Reg getting hot

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by johηski, 28 Aug 2008.

  1. johηski

    johηski Member

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    Just touched my needle valve and noticed it was very hot! also the rest of the reg is pretty hot! :bored:

    Is this normal?! im guessing its not! :mad:
     
  2. teg1203

    teg1203 Member

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    Firstly I don't have my CO2 set up yet so don't take this as gospel. :?

    This does seem strange as I would expect it to be cooler rather than hotter. Do you have a solenoid directly connected to the valve set-up?
     
  3. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    If you have a solenoid attached to the regulator then the solenoid is energized in the open position and de-energized in the closed position. As a result the heat transmitted by the solenoid coils during the day is conducted into the metal components of the regulator.

    Cheers,
     

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