Float Switches

Float switches regulate the liquid level in tanks, wells, etc. and are used for automatic level control of groundwater, wastewater and sewage pumps, for raw water and liquid transfer pumps at waterworks, and for high water alarm.


What does a float switch consist of?


Float switches have a reed switch and a pivoted magnet and can be used for normally open (N/O) or normally closed (N/C) operation. The switch action can be reversed rotating the switch through 180°. The movement of float, due to changing fluid level, will cause the reed change to work (for instance close or open) at a specific level. This trusted and tried technology depends on a generally straightforward plan that offers long-haul quality without the requirement for the user to calibrate a switch.


What are material types of a float switch?


  • Nylon – used for oils, diesel, organic chemicals

  • Polypropylene (PP) – acids and alkali, detergents, oils, water, organic chemicals

  • Polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) – used for more aggressive chemicals, and higher temperatures, up to 120ºC

  • Stainless steel – medical and food industries, hydraulic fluids, chemicals

Features and Benefits


  • The highly flexible thermoplastic rubber cable has an extremely high mechanical load rating

  • The drop shape of the stabilizing weight eccentrically mounted in the housing makes the float switch insensitive to turbulence

  • The microswitch, fitted in a dual-chamber system, is completely shock- and rupture-proof

Where can be float switches used?


  • when emptying a tank

  • when filling a tank

  • for alarm at high water level

  • for alarm at low water level

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Description Price Device Type For Use With Mounting Type Switch Output Body Material Cable Length Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Maximum AC Voltage Maximum DC Voltage Maximum Current Maximum Pressure Gasket Material Current Rating
RS Stock No. 174-8422
BrandRS PRO
$26.86
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units
Float - Horizontal Internal SPNO Nylon - -20°C +75°C 240V 120V 600 mA - Nitrile 0.6 A
RS Stock No. 174-8429
BrandRS PRO
$144.09
Each
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Float - Horizontal External SPNO Stainless Steel 1m - +120°C 300V 300V 500 mA - - 0.5 A
RS Stock No. 174-8412
BrandRS PRO
$27.09
Each
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Float - Horizontal Internal SPNO Polypropylene 1m -20°C +100°C 240V 120V 600 mA - Nitrile 0.6 A
RS Stock No. 519-248
BrandRS PRO
$9.12
Each
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Float - Vertical Direct Load PP 300mm -20°C +80°C 130V 180V 700 mA - - -
RS Stock No. 174-8414
BrandRS PRO
$27.78
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Float - Vertical Internal NO/NC Nylon 1m -20°C +75°C 240V 120V 600 mA - - 0.6 A
RS Stock No. 174-8424
BrandRS PRO
$28.27
Each
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Float - Horizontal External SPNO Nylon - -20°C +75°C 240V 120V 600 mA - Nitrile 0.6 A
RS Stock No. 174-8411
BrandRS PRO
$26.76
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Float - Horizontal Internal SPNO Nylon 1m -20°C +75°C 240V 120V 600 mA - Nitrile 0.6 A
RS Stock No. 339-730
Mfr. Part No.RSF43Y050QF
BrandCynergy3
$34.97
Each
units
Float - Horizontal Internal NO/NC Nylon 500mm -20°C +75°C - - 600 mA - Nitrile -
RS Stock No. 454-9105
Mfr. Part No.SSF212XPL
BrandCynergy3
$250.62
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Float - Horizontal NO/NC Stainless Steel - - +120°C - - 500 mA 5bar - -
RS Stock No. 288-9322
Mfr. Part No.RSF76Y050TV
BrandCynergy3
$49.07
Each
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Float - Horizontal External NO/NC Polyphenylene Sulfide 500mm -10°C +120°C - - 600 mA - Silicone, Viton -
RS Stock No. 395-7139
Mfr. Part No.169556
$62.46
Each
units
Float - Horizontal, Vertical Direct Load Polysulfone - -17.8°C +80°C - - 40 mA 150psi - -
RS Stock No. 431-8406
Mfr. Part No.SSF212X100
BrandCynergy3
$161.31
Each
units
Float - Horizontal NO/NC Stainless Steel 1m - +120°C - - 500 mA 5bar - -
RS Stock No. 338-9716
Mfr. Part No.RSF46Y100RG
BrandCynergy3
$40.83
Each
units
Float - Horizontal Internal NO/NC Polyphenylene Sulfide 1m -10°C +120°C - - 600 mA - Silicone, Viton -
RS Stock No. 845-960
Mfr. Part No.RSF54Y100JC
BrandCynergy3
$41.32
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Float - Vertical NO/NC Polypropylene 1m -20°C +100°C - - 600 mA - Nitrile -
RS Stock No. 124-0139
Mfr. Part No.LV41-7201
BrandFlowline
$115.89
Each
units
Float Level Switch - Vertical SPDT PP 20ft 0°C +50°C 250V - - 1bar - 10 A
RS Stock No. 395-7072
Mfr. Part No.010-3457
$144.33
Each
units
Float - Horizontal, Vertical Relay Stainless Steel 1m -40°C +150°C - - - 30bar - -
RS Stock No. 361-1833
Mfr. Part No.FFSMC10C
BrandCynergy3
$217.37
Each
units
Float - - Direct Load PE 5m 0°C +55°C - - 1 A dc, 4 A ac 10bar - -
RS Stock No. 331-017
Mfr. Part No.RSF53Y100JC
BrandCynergy3
$40.48
Each
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Float - Vertical NO/NC Nylon 1m -20°C +75°C - - 600 mA - Nitrile -
RS Stock No. 338-9750
Mfr. Part No.RSF76Y100RV
BrandCynergy3
$47.81
Each
units
Float - Horizontal External NO/NC Polyphenylene Sulfide 1m -10°C +105°C - - 600 mA - Viton -
RS Stock No. 780-0383
Mfr. Part No.LLS-KIT-V
BrandCynergy3
$177.80
1 Kit
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Float - Vertical NO - - - - - - - - - -
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