Series V8 Flotect® Vane Operated Flow Switch

Field Adjustable – 1 to 6 Inch Pipe, Leak Proof Body, Chemical Resistance

The SERIES V8 Flotect® Vane Operated Flow Switches is ideal for protecting unattended equipment from damage or loss of production. This Series is available for installation in a 1 to 6" pipe with operating pressures are up to 150 psig (10 bar) and temperatures to 212°F (100°C).

Product Applications

  • Chemical processing
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigeration
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling lines
  • Machinery
  • Liquid transfer systems
  • Water treatment
  • Food processing
  • Machine tools

Models & Ordering

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Model Description Usually Ships Price Order
V8
Ships: Same Day
Price: $63.00
Vane operated flow switch. Same Day $63.00 Order
V8-WP
Ships: Same Day
Price: $86.50
Vane operated flow switch with weatherproof enclosure (phenylpolioxide). Same Day $86.50 Order

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Specifications

Service:
Compatible gases or liquids.
Wetted Materials:
Vane and Body: Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS); Pin and spring: 316 SS on Inconel®; Magnet: Ceramic 8.
Temperature Limit:
212°F (100°C).
Pressure Limit:
150 psig (10 bar).
Enclosure Rating:
General purpose; WP/WP2 option is weatherproof.
Switch Type:
SPDT snap switch; MV option: SPDT gold contact snap switch.
Electrical Rating:
5 A @ 125/250 VAC, 5 A resistive, 3 A inductive @ 30 VDC. MV option: 1 A @ 125 VAC, 1 A resistive, 0.5 A inductive @ 30 VDC.
Electrical Connections:
18 AWG 18" (460 mm) long.
Conduit Connection:
1/2" male NPT, 1/2" female NPT on WP and WP2.
Process Connection:
1" male NPT.
Mounting Orientation:
Actuation/deactuation flow rates are based on horizontal pipe run and are nominal values. Unit cannot be used with vertical down flow.
Set Point Adjustment:
Vane is trimmable.
Weight:
4.5 oz (0.13 kg).
Agency Approvals:
CE, cURus.

Features

  • UL recognized as an industrial motor controller per UL standard 508, suitable for mounting in a protected environment
  • Magnetically actuated switching design gives superior performance with free-swinging vane which attracts a magnet within the switch body, actuating a snap switch with no bellows, springs, or seals to fail
  • Leak proof body and vane constructed of tough durable polyphenylene sulfide which has excellent chemical resistance
  • A full size trimmable vane is provided with molded-in graduations

Options

  • Gold Plated Contacts, for dry circuits. Rated 1A @ 125 VAC; 1A resistive, 0.5A inductive @ 30 VDC. To order add suffix -MV. Example: V8-MV.
  • Inconel® Alloy Option. Inconel® Alloy replaces standard 316 SS wetted parts. Wetted parts are Inconel® Alloy, ceramic 8, and Polyphenylene Sulfide. To order add suffix -INC. Example: V8-INC.
  • Weatherproof Enclosure (not UL approved). Optional housing provides weatherproof protection for electrical wiring. To order add suffix -WP (phenylpolioxide) or -WP2 (aluminum). Example: V8-WP or V8-WP2

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Model Chart

EXAMPLE V8 MV Series V8-MV Flotect® Vane Operated Flow Switch, with gold contacts.
SERIES V8   Flotect® Vane Operated Flow Switch
OPTIONS   INC
MV
ST
WP
WP2
Body Assembly with Inconel®
Gold Contacts
Stainless Steel Tag
Weatherproof Conduit Box
Metal Weatherproof Conduit Box

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Questions

Question
Can the V8 float switch be used with acids due to its material of construction?
Answer
No. The V8 contains a 316SS pin and spring as well as a ceramic 8 magnet that are not compatible.
Question
What does actuation and de-actuation mean?
Answer
Actuation means that the flow rate has reached a point where the microswitch trips or the contacts of the microswitch change state. De-actuation means that the flow rate has decreased to a point where the microswitch returns to its normal state.
Question
What material is used as a seal between the process fluid and the electrical portion of the switch?
Answer
The body material; as there is no separate "seal" since the body is machined from solid stock and the switch is magnetically actuated.
Question
On your Flow Switches, which model has a Form C type contact
Answer
Form C contact is a SPDT snap switch. Many of Dwyer’s flow switches have SPDT snap switches. The V4, V6, V7, FS-2, and V8 are some of them.

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