Is it OK to use 220V Solenoid Valve in a 230 V Environment

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  2. Baluncore

    Baluncore 2,699
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    The simple answer is yes, it will work.
    Domestic supplies are designed to vary by up to 5%. If rated at 220V it should work happily at 231V. The problem may be lifetime since it will run slightly hotter at 230V than 220V. Domestic rated solenoid valves like that pictured have a limited lifetime. The solenoid part is designed to be replaced as required.
     
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  3. Very Helpful,Thanks a Lot Bro :)
     
  4. Depending on your location the 230v Environment maybe misguided figure. Here in the UK we had a 240v set-up for many years but to conform with EU legislation this was changed to 230v. The power we use is still a majority 240v as the measured average voltage rarely meets the 230v figure in favour of the 240v.

    This will as above have a life shortening effect on the coils expected lifespan - you would be better sourcing a 240v/230v coil as this will fall within the tolerances of the solenoid - you could always check with tech' of the manufacturers as most are wise to our actual voltage and theoretical voltage.
     
  5. AlephZero

    AlephZero 7,300
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    In your circuit, the S201S02 will switch up to 400V (i.e. 280V AC) according to the data sheet.

    The best solution would be to buy the solenoid valve from a supplier in your own country, so you get one that is designed to work with your country's electricity supply.
     
  6. Baluncore

    Baluncore 2,699
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    World standards are gradually being harmonised.
    AC supply voltages in the range 220V to 240V are moving to the global 230V specification.
    Sometime during this process, the voltage actually provided may move closer to 230V.

    The 230V specification is +/– 5% with up to 5% more lost due to a customers resistive line loss.
    This allows supplies between 218.5V and 241.5V to be called 230V.

    I once had 240V. For over three years now the supplier has called it 230V.
    But my meters still measure it as 240V.

    Anything in the range 220VAC to 240VAC should work OK under the 230VAC specification.
     
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