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moosehead
08/28/2016, 09:43 PM
I want to control a co2 solinoid with my apex EB8 power bar, but #4&8 are already used, has anyone put a resistor in parralel before to increase the load to help the #1-3,5-7 triac to work properly .wondering if a 240 ohm be enough that would cause it to draw .5 amps

theatrus
08/28/2016, 10:24 PM
500 mA at 120V is still 60W - I hope your resistor is an incandescent light bulb.

I run my solenoid fine on a triac output on an EB8.

Harry Muscle
08/29/2016, 08:38 AM
I've heard of people using night lights with incandescent bulbs in them as their resisters.

Thanks,
Harry

theatrus
08/29/2016, 08:50 AM
I've heard of people using night lights with incandescent bulbs in them as they resisters.

Thanks,
Harry

This would be a good idea - use the smallest reasonable incandescent plug-in light you can find T-ed off the outlet. Don't use an LED light, or a CFL light.

I doubt you'll need it, but thats the best workaround.

moosehead
08/29/2016, 02:06 PM
500 mA at 120V is still 60W - I hope your resistor is an incandescent light bulb.

I run my solenoid fine on a triac output on an EB8.

Ok so you never run into the problem it never shutting off , good to know

moosehead
08/29/2016, 02:09 PM
Yah wondering what kind of amperage is needed for the to switch 100% of the time I was told not to run my doser off them .so that's what's being used on my 4&8

theatrus
08/29/2016, 02:14 PM
The dosing pumps are pretty light load. The solenoids tend to be quite a bit heavier draws from my experience.


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moosehead
08/29/2016, 06:19 PM
The dosing pumps are pretty light load. The solenoids tend to be quite a bit heavier draws from my experience.


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Thanks alot