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dbm77 asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 6 months ago

What does 10 (8)A @ 250 VAC mean on a float switch?

I need to replace a float switch on 220V 1/2HP sewer pump. The pump specs says 6.8 amps at full load. So the float switch appears to cover that load but I'm not sure what the number in parentheses means. Thanks.

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  • 6 months ago

    The switch is rated at 250 Volts AC for a maximum load of 10 Amps resistive ( heaters, filament lamps etc) or 8 Amps inductive ( motors, transformers etc). Your pump is an inductive load of 6.8 Amps so the switch should be suitable.

    Source(s): Retired UK electrician.
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