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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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Pump auto shutoff from Aquahub

I don't always trust my sump working properly, so i found this pump stopper kit from aquahub. It's probably a little pricier, but it includes a relay and everything you need, and most importantly step by step instructions for this float switch pump turn off, for about $40.

Not sure if people knew already, but this might save people the time and headache of figuring it out.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-02-2017, 06:11 AM
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Thanks for this recommendation! I was going nuts trying to find a turnkey solution for the general pump shutoff problem and this was as close as I could get. It definitely saved me the hassle of finding the right collection of parts to buy, and by giving me a basic, but I did hit a couple bumps along the way of putting it all together. First, I broke the reset switch and ended up having to buy a replacement from my local electronics store. Nothing in the instructions indicated that the reset is a normally closed switch, so that took two trips to figure out. Second, as near as I can tell the assembly instructions are just flat out wrong for the LED hook up.

I just finished putting the basic kit together last night so now I need to actually integrate it into the new tank I'm setting up. I extended the design by including a simple bus to connect multiple float switches in parallel so that I can monitor several different locations (tank, sump, etc.), including redundancy. The pumps will shut off if any one of them trips.
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