What is a Level Switch?
A level switch is a device, which at a specific water level and if necessary activates the bilge pump(s). Categories Bilge Pumps: All vessels must have bilge pumps. These are divided according to the quantity of water they can pump per hour. Specifically the Lalizas range includes four sizes of bilge pumps that can pump 500, 600, 700, or 1000 gallons per hour (1 gallon = 4lt). Level Switch: There are two types of level switches available by Lalizas. • Float Switch FS-40. It is activated by the rising water level, which pushes upwards the built in float. • Environmental Electronic Level Switch (EELS). The latest in technology, this switch has an electronic sensor that activates the bilge pump as soon as it ‘senses’ the water level rising. The EELS has the unique ability to distinguish harmful substances that may be found in the bilge, such as oil, gas etc. Even more important is the fact that it will not allow these substances to be pumped out into the sea. Materials All Lalizas bilge p
A level switch, also commonly referred to as a float switch, is a device that senses the level of a liquid in a water tank. The level switch is a specialized type of pressure switch, which is capable of sensing pressure with a plastic tube. In a washtub, for example, the plastic tube runs from the level switch within the control console and continues down the outside of the tub’s bottom. The plastic tube in a level switch is filled with air. In the example of the tub, the water enters the inside of the tub, and some of it gets into the plastic tube within the level switch. The water in the plastic tube then climbs and places pressure on the air inside. In turn, this causes the air pressure to increase. Ultimately, the air pressure reaches a point at which it triggers the level switch. A level switch is usually available in both small and large sizes. In addition, level switches can range from simple to very intricate designs. The simplest form of level switch involves a mercury switch