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Power Factor

The Power Factor setting in the controller for each decoder controls how much power the solenoid gets. It is rarely necessary to change from its default value (2). For "heavy duty" solenoids, or solenoids very far away from the controller, it may be necessary to increase the Power Factor if the solenoid does not activate with a setting of 2. This setting may also assist with high-inrush Pump Start Relays.

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