How to wire all this up?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Bruno Penner, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Bruno Penner

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 31, 2016
    Alright, so I have the power supply, a reset button (doesn't matter if NO or NC), a DPDT relay, a floater level switch and a pump.

    I need to wire it all up so when the level goes down the floater will activate the pump, but it can only be turned off once I press the reset button. I am pretty newbie to this an haven't been able to come up with something after 4 days thinking about it. If I need anything else to make it work let me know.

    Hope someone can help me, thanks.
    (follows attachment of floater being used)
  2. ronv

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 12, 2008
    We can try words. If not I'll make a diagram.
    Use the normally open on the float switch to turn on the pump.
    Wire the n/o of the relay across the float switch.
    Put the reset switch between the float switch and the relay coil.
    So.. if the float switch is on the pump runs. At the same time the float switch will "pick" the relay if the reset switch is not pressed.
    The relay contacts across the float switch will keep both the pump and the relay on until the reset is pushed.
  3. Bruno Penner

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 31, 2016
    Yes, I had just finally figure this out when I saw the reply. Better late than never.

    Thanks for the response though. Much appreciated.