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Hi there Ray,
hope you’re doing well!

Actually the problem was simpler 🙂

In my setup between the OS unit and the valves there’s a 25 meter run of an Ethernet Cat6 cable.

I used one of the wires as the common and the other 7 for the 7 sectors I need.

It turns out that after the 3-4 years some oxidation of the exposed end of the wire near the valve had caused a further drop in voltage.

Cleaned the wire and soldered it to the valve et voilà all is good.

Waiting for the same thing to happen to any of the other 6 sectors as I’m lazy (and really busy) 🙂

Take care