OpenSprinkler Forums Hardware Questions Latching or non-latching or something else?

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  • #60286

    ygreq
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    Hi there!

    I would like to buy an openSprinkler but don’t know which one to buy. My garden is watered by a fountain pump (AC), so I would say the water running through the pipes does not have a lot of pressure. And I wouldn’t want to force it anyway not to create more pressure on the pump. Also we also generate current from a solar PV system (24V DC). But we have a 24V-to-220V inverter.

    Considering all of the above, I don’t know what to choose as I am having difficulties understanding the difference.

    BTW, because of the low pressure, I was thinking of using a Two Way Motorized Ball Valve. Which category does this type of valve enter? Latching or non-latching?
    Here’s an example: store item
    And here is a demo: youtube demo

    Thank you so much for your advice!
    ygreq

    #60426

    Ray
    Keymaster

    If you use motorized ball valve, the 2-wire auto-return is probably the simplest to work with, as it should be able work with OpenSprinkler without modification. The 3-wire or 2-wire reverse polarity both requires either hardware or software modifications. On the link you posted, CR04 seems to be the 2-wire auto-return type.

    #60437

    ygreq
    Participant

    Hey Ray! Thank you for looking into this.

    That would mean I should choose latching or non-latching Open Sprinkler version?

    #60515

    Ray
    Keymaster

    2-wire auto return is NON-latching

    #60521

    ygreq
    Participant

    Thank you, Ray. It seemed so, but I had to be sure.

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