Simer: Why two cords? and M53: redudent switches

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  1. average_male

    average_male New Member

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    Hi,

    Two questions.

    1) Can I install two switches on a Zoeller M53? One that the unit comes with and a second as a backup in the event the first one fails.

    2) Why do some Simer sump pumps have two power cords?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2007
  2. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    The second cord is not a power cord, it's a piggyback float switch.

    You couldn't use two switches because if the first one failed, there would be no path for the current to flow to the second one.

    bob...
     
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  4. average_male

    average_male New Member

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    Thanks Bob.

    So this piggyback float switch, is it the primary float switch?

    Thanks,
    J
     
  5. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    Yes, it should be the only one you need.

    bob...
     
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