but rather the wattage consumption is based on the pressure of the line (@100psi vs @150psi). Since we're dealing with very low pressure the lower end wattage should be what is consumed.

Have you tried measuring the actual usage in wattage?
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Are you sure? Please correct me if I'm wrong but their catalogs don't show that there are different models for 3W and 6.5W but rather the wattage consumption is based on the pressure of the line (@100psi vs @150psi). Since we're dealing with very low pressure the lower end wattage should be what is consumed.

Have you tried measuring the actual usage in wattage?
Yes you have to specify the wattage after the model number in the ordering form. For example model xxxx-3 watts.

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Yes you have to specify the wattage after the model number in the ordering form. For example model xxxx-3 watts.

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mine says 2s020-1/8-3-d-v does that mean its 3watts? i thought by ordering 2s020 model i get 3 watts automatically
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mine says 2s020-1/8-3-d-v does that mean its 3watts? i thought by ordering 2s020 model i get 3 watts automatically

It looks like a 3 watts. Give them a call to verify.

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thanks Alan. BTW just checked some fitting on evilbay and looks like original swagelok fittings for half a price
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thanks Alan. BTW just checked some fitting on evilbay and looks like original swagelok fittings for half a price
I wish they had SS-2-ME or SS-2-SE for half price. $13 a pop is hard to swallow.
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I wish they had SS-2-ME or SS-2-SE for half price. $13 a pop is hard to swallow.
no they don't have those but i just grabbed 1/4x1/8 reducing street elbow fro $13 with free shipping not bad price since swagelok wants 25
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no they don't have those but i just grabbed 1/4x1/8 reducing street elbow fro $13 with free shipping not bad price since swagelok wants 25
That is a good price. This part is more expensive the ss hex nipple.

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I wish they had SS-2-ME or SS-2-SE for half price. $13 a pop is hard to swallow.

Expect to pay double or triple when it comes to stainless steel fittings.

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Expect to pay double or triple when it comes to stainless steel fittings.
I'm well aware. I'm still have a lot to learn but I've bought enough SS fittings for my wallet to know the cost.

I'm working on my 3rd, 4th, and 5th SS regulator build now. Waiting for some deals. I got SS Swagelok elbows for $6-7 before. Just waiting for that price to hit again.
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