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Old 02/05/2018, 11:44 PM   #1
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Miniature Float Switch

I'm looking for a miniature float switch similar to the ones used on the Kamoer dosing containers. It will be installed into the protein skimmer cup to detect an overflow situation when my skimmer decides to wet skimmer. My Apex will be used to monitor the float switch to turn off the skimmer and send me a message when it happens. This will keep the skim mate in the cup instead of having it flow back in the tank.

Any one know where I can purchase a miniature version of the float switch?

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Old 02/06/2018, 05:48 AM   #2
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google "subminiature float switch" for more..

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Old 02/07/2018, 02:02 AM   #3
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Thatís exactly what I was looking for,

Thank you!!

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Old 02/07/2018, 02:36 PM   #4
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There is this universal skimmer float switch setup that includes a high quality Madison micro switch. This holder is completely adjustable up and down and you can rotate it to move the float further or closer to the side of the collection cup.

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Old 02/08/2018, 12:31 PM   #5
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I prefer an air actuated switch in this instance. Float switches get all gummed up with skimmate rather quickly.

Avast sells one in their ATO kit but you could probably get one by itself if you call them.

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