Reducing Solenoid Valve On-Time with 24V Supply

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In summary, the conversation discusses ways to decrease the opening time of a 24V solenoid valve without replacing the coils with lower wattage versions. Suggestions include using a DC-DC converter to boost the voltage, using a voltage multiplier, changing the spring or shortening the lever arm.
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Hello,

I am trying to decrease the time it takes for a 24V solenoid valve to open. This can be accomplished by increasing the voltage on the coil, but I only have a 24V supply to work with, and cannot replace the coils with lower wattage versions.

Is it possible to somehow boost the voltage using capacitors or some sort of transformer-like device?

Thanks,
ioll
 
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yea, you need a DC-DC converter to convert 24V to a higher voltage.

Those are kind of tricky if you are planning to build one. There is so many possibilities.

http://www.elexp.com/t_dc-dc.htm
 
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Or you could change the spring with one that has a weaker spring constant.
 
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Would there perhaps also be a lever arm that you could shorten for reduced travel distance?
 

Related to Reducing Solenoid Valve On-Time with 24V Supply

1. How can reducing the solenoid valve on-time benefit my system?

Reducing the solenoid valve on-time can improve the efficiency and lifespan of your system. This is because it reduces the amount of energy being used and can prevent overheating of the valve, which can lead to malfunctions and breakdowns.

2. What is the recommended voltage supply for reducing solenoid valve on-time?

The recommended voltage supply for reducing solenoid valve on-time is 24V. This is because 24V is the standard voltage for most solenoid valves and provides enough power to operate the valve effectively while also allowing for easier control of the on-time.

3. How does reducing the solenoid valve on-time affect the speed of the valve?

Reducing the solenoid valve on-time can decrease the speed of the valve. This is because a longer on-time allows for more energy to be used, resulting in a faster opening and closing of the valve. By reducing the on-time, the valve will operate at a slower pace, which can be beneficial in certain systems where a slower flow rate is desired.

4. Can reducing the solenoid valve on-time be done without affecting the overall performance of the system?

Yes, reducing the solenoid valve on-time can be done without significantly affecting the overall performance of the system. However, it is important to carefully adjust the on-time to ensure that the valve is still able to open and close effectively. It may also be necessary to make adjustments to other components in the system, such as the pressure regulator, to maintain optimal performance.

5. Are there any potential drawbacks to reducing the solenoid valve on-time?

One potential drawback of reducing the solenoid valve on-time is that it may result in a decrease in the overall flow rate of the system. This can be mitigated by adjusting other components in the system or by using a valve with a larger orifice size. Additionally, reducing the on-time too much may cause the valve to not open or close properly, leading to malfunctions and potential damage to the valve.

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