What is a flow switch?

Answer A flow switch is a mechanical component of a pump that keeps track of the amount of liquid or gas that is being passed from one part of a pump to another. If the flow begins to back up, the flow sw... Read More »

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What Is an Air Flow Switch?

Air flow switches detect flowing air conditions in ducts, pipes, tubes and spaces and provide discrete electrical outputs to control systems. There are configurations for every range of air flow f... Read More »

What Is the Purpose of a Flow Switch?

A flow switch is a device that monitors the flow of air, steam or liquid. It sends a "trip signal" to a different device in the system, such as a pump. The flow switch can indicate to the pump to s... Read More »

What switch is used to break the flow of electricity when a circuit overloads?

A circuit breaker is a resettable switch that automatically shuts off the flow of electricity when a circuit overloads. A fuse serves a similar function but must be replaced once it is tripped, whe... Read More »

How to Test a Flow Switch?

A flow switch is used to monitor the flow of different types of substances---usually air or water. It senses different pressure generated from different flows. The flow switch is hooked through a v... Read More »