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Old 12-29-2004, 05:52 PM   #11
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I'm going to use a third to make sure my RO container doesn't run dry and burn out my heater.
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Life's been getting in the way, but I hope to finish this in the next couple of days. I've done some rethinking on it, and some experimentation, but I think the end result is going to be great! I'm photo documenting it.
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looking forward to the documentation.

I have very similar float switch. I got 3 for $21 as well, but from ebay. (a link someone here posted quite a while ago).

Did you end up using the switches inline (as their advertised) or did you put them through a relay as seaham cautioned?
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Actually, 2 relays. I'm running the switch side off of 7.5VDC with an LED to drain the residual DC voltage.

I've switched the 120VAC side so I can turn the entire thing off when I am doing any kind of water changes.

It's becoming more complex, and has taken some trial and error. Fun stuff.
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