Optical Level Switches

Optical Level Switches

Features

✔   Compact design and easy installation

✔   Solid state switches,no moving parts

✔   LED indication

✔   Power supply 10…28Vdc, 115VAC or 230VAC 

✔   Solid state NPN/PNP or relay output

✔   Operating temperatures up to 125⁰C

✔   Unique SD22 design, switch body and tip disconnects

The optical liquid level switch uses the principle of total reflection in a prism. Reflection or penetration, is the basis of the level alarm output. When the sensor is surrounded by air, the angle of incidence is greater than the critical angle and thus total reflection occurs. Totally reflected light will be transmitted to the receiver. Conversely, when the sensor is surrounded by liquid, due to the refractive index of the liquid and the sensor tip material, almost all light will penetrate the front of the sensor. Using this principle, the optical liquid level switch design is based on light. The receiver can detect and determine a light reflected or penetrated state, and determines the circuit output.

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