Float Switches

A float switch is a level sensor used to detect the level of liquid usually in a tank, container or well. The flotation part of the device sits on top of the liquid and will switch on the rise and fall of the liquid. Float switches 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.RS Components offer a wide range of high-quality horizontal and vertical devices from leading brands including Cynergy3, Pepperl + Fuchs, Gems Sensors, Telemecanique and of course RS PRO

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 the 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-proofAvailable with WRAS approvals.

What applications can be float switches used?

When emptying a tankWhen filling a tankFor alarm at high water levelFor 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. 446-2597
Mfr. Part No.RSF66B50B150
BrandCynergy3
$103.90
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Float - Vertical Direct Load Polyphenylene Sulfide 1m -10°C +85°C - - 600 mA - Nitrile -
RS Stock No. 845-960
Mfr. Part No.RSF54Y100JC
BrandCynergy3
$42.46
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Float - Vertical NO/NC Polypropylene 1m -20°C +100°C - - 600 mA - Nitrile -
RS Stock No. 454-9105
Mfr. Part No.SSF212XPL
BrandCynergy3
$240.54
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Float - Horizontal NO/NC Stainless Steel - - +120°C - - 500 mA 5bar - -
RS Stock No. 317-932
Mfr. Part No.RSF73Y050QM
BrandCynergy3
$48.51
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Float - Horizontal External Direct Load Nylon 500mm -20°C +75°C - - 600 mA - Silicone -
RS Stock No. 519-258
BrandRS PRO
$16.65
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Float - Vertical Direct Load PP 300mm -20°C +80°C 250V 200V 700 mA - - -
RS Stock No. 845-976
Mfr. Part No.RSF44Y050QF
BrandCynergy3
$44.16
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Float - Horizontal Internal NO/NC Polypropylene 500mm -20°C +100°C - - 600 mA - Nitrile -
RS Stock No. 331-017
Mfr. Part No.RSF53Y100JC
BrandCynergy3
$42.56
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Float - Vertical NO/NC Nylon 1m -20°C +75°C - - 600 mA - Nitrile -
RS Stock No. 519-248
BrandRS PRO
$11.36
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Float - Vertical Direct Load PP 300mm -20°C +80°C 130V 180V 700 mA - - -
RS Stock No. 338-9716
Mfr. Part No.RSF46Y100RG
BrandCynergy3
$45.42
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Float - Horizontal Internal NO/NC Polyphenylene Sulfide 1m -10°C +120°C - - 600 mA - Silicone, Viton -
RS Stock No. 205-6910
Mfr. Part No.MS10A
BrandCynergy3
$105.94
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Float - - NO PE 5m 0°C +55°C - - 1 A dc, 4 A ac 10bar - -
RS Stock No. 431-8406
Mfr. Part No.SSF212X100
BrandCynergy3
$154.82
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Float - Horizontal NO/NC Stainless Steel 1m - +120°C - - 500 mA 5bar - -
RS Stock No. 124-0139
Mfr. Part No.LV41-7201
BrandFlowline
$135.95
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Float Level Switch - Vertical SPDT PP 20ft 0°C +50°C 250V - - 1bar - 10 A
RS Stock No. 339-730
Mfr. Part No.RSF43Y050QF
BrandCynergy3
$37.77
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Float - Horizontal Internal NO/NC Nylon 500mm -20°C +75°C - - 600 mA - Nitrile -
RS Stock No. 361-1833
Mfr. Part No.FFSMC10C
BrandCynergy3
$229.09
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Float - - Direct Load PE 5m 0°C +55°C - - 1 A dc, 4 A ac 10bar - -
RS Stock No. 869-7602
Mfr. Part No.RSF88YP
BrandCynergy3
$28.47
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Float - Horizontal NO/NC Polypropylene - -20°C +100°C 240V 120V 600 mA - - -
RS Stock No. 859-3333
Mfr. Part No.FSH-21
$77.30
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Float Switch - Horizontal SPST Polypropylene - -20°C +80°C - - 0.5 (Switching) A, 1 (Carrying) A 57psi - -
RS Stock No. 338-9744
Mfr. Part No.RSF74Y100RN
BrandCynergy3
$51.37
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Float - Horizontal External NO/NC Polypropylene 1m -20°C +100°C - - 600 mA - Nitrile -
RS Stock No. 338-9750
Mfr. Part No.RSF76Y100RV
BrandCynergy3
$53.93
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Float - Horizontal External NO/NC Polyphenylene Sulfide 1m -10°C +105°C - - 600 mA - Viton -
RS Stock No. 431-8399
Mfr. Part No.SSF211X100
BrandCynergy3
$185.29
Each
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Float - Horizontal NO/NC Stainless Steel 1m - +120°C - - 500 mA 5bar - -
RS Stock No. 338-9801
Mfr. Part No.MS20A
BrandCynergy3
$65.36
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Float - - Direct Load PE 5m 0°C +55°C - - 2 A dc, 8 A ac 10bar - -