About us

Fridgenius Ltd is a family business started in 1995 by David Slydel. The company is based in Wimborne and Southampton, now run by his son, Chris Slydel.

We supply national and international distributors with Solenoid Valve Operating Magnets suitable for use in Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Water, Oil and Gas installations.

Chris sitting in Fridgenius offices

What is our Solenoid Valve Operating Magnet

The Solenoid Valve Operating Magnet is a tool that converts electrically operated solenoid valves into hand operated valves in seconds to allow service engineers to operate valves manually. The magnet operates by lifting the stem assembly and plunger to actuate the valve. It can then be used to assist during installation, recovery of refrigerants, test and troubleshoot, or manually activate and control a direct connected or pilot operated 2-way solenoid, 3-way reclaim or 4-way reversing valve.

The Solenoid Valve Operating Magnet is available in four sizes, 10mm, 15mm, 18mm and 20mm. It is fast and efficient and has helped hundreds of engineers save hours on jobs.