Rainbird DV/DVF Series Solenoid Valves

Rainbird DV/DVF Series Solenoid Valves

Rain Bird® DV & DVF Valves are durable, reliable and built to last. These valves will bring you years of worry-free performance. They are designed for residential and light commercial applications.

Rain Bird’s industry-leading DV valves are backed by decades of continuous development, seeing trusted performance that’s unmatched.

DV valves are engineered to take on the toughest application challenges, even under the worst conditions, so be confident in the knowledge these valves will stand up to the diverse watering needs of your landscape.

DV valves feature heavy-duty construction to protect against temperature extremes and high water pressure situations, ensuring hassle-free performance year after year.

  • Double-filtered pilot-flow design for maximum reliability.
  • Balanced-pressure diaphragm for long life.
  • External bleed to manually flush system of dirt and debris during installation and system start-up.
  • Internal bleed for spray-free manual operation.
  • Energy-efficient, low-power encapsulated solenoid with captured plunger and 90-mesh (200 micron) solenoid filter.
  • Buna-N diaphragm with self-cleaning 90 mesh (200 micron) pilot water filter and captive spring.
  • Accepts latching solenoid for use with Rain Bird battery-operated controllers.
  • Unique, easy-to-turn patented pressure assisted flow control mechanism (DVF models only).
Rainbird DV Solenoid Valve 25mmRainbird DVF Solenoid Valve 25mm (inc. Flow Cont.)Rainbird DVF Solenoid Valve 25mm (inc. Flow Cont.) (DC Latching Coil)
Type Screw Top Solenoid Valve Screw Top Solenoid Valve Screw Top Solenoid Valve
Material Plastic Plastic Plastic
Colour Black Black Black
Inlet Thread Size 25mm BSPF 25mm BSPF 25mm BSPF
Outlet Thread Size 25mm BSPF 25mm BSPF 25mm BSPF
Min. Flow Output (Lpm) 0.75 0.75 0.75
Max. Flow Output (Lpm) 151.4 151.4 151.4
Max. Inlet Pressure (kPa) 1040 1040 1040
Min. Recommended Pressure (kPa) 100 100 100
Max. Recommended Pressure (kPa) 1040 1040 1040
Power Supply 24v AC 24v AC 12v DC Latching
  • The main safety concern is regarding the water supply. To avoid contamination of the mains water upstream, in most municipalities, a Dual Check Valve is required at the water connection.

  • Being exposed to the weather, water damage will occur any where water can get in. Electrical tape isn’t quite water tight & over time water will creep into the circuit & create havoc & void all warranties. For this reason you should always use waterproof cable joins like heat shrinks.

  • A garden tap is an excellent place to connect your irrigation system. Ideally, install a connection point behind the tap (turn the water off first) so you can still use your tap to fill a bucket when you need to.

  • Unless your tank located is upwards of 20m above your valves, gravity feed will not provide enough pressure for your valves to reliably open & close. It is not recommended.

  • No, unless you’re tapping into your water supply, a plumber isn’t required. Most domestic irrigation systems can be installed by anyone half handy.

  • The number of solenoid valves you use depends on the size of your garden & the flow output of your water supply. The number of litres per minute that are available will determine the number of sprinklers or drippers you can operate at any one time. Once your garden is divided up into each section using that information, you’ll need one solenoid valve to operate each one individually.

  • Well you’re in the right place! We’ve got it all here. The first step, is drawing out a plan of your garden, to scale of course. If you need help on how to do that, you can get started right here!

  • Nearly all of the time, a solenoid valve staying open is caused by debris caught in the diaphragm. Even the finest debris can cause the valve not to seal shut, causing a constant leak. Other cause can be: Not enough flow because the irrigation zone is too small or, not enough pressure, the valve needs the pressure to seal shut.

  • A master valve is installed upstream of the solenoid valves being used to control each irrigation zone. They’re not mandatory, but they are a good idea as installing one increases the life-span of each valve by protect the valves downstream from the constant pressure that would otherwise be applied. The way it works is, every time a zone is programmed to come on the master valve also switches on, providing the flow, but when all the zones are off, the master valve closes, holding back the flow & pressure of the water supply. Simply, it’s kind of like an irrigation insurance policy.

  • A solenoid valve is the automatic tap that controls that flow of water to an irrigation zone. Solenoid Valves are automatically operated by an irrigation controller which is programmed to tell the solenoid valve when to open & close.

  • We get any number of calls from people across the country who've bought from overseas & have problems. From electrical output problems to thread compatibility problems & other problems that we aren't able to help with!

    By buying from SunshowerOnline, right here in Australia, you can be sure that your warranty issues are covered, that compatibility & compliance isn't an issue & that you'll be able to get helpful after service advice. 

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