Model APL-1/2-12VDC of our plastic valve line is a two-way, direct acting valve with a normally closed operating position. This means that there are two ports in which media flows and the valve will open when energized to allow media to pass through. Taking the energy away from the valve will close it and stop the flow. It works across various media such as water, air, oil or other low viscosity fluids.
The port size is 1/2” inch NPT male threaded. It can withstand pressure up to 115 psi (8 bar) and temperatures as low as 0°C and as high as 50°C. The seal material is EPDM Rubber. This valve is capable of flowing 6.5 Gallons per minute at the max rated PSI.
This specific plastic valve has a 12 Volt DC coil with a voltage range that is -+ 10%. The coil head can easily be connected with your own terminal connectors or directly soldered. Its response time is very low; in fact, it acts in less than one second, making it a great choice for all types of applications.
Common uses include but not limited to;
This model is mountable in any position and features a conveniently positioned arrow on the body to indicate the direction of flow. Included is a Built-in filter screen to prevent debris from entering the valve body.
The only problem for my application, it would not pass enough water with just gravity flow. I was using it to allow flow of hot water to a heater inside my Polaris Ace, I had to add a pump to get enough flow for heating.
worked as advertised, has good flow rate, easily 4 gpm at 50 psi. Much more flow than say an ice maker solenoid valve. Used to control inlet water flow on a marine toilet.
Will buy from this supplier again...keep the low prices....
The valve itself works great. The threads aren't what I expected. I didn't notice they weren't standard pipe thread which was my mistake. I couldn't get them to seal fully, and I'm an HVAC tech. I think a bunch of pipe dope would make it work.