I want to install a “U.S. Solid Motorized Ball Valve- 1” Brass Electrical Ball Valve with Standard Port, 9-24 V DC, 2 Wire Reverse Polarity” on my houses main 1″ copper water line just after it comes into my house and be able to open and close it remotely via the OSBee in event that I become aware of a leak.
This seems like a perfect fit for me.
I also wouldn’t mind controlling one to two other valves to turn on/off front and backyard irrigation with 1″ pvc. Not sure what valve would be best for this.
I am not sure but I suspect not — motorized ball valves usually require electricity to be applied for several seconds to give it time for the motor to move. OSBee only sends impulse voltages that last for a few hundred milliseconds. It works with typical latching valves, and I don’t think it works with motorized ball valves. I am not aware of any motorized ball valve that would work with OSBee.
On the other hand, I believe U.S. solid’s “9-24V AC/DC and 2 Wire Auto Return type” can work with both AC-powered and DC-powered OpenSprinkler (in the DC-powered case, it needs a power adapter that’s 9V or 12V, because the default adapter we include is only 7.5V).