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1/2" Solenoid Valve, Pilot Operated | Brass


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Pilot Operated Solenoid Valve | Brass Body

Our solenoid valves are 1/2" female NPT. To adapt the solenoid valve to fit 1/2" copper tubing or CPV plastic tubing one needs to buy adapted fittings. We created kits to facilitate the adaption and make it easier to buy our solenoid valves to replace the original valve. If our adapter is screwed into the solenoid valve the existing copper tubing may be used.

General Information

Solenoid Valve Dimensions and Connections

  • Connection: 1/2" NPT
  • Connection Type: FPT
  • Overall Valve Body Length: 2.83"
  • Overall  Valve Body Height: 3.94"
  • Overall  Valve Body Width: 1.90"
  • Inlet: 0.50" (1)
  • Outlet: 0.50" (1)

Solenoid Valve Features

  • Working Temperature: 23°F to 176°F
  • Working Water Pressure: 4-116 PSI
  • Voltage: Available in 12 VDC (±10), 24 VAC (+10,-15), 120 VAC (+10,-15)
  • Solenoid Coil with .5" electrical conduit adapter
  • Corrosion resistant body
  • Easy Disassembly for cleaning and field repair


Ask a Question
  • Is this solenoid valve hardwired?

    Yes, this solenoid valve is hardwired and should be installed by a licensed electrician. Please note however there are two wires and either wire can be used for a positive or negative connection. No ground wire is required.

  • Can this solenoid valve be ran for 24 hours consecutively?

    No, it is recommend to continuously run this solenoid for no longer than 8 hours. With long term use, the solenoid coil will heat up and can risk fire.

  • Can this solenoid valve be submerged?

    No, this solenoid valve is not waterproof and should not be submerged.

  • can this solenoid valve be used in a salt water application?

    Yes, this valve is rated for liquid, water, air, gas and light oils.

  • Can this valve be used with potable water?

    Yes, this valve is lead free and is rated for liquid, water, air, gas and light oils.

  • Can this valve be used with diesel fuels?

    Yes, this valve is rated for liquid, water, air, gas and light oils.

  • Can this solenoid valve be installed vertically?

    No, this solenoid valve should be installed horizontally with the solenoid coil in an upright position. The solenoid valve is equipped with an arrow imprinted on the valve to illustrate the flow of water. Please note, the direction of the arrow denotes the direction of water output.

  • Is this solenoid valve waterproof?

    No, this solenoid valve is not waterproof. It is recommended to install this solenoid valve along the water line, outside of the path of direct water flow.

  • How do you wire a pilot operated solenoid valve?

    Please find the wiring instructions on how to wire a pilot acting solenoid valve here.

  • How do I know which voltage to choose?

    We recommend you consult with a licensed electrician to determine which voltage is best for your application. However, in short, the voltage of your solenoid valve is going to match that of your coin timer. For instance if you have a 12 V AC coin timer installed you will need a 12 V AC solenoid valve. The material type and operation type will not effect the operation of the unit so long as the voltage matches. Please note, the recommended solenoid valve for the 115 V AC coin timer is a 120 V AC solenoid valve, as 110 V AC, 115 V AC, and 120 V AC are commonly used in combination of each other. Please see the following diagram for further information here.

  • What is the difference between a standard solenoid valve and a pilot acting solenoid valve?

    A direct acting solenoid valve receives a signal sent from the coin timer that directly opens the solenoid valve to allow the water to flow. A direct acting solenoid valve requires more electrical current to operate. For this reason if a direct operating solenoid valve is used on a lower voltage system (12 or 24 V) 12 gauge wire or thicker is required to ensure proper functionality.

    A pilot acting solenoid valve receives a signal sent from the coin timer that activates and internal pilot switch which then opens the solenoid valve and allows wate to flow. A pilot acting solenoid valve takes less electrical current to operte and is better suited for low voltage systems such as 12 and 24 V. In instances where 12 gauge wire or thicker is not available, the pilot acting solenoid valve will work better.

  • What is the difference between a brass and a nylon solenoid valve?

    We offer solenoid valves made of nylon or brass. Brass is a very strong material and can withstand high temperatures, including water of 180 degrees fahrenheit and more. Brass is the more conventional choice, however it is heavy and corrodes easily in hard or acidic water. Brass solenoid valves are also NOT frost resistant. Nylon solenoid valves are frost and corrosion resistant, however they are not strong and can break easily over time. Nylon solenoid valves do NOT withstand heat or hot water well and can be deformed with high hot water temps.

  • Is this solenoid valve made in America.

    No, this solenoid valve is made in China.