The LIQUID LEVEL CONTROLLER automatically turns pumps on and off to regulate liquid level automatically.
AUTOMATIC TANK FILLING
- Emergency High Level Alarm in case the level overfills, a separate float switch dedicated to over.
- Loud 103dB warbling tone cuts through the loudest industrial noise.
- Rugged. Built for rough, wet and corrosive environments. NEMA 4X rating.
- Reliable. Floats are protected inside a pipe and completely screened in.
- High capacity. 15A relay will control up to 1/2 HP @ 120V.
- DIY. Floats can be easily wired to screw terminal blocks.
- Versatile. Switch between pump-down or pump-up operation.
- Compact Box measures only 4 x 4 x 2 inches. (100x100x50 mm)
The LC3 Level Controller will automatically cycle your pump to keep your tank filled, or empty if that’s how you set it. In tank-filling mode, when the liquid level drops to the bottom float switch, the LC-2 Pump Controller turns on your pump to fill the tank. When the liquid level rises to the high level float, the LC3 shuts off your pump. The cycle repeats automatically as needed to properly maintain your liquid level.
To switch between to pump-down mode, simply remove a circuit board jumper.
EMERGENCY LEVEL ALARMS INCLUDED
If there is a problem that causes the liquid level to rise above the high level-control float, or fall below the low-control float, extra “emergency” floats causes an alarm. This alarm is given with a flashing LED and loud warbling buzzer that can be heard through any industrial plant noise. The emergency alarm float is also a redundant relay shutoff.
The audio buzzer has a silence button that with a 30 minute snooze alarm if desired so the alarm won’t be forgotten.
The LC3 Pump Controller has an electronics box that mounts on the wall. The adjustable level probes are quickly installed and working by adjusting the depth of the high and low float with the thumb screws. There is at least 6 inches of adjustability in each pipe. The standard high level pipe is 8 inches long. The low level float pipe is selectable in 10 inch increments. The standard communications cable length is 10 ft.
To connect your pump or solenoid, it comes with a convenient piggyback plug so you can simply plug in your pump directly. Alternatively, we can supply a solenoid valve already wired to the level controller as an option.
Polypropylene models (LC3-PP) have stacked floats spaced 1 inch apart. Therefore there are two pipes containing a total of 4 floats.
The default working depth of the high float is 8 inches. The “emergency high alarm” float is 1 inch above this. The low float depth is specified in part number. (for example LC3-PP-40 has a 40 inch depth. The “Emergency low alarm” float is 1 inch below this.
Kynar pipe with Kynar float models (LC3-KF) do not have stacked floats but rather, one individual (Kynar) float switch in each PVDF pipe. We include 3 float pipes in the price of the LC3. The default high level float is 8 inches. The default emergency high alarm float is 1 inch above this but this can be specified differently. Each level probe pipe has at least 6 inches of adjustability.
TYPICAL FLOAT SWITCH SETUP
Polypropylene pipe & float switch.
Kynar pipe & float switch.