Model # BWC1

Internet #202042665

Store SKU #541895

Store SO SKU #1000897566

Basement Watchdog Universal Dual Float Switch with Controller
0717301121562

Basement Watchdog

Universal Dual Float Switch with Controller

$3497 /each

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.
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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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

Model #: BWC1
Sku #: 541895
Internet #: 202042665

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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.126
Product Height (in.)
6.821
Product Width (in.)
2.126

Details

Brand Compatibility
Basement Watchdog
Product Weight (lb.)
0.191lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 Years

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.126
Product Height (in.)
6.821
Product Width (in.)
2.126

Details

Brand Compatibility
Basement Watchdog
Product Weight (lb.)
0.191lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 Years

Questions & Answers

How do you adjust the float

Asked by: Bob
You need to follow the instructions that comes with it
Answered by: Manny
Date published: 2017-05-16

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: 2017-04-07

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
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Customer Reviews

Universal Dual Float Switch with Controller is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great price / value exchange for what this device does. The dual float enclosed in a cage Is a pe... Great price / value exchange for what this device does. The dual float enclosed in a cage Is a perfect application for my needs. I was able to tether the float into a tight space to accurately check the water level to turn on the pump when needed. It made it easy to maintain if needed. 3 months and working as expected as water does accumulate in the area quite often and each time, the device turned on the pump as needed. I had to modify the plug to allow the head of the unit to plug into the electrical outlet. I would have preferred for a smaller footprint design or the head unit to extend out to allow an extension plug. Thus I took one star off the review. Otherwise the device worked well.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woke up to find 6 inches of water in the basement as the result of a faulty float on our sump pum... Woke up to find 6 inches of water in the basement as the result of a faulty float on our sump pump. With the help of a very knowledgeable gentleman at Home Depot, purchased this item, installed it and watched the water disappear. Of course, to be on the sure side, checked the basement periodically for several days, but the float switch has done its job. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This switch is by far the best sump pump switch I have ever used. The beauty is depending on wher... This switch is by far the best sump pump switch I have ever used. The beauty is depending on where it is placed, it can start within a quarter of an inch of water. Far better then traditional float or pressure switches. I HIGHLY recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Short cycles. Pump on and off every few seconds. ... Short cycles. Pump on and off every few seconds. I prefer to have my sump fill about half way and then turn on and run continuously until drained.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought it to replace a non-working one that was... I bought it to replace a non-working one that was less than six months old.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly the part I needed and I got it quick.... Exactly the part I needed and I got it quick.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-09-13
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