If your float switch doesn't float the way it's supposed to, your pump wont turn on when it needs to, which means water in your basement! Electric switches without any moving parts don't pose this problem.
LevelGuard electronic switches are smart-switches, meaning they are capable of telling when the water level is at the optimal point when the pump should kick on.
A LevelGuard switch may run your pump for slightly longer amounts of time, preventing it from turning on and off as frequently, which helps to extend the life of your pump and prevent it from burning out as easily.
They are designed to operate on any non-automatic sump pump rated at 1/2 HP and 15 amps or less. If you're looking to replace a switch on an automatic sump pump with a built-in or integrated float switch, you would need to rig that switch in the "on" position and make sure that it never changes or you will have a problem.
Assembly of these switches is easy. Attach the LevelGuard to your discharge pipe using the included zip ties and adjust it so the "on" level is at the point you wish your pump to activate. For most standard installations, the LevelGuard can be positioned as seen in the photo above.
Once the LevelGuard is installed and in place, just plug the "piggy-back" plug of the LevelGuard switch into the wall outlet, then plug your pump directly into the switch's plug (see diagram below). When the switch detects rising water, it will send power to the pump. When the water is pumped out, it cuts the power to the pump. This will effectively makes a manual sump pump into an automatic. There are no moving parts, so your switch will not get stuck the way a float switch will.
Using a reliable sump pump with a LevelGuard electronic switch can leave your mind at ease so you don't have to worry about sump pump failure for years to come. There is also a LevelGuard for sewage pumps for even more protection.