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Would applying less than 12 volts hurt the electric valve? Or would it damage it?
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Default Re: Shocker Valve Question

I don't think too low of voltage can hurt a solenoid.

It will either have enough force to move the valve or it wont.
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I don't think too low of voltage can hurt a solenoid.

It will either have enough force to move the valve or it wont.
Cool! Cause I think I just might have invented something.
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Cool! Cause I think I just might have invented something.

does it have to do with having a switch that you can manual control the voltage to the valve so you can make it act like a manual valve??
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Cool! Cause I think I just might have invented something.
Not sure where you're going with this, but a solenoid valve is either open or shut...no in between.

Curious what you got cooking.
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does it have to do with having a switch that you can manual control the voltage to the valve so you can make it act like a manual valve??
yes! lol. I experimented with it today but did not get much results. I was using a Delco Remy Instrument panel dimmer switch. The horns were either all the way on or off. hmm. Any Ideas?
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Not sure where you're going with this, but a solenoid valve is either open or shut...no in between.

Curious what you got cooking.
I was gonna try to do an In between but failed. The horns were either all on or off. oh well, Didn't hurt to try.
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The horns were either all the way on or off. hmm. Any Ideas?
Yes, here is my idea...but I haven't tested it yet.
http://www.trainhornforums.com/showthread.php?t=5785
Can't see why it won't work.
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yes! lol. I experimented with it today but did not get much results. I was using a Delco Remy Instrument panel dimmer switch. The horns were either all the way on or off. hmm. Any Ideas?
hahah lol funny i was going to try the exact same thing in a few days.
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Default Re: Shocker Valve Question

What if you had an remotely activated-electrical restrictor, that opened or closed- So you modify the air going into the horns at say 50psi and not hear anything really to the full blow at 140 or 200 depending on horn setup....
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