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Old 30-12-2009, 10:43   #1
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Propane Solenoid Question

I have a new Solenoid for my propane system. To my surprise it has 3 wires... seems like 2 would be normal?? (cant remember havent installed one in years.) The very small print literature included in the box doesnt show a wiring diagram... is mostly liability verbiage etc... How do I wire this thing? I guess I can just wire up 2 wires and keep trying at random....
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Interesting, What brand is it? Could one wire be for an indicator light? Just a thought.

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ASCO

Sold by seaward products... but it's an Asco Valve...
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Try to get to the original manual or just connet it and see what the 'free' cable does.

May be control light, may be to rig in the gas-alarm auto-off, etc.

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It's most likely a grounding wire. I couldn't see what model number you have so I selected a common valve to look at.

Go to the asco site with your model number and look up the installation manual for yours to make sure.

http://www.ascovalvenet.com/PDF/IMSheets/V5381R8.pdf


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According to the Asco FAQ:
ASCO Valve - FAQ Product Questions
Q: How do you wire a Red-Hat II Valve (3 wire coil)?
A: All ASCO AC/DC coils are suitable for continuous duty except where otherwise noted and are single phase.
  1. RedHat II coils have 3 wires - 2 wires of the same color (i.e., red or yellow) and 1 wire green with a yellow stripe which is an external ground wire. Since ASCO coils are not polarity sensitive, connect the 2 wires of the same color to the positive and negative power supply, the green/yellow stripe wire to ground.
  2. For three-phase systems, the 2 wires of the same color can be connected to any of the three phases.
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