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Old 07-04-2003, 01:09 AM   #1
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Default Nitrous/CO2 solenoids how many amps does it pull?

I got a C02 intercooler spray kit today and planning on
wiring it up tomorrow. I am not sure how much amps the solenoid
itself pulls when it is on.

Any one know? Is the solenoid safe to tap into the switched
power from the fuse box in the cockpit?

looking at the wires on the solenoid itself, they look like
18-20awg wires, so I am assuming no more than 10amps...

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Old 07-04-2003, 03:51 AM   #2
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the solenoid MUST be relay controlled with direct battery voltage, they pull about 10 amps to pop off then settle to about 5 to hold open/

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Old 07-04-2003, 04:21 PM   #3
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How much did the kit cost?
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Old 07-05-2003, 12:43 AM   #4
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We just ran into a problem the other day on one of our Nitrous RS's. Found out a bad NOS solenoid pulls ~52 amps... (blew fuses).

A good NOS solenoid pulls 2 amps.
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Old 07-05-2003, 01:56 AM   #5
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thanks for the info.

actually, i wired it up to the fusebox using 15amp fuse
and its working fine. no blown or melted lines. im only
using the momentary switch and not the micro switch on the
throttle linkage as i am still using the factory uppipe and
do not want it in pieces into my turbo. in the future i am
planning to put the momentary switch on the steering
wheel (im using aftermarket momo). right now the switch
is on the center console right behind the shifter on the
dummy switch cover.

the solenoid itself seems to only pull abuot 2-3amps
max.

the kit was 289 and the spray ring 79. now i cant find
a place to get the c02 filled. i guess i'll use nitrous
for now until i can find a place as i have a zex kit in my
prelude.

i am assuming that c02 cylinders can not hold nitrous...is
this so? wonder if i can find a 5lb n2o bottle so that i can
use the same bottle mounting clamps.
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Old 07-05-2003, 03:24 AM   #6
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We just ran into a problem the other day on one of our Nitrous RS's. Found out a bad NOS solenoid pulls ~52 amps... (blew fuses).

A good NOS solenoid pulls 2 amps.
NOS' solenoids are pure garbage, i will NEVER again use anything except NX Solenoids, they carry a lifetime warranty.

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Old 07-05-2003, 08:50 AM   #7
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hndtech- how does a nos solenoid compare with
a NX solenoid? just reliability/durability issues?

it seems like as long as one mounts the solenoid away
from a heatsource it will work fine for a long time. ?
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Old 07-05-2003, 10:09 AM   #8
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I agree with Jeremy. I have a NX kit myself and the solenoids in that are 3x the size with real wire. Everything is just bigger and more fortified with NX.
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Old 07-05-2003, 12:38 PM   #9
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Originally posted by kenchan
hndtech- how does a nos solenoid compare with
a NX solenoid? just reliability/durability issues?

it seems like as long as one mounts the solenoid away
from a heatsource it will work fine for a long time. ?
i've never seen an NX solenoid fail, i have watched dozens of NOS solenoids fail or stick open(not the fuel just the nitrous solenoid) etd.

therefore i do not use NOS solenoids.

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Old 07-06-2003, 12:44 AM   #10
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hndatech- i c... i should look into NX solenoids next time.

btw are those solenoids weather proof? is it better to
cover it with some ballon or a condom of some sort?

on my cry02 setup, the solenoid sits on top of the TMIC.

thanks.
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Old 07-06-2003, 12:53 AM   #11
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Default CO2 supply

To get your CO2, look for a company that services fire extinguishers, should be a fraction of the cost of N2O.

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Old 07-06-2003, 01:14 AM   #12
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hotrod-yah, i searched all over the place today but 100% of them were only open during the week and its too far from where i work to be able to make it in by their 9am-5pm hours..how convenient for them, how inconvenient for me, the customer...


so im using nitrous...i got a speed shop 2min from where i work
and they almost always have good stock of nitrous.


btw, are those solenoids weather proof? do i need to cover them up with wrapping of some sort?
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Old 07-06-2003, 03:18 AM   #13
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they are weather sealed, no worries about getting them wet
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Old 07-06-2003, 09:16 AM   #14
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they are weather sealed, no worries about getting them wet


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