Patent Number: 6,253,608

Title: Side mount liquid level sensor with enhanced float travel

Abstract: A side mount liquid level sensor (10) includes limit arms (100, 102) on the float (80) and limit wings (54, 56) on the switch housing, with the limit wings (54, 56) being spaced vertically from the stem (14) of the housing (11) whereby to allow float (80) to traverse a range of travel that is at least 50% of the vertical depth (D) of the slot (86) of float 80 and advantageously substantially equal to that depth (D). The spacing (58) between wings (54, 56) and stem (14) allows wings (100, 102) to pass therebetween for assembly, but not while sensor (10) is in use.

Inventors: Faulhaber; A. Mark (Cincinnati, OH)

Assignee: Standex International Corporation

International Classification: G01F 23/30 (20060101); G01F 23/74 (20060101); G01F 23/76 (20060101); H01H 36/00 (20060101); H01H 36/02 (20060101); G01F 023/30 (); G01F 023/56 (); H01H 035/18 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018