This motorized ball valve by U.S. Solid is a quintessential device for any tinkerer or DIY enthusiast. Motorized ball valves are very energy efficient and reliable. This model expends NO energy once fully opened or fully closed. This means it can be hooked up ad nauseum with no risk of overheating.
This 1/4 in stainless steel model opens or closes fully in just 3-5 seconds. To switch between opening and closing, simply reverse the polarity. This can be achieved manually, or by using a DPDT switch as shown in the wiring diagram.
There are a wide variety of possible applications for motorized ball valves. They can be used in different home automation tasks. This stainless steel model is especially helpful to home breweries. The food grade stainless steel makes it an excellent choice for fermented liquids; it is both safe for drinkable mediums, and consistent enough to help you make replicable batches. As a bonus, this valve can be opened or closed only partially, using an Arduino or other control system. This is a great alternative when flow needs restricted but not completely shutoff.
The stainless steel ball valve is NSF certified, which means you can install it in the drinking water pipeline.
U.S. Solid Model: USS-MSV00026
Valve Material : SS304
Ball Seal: PTFE
Operating Time : 3-5 Seconds
Working Voltage : 9-24V DC
Max Power : 2 W
Max Torque : 2 N m
Max Medium Pressure : 1.0 Mpa
Temperature Range for Flow Medium : 0°C to 90°C
Ambient Temperature Range : -10°C to 40°C
Enclosure Rating : IP65
Life Expectancy : 80,000 to 100,000 Cycles
Bore Type: Full
Thread Type : NPT
Wiring Type : 2 Wire Reverse Polarity Video