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Basement Watchdog Universal Dual Float Switch with Controller
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Basement Watchdog

Universal Dual Float Switch with Controller

$34.97 /each

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Product Overview

The Basement Watchdog Universal Dual Float Switch and Controller is the most reliable float switch in the industry. It will activate your primary sump pump when rising water lifts either float by 1/4 in. The float switch has not one but two large floats both in a protective cage. Should one float fail to activate the pump, the second float will automatically takeover. Once the float drops to the original position, the controller will keep the pump running for an additional 10 seconds to completely drain the sump pit. The protective cage prevents debris or other wires from interfering with the floats. The Basement Watchdog Dual Float Switch and Controller is easy to install and can be adjusted to activate at any level. This universal switch can be used with most existing sump pumps.

  • Compatible with most sump pumps
  • Large floats detect 1/4 in. water level rises, automatically activating the sump pump
  • Second float provides additional protection to ensure automatic pump activation
  • Protective float switch cage helps keep debris and wires from interfering with float movement; vented, curved bottom reduces debris build-up under the float
  • Allows the sump pump to run for an additional 10 seconds to drain excess water from the sump pit
  • Includes controller and hose clamp that lets you easily install the floats at any level
  • Includes controller and hose clamp that lets you easily install the float switch at any level
  • UL/cUL listed
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how long does it run/provide power to pump

if you had a larger area would it remain on until you hit the lowest activation level? from below it is difficult to tell ++++++++++ July 14, 2015 3.0 3.0 out of 5 Recommended Product Easy to install and worked just fine. Got me out of a jam quickly and easily. The issue I had was that the pump when controlled by this switch would only run for 10 to 15 seconds, then off for 20 seconds then back on. The pump cycled like this constantly for two days until I purchased and installed a float that allowed the sump to empty before shutting off. The Watchdog was limited in that it will only allow a 5 to 6 inch change in water level.
Asked by: ponder
The switch will turn on when the water raises the float. It will run until the water returns the switch to it's off position plus approximately 10 seconds. The total amount of time it runs depends upon the amount of water being drained.
Answered by: jiski
Date published: 2016-11-16

I don't have a sump pit and want to put the float flat on the floor and want the float to turn on...

I don't have a sump pit and want to put the float flat on the floor and want the float to turn on at 1/4-inch. The manufacturer says that the bottom of the float (I assume that is the actual float inside the black cage) has a "C-clip" in the bottom. So, the water level must get high enough to pass the C-clip, then lift the float; and the manufacturer says that this takes 3/4-inch water level. (So, I don't know why it's advertised at 1/4-inch water level to turn on float.) Anyway, is there some way to modify the float or the cage surrounding the float so that the float sits lower in the cage and so the float will activate at 1/4-inch water level? Thanks.
Asked by: Roberto
Because the bottom float sits on the bottom of the cage, resting the cage on the ground will activate the switch when there is 1/4 inch of water present. For more information, please contact our customer support team at 800-991-0466, option 3. We are available to take incoming calls from 9am - 5pm CT Monday through Friday.
Answered by: Glentronics
Date published: 2017-01-30

will this work on a 3/4 hp pump that draws 12 amps?

Asked by: Diyer
yes
Answered by: magnumrtawd
Date published: 2016-11-22

If the float switch is placed upright on the floor, what level of water on the floor will activate the float switch?

Asked by: Larry
Thank you for your question. We are the manufacturer of this product and are happy to help. To answer your questions the level is ¾ of an inch to activate the pump since the bottom is not flat it has a c-clip. Within the stem, the float only need a ¼ of an inch rise to activate but not if its sitting on the floor because it has a small piece of plastic so it does not sit flat. Technically you can put it on the floor of the pit but it’s not going to be useful if it’s in a regular sump pit because then it will activate with only ¾ of an inch of water unless it is being used in a different application. Please contact us directly at 800.991.0466 ext 3 for tech support. We are available M-F 9-5 CST.
Answered by: Glentronics
Date published: 2016-09-20
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Customer Reviews

Universal Dual Float Switch with Controller is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 57.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overall I like the basement watchdog sump pump, but I'm on my 3rd float, and in need of a 4th flo... Overall I like the basement watchdog sump pump, but I'm on my 3rd float, and in need of a 4th float within 4-5 years time.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Some times it does not trigger even when the water level rises above the float. Have to wiggle th... Some times it does not trigger even when the water level rises above the float. Have to wiggle the cable to make it work. Luckily, I have an alarm. Not satisfied with the build.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The universal dual float is working perfect. The sump pump is kicking on perfectly every time. ... The universal dual float is working perfect. The sump pump is kicking on perfectly every time. We have a full week of rain and the float is working great.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from product works great until it sits for a while then the slide gets gummed up and the pump runs con... product works great until it sits for a while then the slide gets gummed up and the pump runs constantly burning up the pump!!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works great so far. I was pleased to find the small diameter of the float. Great for a crowde... It works great so far. I was pleased to find the small diameter of the float. Great for a crowded sump.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basement watchdog This product is great. It saved my basement from flooding. It is super easy to install.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked as described worked as described
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a saver i purchased this to get rid of the previous switch which need to float to a certain level that made me uncomfortable. the DUAL-FLOAT SUMP PUMP SWITCH can be set at any level you want it without having to dig further down and if one float wont do the trick there is a back up float that will. I purposely jammed the first float (i dont recommend anyone do this) and the second float activated the pump while the water was still at a safe level. This has made me comfortable enough to the point i dont have to go downstairs to the basement and look in on the pump to make sure its been activated.
Date published: 2013-02-26
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