The U.S. Solid ½'' motorized ball valve in stainless steel with automatic return is a blessing to many home tinkerers. The body and stem on this valve are made of SS304 stainless steel. This material is safe for drinking water, which is important since water systems are one of the most common uses for motorized ball valves. The valve will actuate when 9V to 24V of DC or AC power is brought to it. The automatic return valve is Normally Closed. When energized, it will open in 6-8 seconds. Afterwards, limit switches will keep the energy output to a negligible amount. If power gets cut out, the valve will again return to a closed position. Most solenoid valves are fully energized whilst open, which can lead to overheating. This valve takes in such little energy once fully opened, that it will NEVER overheat. Auto return valves are an important option. If being used to control your water system, it is important that it shuts off automatically in case of a power outage. This can prevent leaks and flooding. Additionally, this valve comes with an IP rating of 65. This ingress protection level means the casing will keep the electronics free of any dust, and is safe even when being sprayed with water from any direction.
The Position Indicator on the top of actuator can help you see the on / off state of the valve. In addition, the valve comes with manual function, it can be adjusted manually if the valve is locked. Or when the power is cut off, the valve can be opened manually if necessary.
Valve Material: SS304
Ball Seal: PTFE
Close/Open Time: 6~8 Seconds
Working Voltage: 9-24V AC/DC
Max Power: 5 W
Max Torque: 2.5 N m
Max Pressure: 1.0 MPa
Temperature range for flow medium: 0°C to 100°C
Ambient Temperature Range: -5°C to 40°C
Enclosure Rating: IP65
Life Expectancy: 80,000-100,000 Cycles
Bore Type: Full
Thread Type: NPT