Switches

 
Dual_Float_Switches

Basement Watchdog Dual Float Switch

PREMIUM PROTECTION:

  • Two float switches for added protection and redundancy
  • Automatic pump activation
  • Adjustable to any height
  • Included with all backup pumps
Vertical_switch

Vertical Switch

RELIABLE SOLUTION:

  • Long lasting
  • Easy to adjust
  • Work in multiple size pits
  • Used in sump or sewage applications
Tether

Tether Switch

ECONOMICAL SOLUTION:

  • Long lasting
  • Easy to adjust
  • Work in multiple size pits
  • Used in sump or sewage applications
 

Switches 101

The 3 types of floats used for activating a pump are: tethered float switch, vertical switch, and micro-reed switch.

Patented Dual Micro-reed Float Switch - PREMIUM PROTECTION

How it works:

  • Magnetic reed contacts are located inside a sealed shaft
  • A small float with magnets built inside moves up as water rises
  • The magnet on the float closes the reed contact in the shaft and activates the pump

Characteristics of a dual micro-reed switch:

  • The float is not attached to the pump, so it adjusts easily to any activation level
  • Uses a hose clamp to secure it to the discharge pipe
  • Extremely reliable
  • Second switch is for added security
  • Some are caged in order to protect the floats
    • The Basement Watchdog Dual Float is included with all backup pumps
    • The Universal Dual Float (BWC1) is a caged switch and included on the BW, BWT, and the BWSS Series pumps

* The Dual Float is not intended for sewage applications

Vertical Float Switch - RELIABLE SOLUTION

How it works:

  • A float is mounted around a vertical rod and floats on the water
  • As the water level rises so does the float
  • When the float reaches ‘the top’, two contacts are closed in the switch and the pump is activated

Characteristics of a vertical switch:

  • Switch can be used in sump or sewage applications
  • ‘On’ point is easily adjusted
  • This float has specific movement up and down
Tethered Float Switch - ECONOMICAL SOLUTION

How it works:

  • The float hangs from the pump via a cord and floats on the water
  • As water rises, so does the float
  • At a certain angle, a ball inside the float drops into place and the pump is activated 

Characteristics of a tethered switch:

  • Switch can be used in sump or sewage applications
  • ‘On’ and ‘off' points are easily adjusted
  • Needs to be installed where it does not get stuck against the pit wall or other items in the pit
  • Needs space for movement
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