The 20 Series (2 inch/51 mm dial) and the 25 Series (2-1/2 inch/64 mm dial) Swichgage models are diaphragm-actuated, pressure-indicating gages with built-in electrical switches. These switches exceed SAE standards and are used for tripping alarms and/or shutdown devices.
Ranges are available from 0-15 psi (103 kPa) [1.0 bar] through 0-400 psi (2.8 MPa) [28 bar].
The gage mechanism is enclosed in a steel case coated to resist corrosion. A polycarbonate, break-resistant lens and a polished, stainless steel bezel help protect this rugged, built-to-last instrument. Accuracy and protection from moderate overpressure is assured by a unique, unitized diaphragm chamber. A built-in pulsation dampener helps eliminate pointer flutter and is removable for cleaning. For models 20P and 25P, the gage pointer acts as a pressure indicator and as one switch pole which completes a circuit when it touches the adjustable limit contact. Contacts are grounded through the case and have self-cleaning motion to ensure electrical continuity.
Models 20PE and 25PE have internal snap-acting SPDT switches.
Gage-only models, without the switches (Murphygage®) are also available.
The Swichgage was specifically designed to protect engines/equipment in oil field, marine, irrigation, construction and trucking applications to monitor engine lube pressure, water pump pressure, hydraulic pressure, air pressure, etc.
20P and 25P Series Swichgage
The gage pointer makes with an adjustable contact to complete a pilot-duty circuit.
20PE and 25PE Swichgage
20PE (was 20EO) and 25PE (was 25EO)
Features internal snap-acting SPDT switches, instead of the single pole/pointer contacts. When the switch closes on falling pressure, it becomes set, as pressure rises the switch resets.
20PABS and 25PABS Swichgage
Same as 20P and 25P with internal SPDT snap-switch for pre-alarm.
20P7 and 25P7 Lockout Swichgage
Same as 20P and 25P Series. They also include a front, semi-automatic lockout for startup override. This built-in device holds the pointer away from the contact on startup. When pressure exceeds the set point, the lockout is automatically disengaged (see following pages for details).
20PG and 25PG Murphygage
Gage without contact(s)
Dial: White on black, dual scale; U.S.A. standard scale is psi/kPa; U.K. standard scale is psi/bar; others available (see How to Order).
Case: Plated steel; mounting clamp included (except for direct mount models).
Bezel: Polished stainless steel, standard; others are available (see How to Order).
Lens: Polycarbonate, high-impact.
Oil: Silicon Oil.
Temperature Range: Ambient: -40°F (-40°C) thru 150°F (66°C); Process: -40°F (-40°C) thru 250°F (121°C).
Process Connection: 1/8-27 NPTM brass.
Sensing Element: Beryllium copper diaphragm.
Gage Accuracy (% of Full Scale):
|RANGE||LOWER 1/4||MIDDLE 1/2||UPPER 1/4|
|≤300 psi (20 Bar)||±3%||±2%||±3%|
|400 psi (28 Bar)||±3%||±3%||±5%|
Maximum Pressure: See Pressure Ranges and Factory Settings.
Adjustable Limit Contact (20P and 25P): SPST contact; pilot- duty only, 2 A @ 30 VAC/DC; Normally Close (NC) when the low limit is met. Normally Open (NO) when pointer is in normal operating range. Contacts are gold flashed silver.
Limit Contact Adjustment: by a 1/16 in. hex wrench thru 100% of the scale.
Limit Contact Wire Leads: 18 AWG (1.0 mm2) x 12 in. (305 mm).
Snap-Switch Rating (20PE and 25PE): SPDT, 3 A@ 30 VDC inductive; 4 A @ 125 VAC inductive. Snap-Switch Wire Leads: 20 AWG (0.75 mm2) x 12 in. (305 mm).
- 20 Series: 8 oz. (0.23 kg).
- 25 Series Models: 11 oz. (0.31 kg).
- 20 Series: 3 x 3 x 3 in. (76 x 76 x 76 mm).
- 25 Series Models: 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 x 2-3/4 in. (121 x 121 x 70 mm).
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