The following specifications apply to all INK Series valves, unless otherwise noted.
The valves will typically operate for a minimum of 250 million cycles on water. Typical life exceeds 500 million on water.
INK Series valves require a spike and hold drive circuit to attain rated speeds. Maximum frequency for INK valves is based on the "voltage spike duration" and the use of high speed drive circuits.
Filtration of 35 microns or finer is recommended. Contact The Lee Company for additional technical assistance and application information.
"Spike voltage" is the voltage required to actuate the valve. Spike voltage can be applied for a limited time (several milliseconds) depending on conditions. Longer on-times require the voltage to be reduced to the "holding voltage". Failure to do so will cause permanent damage to the valve.
High speed drive circuits are necessary to achieve the maximum operating frequency.
A spike and hold driver (Part Number IECX0501350A) is also available.