Water Tank Float Switches

Water Tank Float Switches

Water Tank Float Switches

Overview

Float switches are an integral part of your septic system they tell your septic pump to turn on and off, they also let you know when there is a problem and the water level is too high. There are a couple of different float switches, and they serve various functions.We will go over that briefly below.

Control duty floats control alarms, and pumps in some cases and are not directly tied to the pump. They are wired directly to the control panel, and then the control panel has a relay that activates anything that needs to be done. The control duty floats or sensor floats have a maximum amp rage rating of five amps and are mercury activated. The basics of the operation are the float come up closing contacts and that in turn hit the relay switch which enables and takes the load of whatever was turned on.

Pump duty or pump floats are wired directly to the pump wires and are designed to take on the amp load of a pump motor running. The electrical charge that powers the pump runs through the float switch. Pump floats have an amp rating of 13-15 amps and have a lock amp rotor rating of 50-96 amps. Pump duty floats should always be changed when a new pump is installed if not you run the risk of ruining your new pump. The old pump on the system would have pulled more amps due to age as they get older they start drawing more amps and eventually that's why they fail. Because of this, they damage the float, so that is why it is necessary to change the float switch at the same time.

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ABS Nylon Cable Clamp
Cable clamp and hose clamp
Cable clamp and hose clamp
$9.00
Septic Alarm Float Switch Sje-rhombus P/N 1017956
Septic Alarm Float Switch Sje-rhombus P/N 1017956 This Sje-rhombus Septic Alarm Float Switch is a mini Mercury-Activated, Narrow-Angle Control switch that monitors liquid levels to activate your pump alarms. The Sje-rhombus Septic Alarm Float Switch is used to accurately monitor high (normally open) or low (normally closed) liquid levels. It can...
Septic Alarm Float Switch Sje-rhombus P/N 1017956 This Sje-rhombus Septic Alarm Float Switch is a mini Mercury-Activated, Narrow-Angle Control swit...
$26.00
SJE-RHOMBUS Junior Super Single P/N 1012434 Aerobic Septic Pump Float Switch
Septic float switch Pump switches provide automatic pump control. Junior Super Single® Mercury-Activated, Wide-Angle Pump Switch Pump switches provide automatic pump control. The Junior Super Single® pump switch is designed to directly control pumps up to 1/2 HP at 120 VAC 10 amps  and 1 HP at 230 VAC in non-potable water, water and sewage app...
Septic float switch Pump switches provide automatic pump control. Junior Super Single® Mercury-Activated, Wide-Angle Pump Switch Pump switches pr...
$26.00
SJE-RHOMBUS PUMPMASTER P/N 1002713 Aerobic Septic Float Switch
Features Heavy duty contacts Totally self-contained pump switch - no control panel required Suitable for use in water and sewage applications Epoxy sealed switch and cord conductors Small enough to operate when space is limited Adjustable pumping range Not sensitive to rotation or turbulence Specifications Non-corrosive PVC plastic float Flexib...
Features Heavy duty contacts Totally self-contained pump switch - no control panel required Suitable for use in water and sewage applications Epox...
$38.00