Bilge Float Switch - RLS-5000

Brand: WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG

The model RLS-5000 bilge float switch is used for the monitoring of limit levels in shipbuilding (e.g. in bilge water tanks) and industrial applications.

The robust stainless steel case and the durable marine cable outlet protect the float system even under high mechanical loading, e.g. due to flotsam such as sticks and pieces of wood.

Inside the stainless steel case, a permanent magnet built into the float triggers, with its magnetic field, the potential-free reed contact built into the pipe.
Features
  • Robust stainless steel case to protect against mechanical damage. 
  • Durable and resistant marine cable. 
  • With manual test device (optional). 

Specifications

Measuring Principle

  • Potential-free switching reed contact is triggered by a magnet in the float.

Switching Output

  • Alternatively Normally Open (NO), Normally Closed (NC) or change-over (SPDT) Contact - on rising level

Switch Position

  • see “Dimensions in mm (In)”

Switching Power

  • Change-over Contact: AC 230 V, 40 VA, 1 A, DC 230 V, 20 W, 0.5 A
  • Normally Open, Normally Closed: AC 230 V, 100 VA, 1 A, DC 230 V, 50 W, 0.5 A

Test Device

  • For manual triggering of the float/switch Contact (Optional)

Accuracy

  • ± 3 mm switch point accuracy including hysteresis, Non-Repeatability

Electrical Connection

  • Cable length freely definable in in m/ft
  • Cable outlet, IP68 (8 m / 26,2 ft)

Protection Class

  • IP68

Mounting Position

  • Vertical ± 30°

Process Connection

  • Hole centre Spacing = 34 mm (1,3 in)
  • D = 7.0 mm (0,3 in)
  • Surface Mounting lug with 2 drilled holes

Case Material

  • Stainless Steel 316Ti

Cable Material

  • Marine cable, sheath material Polyolefin

Permissible Temperatures

  • Storage:  -40° to +80° C (-40° to +176° F
  • Ambient:  -40° to +80° C (-40° to +176° F)
  • Medium:  -40° to +80° C (-40° to +176° F)

Process Pressure

  • Maximum 16 bar (232 psi)

Medium Density

  • ≥ 750 kg/m³ (46,8 lbs/ft³

Certifications & Approvals

  • CE
  • SR 6
  • DNV GL
  • Lloyd
  • RoHS
  • LVD

  • Shipbuilding
  • Bilge Water Management
  • Applications with Strong Mechanical Loading
  • Contaminated Media
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