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So I bought the OpenSprinkler (Latch) to control the three Galcon YLZ 3/4″ sprinkler valves with S1602 DC latching solenoid. The OpenSprinkler will be solar powered by a 20w solar panel charging a 12v LiFePO4 battery. A couple questions.

1. Will the 12v LiFePO4 (12Ah) battery be sufficient (assuming it’s charged) to properly power the 24v valves?

2. For powering the OpenSprinkler I was planning on connecting it to the DC load connections on the solar charge controller but I don’t know how to connect the adapter power connector on the OpenSprinkler to the DC load connections on the solar charge controller. The DC load connections on the solar charge controller are the same wire to screw type like the zone connections on the OpenSprinkler.

Thanks