Varios pump float switch

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  1. Lucas Lembke

    Lucas Lembke Active Member

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    Does anybody know how to hook up the varios 2 float switch? I am having trouble and if someone could walk me through it it would be much appreciated.

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    ChukeeR Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hook the float switch up to the mount like pictured below. The top nut on the float should be removable so that you can slide it into the mount.

    Then hook the connector to the controller on the side. I believe it's the bottom of the three connections on the side of the controller. There are some pins that need to be lined up, so check the orientation of the connector first. That's it :)

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    Lucas Lembke Active Member

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    Ok thank you I got everything connected but where to I hook the black piece on to and what is the goal of the float switch and how deep should it be in the water. Basically where do I put it I am new to the hobby
     
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    ChukeeR Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    The black piece hooks onto the edge of your aquarium, sump, or whatever else...The goal is that if the water reaches the float switch it will cut power to the pump so that it does not overflow.
     
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    Lucas Lembke Active Member

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    Alright thanks
     
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    Alright thanks
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Just wondering if anyone knows about these Varios pumps, when connected to an Apex, does the Apex recognize the float switch as a switch in Fusion?
     
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    Wrasse-cal Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Good question. I'd like to know too.
     
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    Has anyone answered this or found the answer?
     
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