Which type level sensor is more reliable?

- Sep 09, 2019-

In many electrical equipment, usually using water level indicators detect the liquid level. The water level sensor can be used to automatically add water. This is a function that many electrical appliances and equipments require.


To achieve the automatic watering function, only two level sensors are needed, one to detect the high level and the other to detect the low level. When there is no water, level sensor will give a signal, after receiving the signal, the machine automatically adds water; When the water level reaches the level sensor that detects the high liquid level, it automatically stops adding water.


The capacitance level switch is a variable dielectric type capacitor that utilizes a change in capacitance caused by a change in liquid level. The liquid level can be detected without contacting the liquid. The capacitive liquid level sensor has the characteristics of hygienic and safety, the installation and test is conventient, it can work after being close to the water tank.


Capacitance level switch is different from the float type liquid level sensor, it is a non contact level sensor. The float type liquid level sensor has the characteristics that the float ball is easy to be stuck, it belongs to a mechanical product with low reliability and short life. Capacitance level switch is a non-mechanical product with no moving parts inside. It has the characteristics of no debugging and no calibration. At the same time, the float-type liquid level sensor is susceptible to scale, the scale will cause the float to gain weight, the weight of the float will affect the accuracy, while the float-type liquid level sensor has a low precision. Compared with the float level switch, the installation process of capacitive level sensor is simpler and more reliable.


Non-contact detection is the biggest advantage of capacitive liquid level sensor, so it is suitable for liquid level monitoring of clean drinking water, such as coffee machine, water dispenser, water purifier, etc., it will avoid the care about the water is polluted in the tank, which is more hygienic and the internal debris, and the performance of the level sensor can not be affected, which can provide users with safer and more reliable protection.


Therefore, whether it is to achieve low liquid level detection or high liquid level detection, a capacitance level probe can be used. These level sensors have the advantage of non-contact detection. Water shortage protection, anti-overflow reminder, and automatic water addition function can be realized. The disadvantage of the capacitance level probe is that it cannot be used in the water tank with metal material, and the metal container material is more suitable for the photoelectric liquid level sensor. The photoelectric level sensor is a highly reliable level sensor, but its installation requires an opening. The non-contact split type liquid level sensor does not need to be opened, but the water tank needs to be transparent material, which also has restrictions on the water tank container, which is not as convenient as the capacitive liquid level sensor.