This Remote Float Switch, (aka Wide Angle)is a direct-acting, in-line control system for automatically controlling wastewater, effluent, and sewage pumps. Float switch consists of one float, a cord with piggyback plug, one large mounting strap and two small adjustable mounting clamps. Convert any manual pump to an automatic pump, up through 1/2 HP.
115VAC, 60Hz, single phase
Maximum HP: 1, maximum run Amps: 13, maximum starting Amps: 85, maximum temperature: 140°F
CSA listed, UL listed
Comes with a 120V piggyback plug; ratings for 208V and 230V apply if plug is removed
Other horsepower and voltage available to special order at your local The Home Depot ProDesk with Special Order SKU 218061
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Recommended Pump Types
Effluent Pumps,Sewage Pumps
Tethered Float Switch
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Using as kill switch for koi pond pump. If...
Using as kill switch for koi pond pump. If water level drops too low due to failure of waterfall tubing connections, pump will turn off before pond runs dry, thus protecting the fish. Tested switch and preliminary indications show “should” function as planned.
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Oct 25, 2016
The HD listing says the switch is rated for 1/2 - 1 HP. The UL cord tag says 1/2 HP max. . I retu...
The HD listing says the switch is rated for 1/2 - 1 HP. The UL cord tag says 1/2 HP max. . I returned it to nearest store. I needed it for a 3/4 HP sump pump. Might have worked, might have burned up!!
Response from chrisOct 26, 2016
You are correct. I am sorry for the inconvenience and I will correct the listing. Just to offer an explanation as to why this occurred, I checked the Little Giant specification sheet. It does indicate that this float switch will work on pumps from a 1/2" HP -1 HP, but if you look at the specifics you see that it depends on the voltage. The unit is rated to 1/2 HP at 120 Volts and is rated up to 1 HP at 240 Volts. This explains the error but in my opinion does not pass the logic test as you would never run 240 Volts through that style of plug. So I am left thinking, although I may be proven wrong that there is a flaw in there publication. I have a call into them to point this out. We appreciate your feed back because it helps us improve the experience for others going forward. Again I am sorry for the inconvenience.