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JonnyB

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Saturday, June 29th 2013, 7:42am

Imperial valves

I have an Imperial Valet timer I need to replace and I also have Imperial valves, however they are plastic ones not brass. Do the plastic Imperial valves also draw more current?

Wet_Boots

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Saturday, June 29th 2013, 10:45am

Probably not, but to be certain, you might post a photo of one of the valves, showing the solenoid.

JonnyB

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Saturday, June 29th 2013, 2:22pm

Well, I can't get a picture to copy and paste in this post. Not sure how the other guy above did it. I didn't notice before, but the sticker on the solenoid says 24 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 3.5 Watt. I don't know tons about electricity (enough to get myself in trouble), but is there a way to figure out amps from the watts?

electrifiedmale

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Saturday, June 29th 2013, 2:45pm

Well, I can't get a picture to copy and paste in this post. Not sure how the other guy above did it. I didn't notice before, but the sticker on the solenoid says 24 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 3.5 Watt. I don't know tons about electricity (enough to get myself in trouble), but is there a way to figure out amps from the watts?
To calculate the amperage, divide watts by volts
3.5w/24v = .145a

To calculate watts, multiply volts by amps
24 x .145 = 3.5

Hope this helps

JonnyB

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Saturday, June 29th 2013, 3:04pm

That does help. Thank you! So, a standard timer should be fine then, right?

Wet_Boots

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Saturday, June 29th 2013, 3:53pm

the brass-valve Imperial solenoids were described as "10 Watts" so figure you aren't worried about controller compatibility

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