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diablovt750

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I bought these float switches off of eBay

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3f0ab440e7

Has anybody here used these ones before?
I also wanted to know if these switches are submersible or not?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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shaneandjohn

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Obviously it will move up and down with the water level. When it reaches the bottom that will trigger your pump. As the water level rises, when it gets to the top of the switch,that will then trigger the pump to shut off.

You will need to figure out some way to mount it. Mine are mounted by a suction cup. I also have a Casing around mine to stop anything from getting in or on the switch!!

Remember, as with anything, this will require some maintenance. I take my switches out every 6 months or so and give me a good Vinegar bath to ensure they stay working properly.

Hope this helps...Shane..:)
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That is just the switch. If you plan on running a pump off of it you need to have a relay to control it. If you don't you'll ruin the switch and cause it to fail.

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Are they submersible

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They ride up and down with the water. Yes, they can get wet.

As the OP stated and I didn't, they will have to have a relay to run!!
Shane and John
Father and Son

35 Gallon Custom Built AIO, and Custom Stand, Kessil A350 Tuna Blue, Cadlights PLS50 Elite Skimmer,2 IM Media Reactors,InTank Media rack and MP-10
Higher End Corals. Mainly Chalice and LPS. 6 year old pair of B/W Clowns.
Set up on 5-16-14

Nuvo 8 with a Kessil 150 Ocean Blue, InTank Media Rack, Upgraded Eihem 600 Return Pump
LPS and Chalices, Single S/A SnowFlake Clown.
Set Up on 6-1-2012