3-way, solenoid-operated directional spool valve - pilot capacity

Capacity: .25 gpm1 L/min. | Cavity: T-9A
DBAA : 3-way, solenoid-operated directional spool valve - pilot capacity
Technical Features [ + ]

This solenoid-operated 3-way, 2-position cartridge is a direct-acting, balanced spool pilot valve used to pilot other full-flow valves. The valve is normally open between port 1 and port 2 or port 1 and port 3 and all flow paths are bidirectional.

  • The solenoid tube assembly is fatigue rated for 5000 psi (350 bar) service.
  • This valve is direct actuated and requires no minimum hydraulic pressure for operation.
  • Highly efficient tube design requires only 12 Watts to shift the valve.
  • Valves exhibit extremely low leakage rates; less than 10 drops/min. @ 5000 psi (0,7 cc/min @ 350 bar).
  • Cartridges configured with EPDM seals are for use in systems with phosphate ester fluids. Exposure to petroleum based fluids, greases and lubricants will damage the seals.
  • This valve utilizes a wet armature design. This means that the working fluid surrounds the armature and is exposed to the heat generated by the coil. This can be a factor if the coil is energized for long periods of time. Some fluids, notably water/glycol mixtures, break down at these temperatures over time and form varnishes that will affect the function of the cartridge.
  • A wide variety of coil termination and voltage options are available, with and without surge protection. See the CONFIGURATION section.
  • Coils are interchangeable with other Sun Series P pilot solenoid products and can be mounted on the tube in either direction.
  • Incorporates the Sun floating style construction to minimize the possibility of internal parts binding due to excessive installation torque and/or cavity/cartridge machining variations.
Technical Data [ + ]
Cavity T-9A
Series P
Capacity .25 gpm1 L/min.
Maximum Operating Pressure 5000 psi350 bar
Response Time - Typical 30 ms30 ms
Maximum Valve Leakage at 110 SUS (24 cSt) 10 drops/min.@5000 psi0,7 cc/min.@350 bar
Switching Frequency 15000 cycles/hr15000 cycles/hr
Manual Override Force Requirement 10 lbs/1000 psi @ Port 166 N/100 bar @ Port 1
Solenoid Tube Diameter .56 in.14,2 mm
Valve Hex Size 7/8 in.22,2 mm
Valve Installation Torque 20 - 25 lbf ft27 - 33 Nm
Model Weight .40 lb0,20 kg
Seal kit - Cartridge Buna: 990009007
Seal kit - Cartridge EPDM: 990309014
Seal kit - Cartridge Polyurethane: 990009002
Seal kit - Cartridge Viton: 990009006
Seal and nut kit - Coil Viton: 990760006
Performance Curves [ + ]
FAQs [ + ]

In many circuits the directional cartridge is set to shift at a low pressure no matter how high the pilot pressure goes. If you use a DP__ , the pilot flow increases to significant amounts. A DR__ however will only consume a small amount of flow. A DP__ is useful when you want to block or open the pilot flow to shift the valve.

Direct-acting valves are used to prevent over pressure, and pilot-operated valves are used to regulate pressure. If you are unsure, use a direct-acting valve. Sun's direct acting valves are very fast, dirt tolerant, stable, and robust. Sun's pilot-operated valves are moderately fast, they have a low pressure rise vs. flow curve, and they are easy to adjust.

There are exactly 250 Sun drops in a cubic inch or 15 in a cc.

DP**s and DR**s are from the reducer/reliever family and are very capable of modulating. They are not bistable.

Notes [ + ]
  • An additional 2.00 inches (50,8 mm) beyond the valve extension is needed for coil installation and removal.
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