Keeping your chillers in good shape when there is a sudden stop in water flow is easy by simply installing a flow switch. When circumstances result to a temporary stop in the circulation of water in your tank, such as a failure of your pump to function or when you have to change your aquarium's contents, you must immediately cut off the power. Otherwise, the pipes of your chiller will burst and leak because the liquid that is stuck in the pipes will quickly freeze.
The Aqua Logic 1.5 inch Flow Switch from Pet Store
is a simple device that solves your gigantic problem. This flow switch immediately cuts off the power and stops your chiller from doing its operations momentarily. Providing fifteen amperes of energy, this 1.5-inch mechanism is ideal to use on chillers that are 115-voltage-compatible, as well as those that run at 1/2 horsepower.
The Aqua Logic 1.5 inch Flow Switch is simple to install. Before you connect the chiller to your aquarium
, you first attach the flow switch between the chiller and the controller. That's it! Your chiller pipes are protected. You can also use the Aqua Logic 1.5 inch Flow Switch in UV sterilizers. Using the same steps, you can turn off the sterilizer, and stop it from burning.
Flow Switches are used to cut off power to the chiller incase the water flow stops (such as a pump failure or during water changes). The Flow Switch prevents the water inside the chiller from become frozen and bursting the pipes: which will damage the chiller and cause leakage. The Flow Switch is installed in the plumbing system before the chiller and the switch is plugged in between the chiller and the controller. In UV sterilizer installations, the Flow Switch can be used to turn off the UV sterilizer and prevent the unit from over-heating. This Flow Switch is rated at 15 amps and can be used with chillers up to 1/2 HP.