Level Sensors & Switches

LS-3 Single-Point Level Switches

Part Number: 246986
LS-3_247135
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The LS-3 Model - Specials feature unique configurations for special applications: P/N 142545 - with Slosh Shield: Compact, all-polypropylene switch with slosh shield is ideal for use with turbulent liquids in small tanks. FDA approved materials. P/N 46999 - Bottle Level: For external mounting on tanks too small to accommodate internally mounted switches. (See note below) P/N 76707 - For Low Level: For detecting levels as low as 5/8" (16 mm) from tank bottom. Use in water, gasoline, some oils and chemicals.

LEAD TIME:

5 days
Lead-times and expedites

Lead-times apply to standard parts & configurations. Expedited shipments available by contacting factory. Lead-times may vary based on quantity and/or non-standard configurations.

CE ROHS Gems Compliant CSA

Features

  • Slosh Shield
  • Bottle Level
  • Low Level 
Sku
246986
Model
LS-3 Micro
Sensor Type
Float Type
Primary Material Of Construction
Plastic
Wetted Materials
Polypropylene
Stem Material
Polypropylene
Float Material
Polypropylene (Hollow)
Float Diameter
5/8"
Actuation Level
3/8"
Min. Liquid SG
0.95
Maximum Pressure
50 psi
Minimum Temperature
-40°F
Maximum Temperature
176°F
Mounting Size
3/8"-16
Mounting Style
Vertical
Electrical Termination
24" Long, 22 AWG, PVC Leads
Switch Type
SPST (20 VA)
Switch Operation
Normally Closed
Input
140 VAC/200 VDC
Output
N/A
Approvals
CE, UL Recognized

Reed Switch Protection

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Gems Sensors Instructions, Level Switches

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LS-3 Product Guide

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Size 1 MB

Gems Sensors Catalog, LS-3

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Is there a minimum current flow requirement for a standard 20VA reed switch?

Yes, very low currents (< 5ma) can prevent “cleaning” of the contacts or not have enough energy to maintain low contact resistance. 5ma is likely a good minimum for our standard 20 VA switch. But you also want enough voltage. Approximately, 5V, 5ma is a good minimum. For low current switching we recommend a 10 VA reed switch which can better handle lower loads. (1ma for example).

What is the life expectancy of a reed switch?

A reed switch is extremely rugged and designed to operate reliably for many years, under ideal conditions, up to about 2 million cycles. To achieve maximum service life, reed switches benefit from protected electrical supply.