UNS-VA/SB5 or B4 (formerly Series Bilge)

  • Rugged 316 stainless steel
  • Built-in slosh shield
  • Ideal for high viscosity liquid
  • Reversible switch logic
  • Hermetically sealed reed switches
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Barksdale's Bilge Switch offers an ideal portable level switching solution for your mobile application. Featuring all stainless steel construction with a polyethylene float, the Bilge Switch is rugged enough to handle demanding level control problems and hold up to a broad range of media. An integrated lifting wire provides an easy means of testing the switch (SB5 option). The built-in slosh shield protects the switch from chatter in mobile applications. Barksdale's Bilge Switches can be suspended from their cables, eliminating the need for tapped holes in the top of the vessel. For your mobile level switching applications, or other applications requiring a rugged switch in an economical design, a Barksdale Bilge Switch is the ideal choice.


General Specifications*

Switch Rating SPST: 230 VAC/VDC @ 2.0 amps (Max.); 40 VA/W
Switch Configuration: Shipped as Normally Open (NO); Can be converted to Normally Closed (NC) by rotating fl oat 180°.
Wetted Parts:
Stem, Bracket & Slosh Shield:
Strain Relief:
316 Stainless Steel
Polyethylene (PE)
Halogen-free polymer, UL-VO
Polyamide (PA)
Electrical Connection: Polymer jacketed cable, 2-conductor 18 AWG (yellow cable)
Mounting: Suspended from cable / vertical +/-15°
Minimum Specific Gravity: 0.8 g/cm3
Operating Temperature: -4° to +158°F (-20° to +70°C)
Operating Pressure: 45 psig (3 bar) at 20°C
Cable Length: 6 ft., 30 ft., or 45 ft.
Weight: Approx. 180 gram
* See Order Number Key for additional options.


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