Emergency Low Water Shut-Off Switch
For an easy and inexpensive way to control your fountain water level, choose an emergency low water shut-off switch, brought to you by PlumbingSupply.com®. The ease of installation, dependability, and modest cost are more than enough reasons to add this switch to your water fountain pump set up, and the peace of mind you'll get knowing this reliable piece of equipment is working for you is far more valuable.
Emergency Low Water Shut-Off Switch
Low water shut-off switches are a great choice for indoor fountain applications, as well as any other application where you may need a switch to stop your pump when water reaches a certain level. These switches are perfect for making sure your water feature does not drain completely if your water evaporates over time. The emergency low water shut-off switch has no moving parts that can seize up or get wedged between the pump and the wall of the pit and prevent the pump from running, or cause it to run continuously and burn out. As this switch is electronic, it has features that just aren't available in mechanical switches, such as the alarms that are described below. Whether replacing a switch that has already failed or just being pro-active, installing a Low Water Shut-Off Switch just makes sense to help prevent your tank or reservoir from running empty and burning out your pump. This Low Water Shut-Off Switch works with most brands of pumps up to 14 amps: DuraMAC, Little Giant, Zoeller, and Liberty.
This low water shut-off switch features:
- Easy installation without the need to change your plumbing
- The position of the sensors determines when the control module turns the pump off, keeping the pump on until water falls below the level of the sensor.
- No tools required - makes for easy installation
- Plugs into standard electrical outlet
- No mechanical parts to wear out
- 120 Volts AC, 14 amp (maximum current)
- 12 ft sensor cable length
- Control module must be covered to shield from rain/snow
- Follow all manufacturer's instructions and maintenance (instructions are included in your shipment) to ensure proper operation
Emergency Low Water Shut-Off Switch = $87.79
How this Emergency Low Water Shut-Off Switch Works
The setting of the sensor determines when the control module turns the pump off.
The sequence below outlines the operation of this switch as follows:
- When the water is above the sensor, the pump is on
- The pump stays on until the water falls below the sensor
- When the water falls below the sensor, the pump is shut off and an audible alarm is sounded
- The pump will stay off until the switch is reset by unplugging it and plugging it back in
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Note: ALL brands of man-made mechanical devices WILL eventually fail.
These emergency low water shut off switches are great devices, but they are not the "end all" solution to help prevent your pump from burning out.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "Why would I need one of these switches?"
A. These electronic low water shut-off switches can be used in many applications to protect your pump from running dry. These switches will keep the pump on until water falls below the sensor. Once this happens, the pump is shut-off to keep it from going dry and causing your pump to burn out.
Q. "How hard are these low water shut-off switches to install?"
A. These switches require no tools to install. Simply place the sensor at the position in your tank or pit where you want the pump to turn off, plug the control module into a standard 120 VAC outlet, and then plug the pump into the "piggyback plug" on the control module.
Q. "How can these low water shut-off switches save my pump?"
A. These switches can stop your pump from draining a holding tank or pond. Once the tank or pond is empty, the pump will begin to take in air, thus running at a faster current and eventually burning the pump out. This can happen for many reasons, such as if you have a tiered pond and something happens in the upper levels causing your water to overflow out of the channel and away from the lower pond and the pump. This could eventually lead to your lower pond being completely drained of water. This could potentially harm or kill whatever aquatic life you may have. These switches can be placed inside the lower pond at a desired position, thus shutting off the pump prior to it draining the pond completely.
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