Internet #202042665

Model # BWC1

Store SKU #541895

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0717301121562

Basement Watchdog

Universal Dual Float Switch with Controller

$ 38 30

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
  • For ground water use only
  • 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
  • For ground water use only
  • 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
Recommended Pump Types
Sump Pumps
Returnable
90-Day
Switch Type
Vertical Float Switch

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year Limited

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
Recommended Pump Types
Sump Pumps
Returnable
90-Day
Switch Type
Vertical Float Switch

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

How do you adjust the float

Asked by: Bob
Band clamp on drain pipe.
Answered by: Sparky
Date published: 2018-07-18

Can this be used to shut off a washing machine to prevent overflow of the drain sink?

Can this be used to shut off a washing machine to prevent overflow of the drain sink?
Asked by: raeliak
Short answer is MAYBE. A long explanation follows. But before reading further you need to check that the washing machine needs, in amps, to operate Then check what your WatchDog is rated to handle in amps. My WatchDog is rated "12 Amps Max." So if My washing machine needed 12 amps or more I would NOT use the WatchDog. The reason for the 'maybe' answer is this devise is designed with a primary float and a backup backup float that control the outlet on the front of the WatchDog box. It is important to note the the control cord comes out the top of the sensor unit for the unit to work as designed. The suggestion that follows probably voids the unit's warranty. Try plugging a lamp into the WatchDog, plugging the WatchDog into an outlet, then turning the sensor upside down. E.g. Turn it so the control cord coming out the bottom of the sensor. If the lamp turns on then the sensor will work upside down and it might work to prevent the drain sink overflowing. The following are warnings about using the sensor upside down: 1. It probably voids the warranty. 2. Because it was not designed to be used upside down, it may not be reliable. 3. Because it was not designed to be used upside down, it may not last long. 4. Because it was NOT designed for continual use, it May Overheat. So check it through multiple complete wash cycles for overheating. 5. Be aware that there is a time delay built into the WatchDog. So adjust the position of the sensor much lower than you think it needs to be. Then readjust after watching the WatchDog during several wash cycles.
Answered by: AnonPlatypus
Date published: 2018-05-08

How long is the electrical cord?

How long is the electrical cord?
Asked by: Mac
Zero. Plugs directly into the outlet.
Answered by: Sparky
Date published: 2018-08-15

Can this unit be used as a back-up float in case the original float on the sump pump gets stuck o...

Can this unit be used as a back-up float in case the original float on the sump pump gets stuck or fails to work for some reason ?
Asked by: Dave
If there is room to mount it and it doesn’t interfere with the primary float. You may need another outlet due to the size of the plug/switch unit.
Answered by: FloatControl
Date published: 2019-04-18
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Customer Reviews

Universal Dual Float Switch with Controller is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 133.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dual - Float Switch worked great in limited space!! PROBLEM: Have a 1/2HP main sump pump and a battery backup pump in a standard size sump pit. Used a main pump with a built in float switch to fit in the limited space available (no adjustment). The main pump short cycled and only pumped out a couple of seconds of water. (2 - 3 inches). SOLUTION: Due to limited space I was looking for a small float type switch and found the Watchdog Dual Switch. Positioned the Dual Switch to turn ON the main pump with about 6 - 7 inches of water just at the bottom of the french drain input. Plugged the main pump into the Dual Switch and have extended the pump time to allow at least twice what the main pump did before. The Dual float turns ON the pump and the Pump built in switch now turns it OFF. Works great and will extend the life of the main pump and most likely reduce operating costs. Great Product to use in limited space. (10 seconds ON time is fine, when you can turn OFF the pump with the built in pump switch to prevent running the pump when dry.)
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have 3 of these. They seem to only run... I have 3 of these. They seem to only run about 7 seconds after the float drops. This works fine for the first 2 that I bought. But the third one is in a situation where I would like to have it run the full 10 seconds after the float drops. Other than that they are pretty dependable. The oldest one has been in a sump hole for about 5 years.I had to clean the bottom float after 5 years but the backup float kicked in so the float redundancy works pretty well. If you do take the float switch apart to clean the mineral deposits make sure that you put the floats back together properly. One side of the float is marked up. They are pretty easy to take apart and clean.
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble and attach to my existing pump. ... Easy to assemble and attach to my existing pump. Because of the design, the float will remain in the cage preventing the interference of debris and not allowing it to get tangled in a crowded sump pump.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The switch went out on my Zoeller pump and this... The switch went out on my Zoeller pump and this switch replaced it beautifully and easily. If you’re looking for a quick simple excellent fix to a bad float switch on a pump this is the right choice.
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works excellent. Beats the floating switches that are pretty flaky... Works excellent. Beats the floating switches that are pretty flaky
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far it work goog compare to the piggy style... So far it work goog compare to the piggy style
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install. Works flawlessly!... Easy to install. Works flawlessly!
Date published: 2019-05-21
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