OpenSprinkler Forums Hardware Questions OpenSprinkler Bee (OSBee) Valve doesn't stay open

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    ed84c
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    Hi,

    I have an open sprinkler Bee, using a non-latching 12V/3W valve, but the bee seems to have some trouble keeping the valve open (not connected to water pressure yet). It just opens and closes in about 1/2 a second.

    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/solenoid-valves/0342023/

    Its almost as if it is in latch valve mode, but I have set the bee to non-latch. Trying the latch mode does sound like the valve opens/ closes marginally quicker, so suggests to me the bee is sucesfully switching between modes.

    Any obvious mistakes?

    Cheers,
    Ed

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    Ray
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    Note that to use OSBee with Non-Latching valves, there are two things you need to do:
    – In software, set valve type to Non-Latching.
    – In hardware, solder the Non-Latch jumper. Without the non-latch jumper, it can’t provide holding current to keep the valve running.

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OpenSprinkler Forums Hardware Questions OpenSprinkler Bee (OSBee) Valve doesn't stay open