In continuation with the theme of ‘Water Conservation, Efficient Consumption‘, here comes the next article. Not sure how many of you are aware of a cost effective products like Automatic water level controllers that are available in the market. We installed one such device soon after completing the construction of our sweet home! It has been running without any trouble for 4.5+ years now. Just a month back we had to replace the metal electrode cum level sensors in the overhead tank, which is understandable since these plates are bound to corrode as they will be immersed in water most of the times.
This is how the control panel looks like. The image shows clear indication of water level in the overhead tank and sump tank with lit up triangular lights. This Automatic water controllers can be extensively suitable for modern houses, apartments, commercial complex, hotels, hospitals, factories and other places whereever automation is required for controlling the water pump/motor. It controls overflowing of the water from the overhead tank. Also, it prevents dry running of the motor as well as protects the motor from the voltage surges and switches OFF the motor when the water in the sump reaches below the foot valve level. Not only to sump tanks, but it can be be fixed with bore wells too!
Features & Advantages:
* Savings in Electricity consumption since it switches off pump automatically.
* Water overflow doesn’t happen, so you are saving water!
* No manual intervention required.
* Easy maintenance, install and forget for years!
* You can switch between sump and borewell water sources.
* Auto start and off upon reaching the min and max threshold levels.
* Fall back option of manual operations allowed.
* Beeps upon any error conditions due to dry run or low voltage.
* Low cost and it is absolutely affordable for all!
Go ahead and get this installed at your residence or apartment complex. Saves water as well as the power consumption due to overflows. This gives peace of mind for not bothering about manual pump switching on and off. Here is a reminder about the giveaway contest that I am currently running on my blog, winners get to carry home Aloe Vera saplings! Hope you are taking part in it 🙂
Pushkar Kumar says
Automatic Water Level Controller sensors make sure that water in the tank maintains a certain level. You will receive alerts when the water level is below the threshhold.
Vivek Tiwari says
Iconprocon specializes in providing the most complete line of corrosion-free instrumentation such as Level Switch, Leak Detection, Level Transmitter & meters.
Really i suffering from servicing problem in this system,but 2014 jan i searching and searching then finally found from our neighbour ISO CERTIFIED company product (TIC) they are given quality with service warranty, still its running without problem,strongly i reccommend this device….
Please check the another Water level controller from Avench technologies. It is more compact and reliable than most of the other products.
Hi would you share the contact details of Avench Technologies, need their service in installing One device in my place – Raman.
They are only interested in selling the product and it will be immediately served irrespective of the area. Complaints are not at all priority for them. I have complained about some problem during last week and followed up 10 times, but every-time they say that the person will attend tomorrow. Till now i am suffering and don’t know what to do.
go for TIC auto water controller given good service warranty also,but as for my experience from past 4 years no problem at all.
Manjeshwar M says
Seagull is gud product but go for Trust controllers.
The only brand in Karnataka got ISO 9001:2008 certified brand with good service and good quality product since 1995 till date.
They are own manufacturers,sales,service.
Fix it and forget about water problems.
I am a very happy customer to have product like Trust Controllers (TIC).
KR Dasharathi says
Dear Manjeshwar M
I got one seagull make water level controller installed in my home in Bangalore, for my sump tank for controlling pumping of water up to an overhead tank about 5 years ago. It worked well (we had used for about 3 years only) for some time. It developed trouble about 10 days ago, I called the concerned company persons for repairing it swiftly, as water requires pumping everyday in Bangalore due to its scarcity . They went on giving reasons, like continuous intervening festival etc and successfully postponed attending to it till today. For the last two days they are telling lies that some technician will call me and come to my home but nothing has happened. As each level controller make has its own electronic circuit it is difficult to find someone else to repair it. Can you give me a solution for this problem? Whom should I complain? or the other possibility is to discard it and go for a new one which causes a loss to me. It is almost impossible to find out who has good after sales service as there are no standard companies and their weak point is attending to complaints once the installation is over. What I would like to stress here is before you recommend some company please look at it from all angles, otherwise you would be misleading an innocent buyer
(Retd Jt Dir CPRI Bng)
This comment is very help full
Hi ..thanks for sharing the stuff.pleass can u clear a doubt.I have a motor pump and there is no fixed time when water is in the pipeline so we have to keep checking every time that motor does not run dry. Will this device be able to detect water supply too and turns on and off according ly
You have to have an underground tank. The water from the main line gets stored in it first before it is pumped to overhead tanks.
Rajesh Kumar says
Yes, Aquabrim has ome model : SENSE . This is specially designed to solve your problem.
They are interested only in selling the product. Complaints are not attended to promptly. I have complained about some problem during last week and they are yet to attend to the problem. Disgusted.
Hi Mohan could you clear my doubt? Most of the people doing this shit. When you on the motor to fill the tank we forgot to off the motor at the correct time after sometimes water will get an overflow using an automatic water level controller will avoid these things?
Yes. That is what water level controller is all about. Get it installed and sleep in peace!
sir, i want to know if the overflowing of water can be automatically switched off. i am not able to understand the above instruction. so, kindly request you to tell me the clear reason
Manjeshwar M says
Don’t worry buy product from Trust Controllers,only Water level Controller brand in karnataka got ISO 9001:2008 certified,good service good quality,fix it and forget about water problems.
Water level controller has sensors in the underground tank as well as in overhead tanks. Once water in the overhead tank goes below the sensor, the system automatically pumps the water from the underground tank to the overhead tank. If the water in the underground tank goes below the sensor, the pump does not work thereby saving your pump from burning out. It will pump water once the level goes above the sensor. It is a good system and will save you all the hassle.
please tell me the disadvantages of this automatic water level controller
I got one for Rs.900 TAkes care of Sump and Overhead tank , I recall This is Rocket science comparing with microcontrollers. The circuit can be done with few Transistors or Digital CMOS IC prefered Couple of nand GAtes and TRansistor drive and relay , With 555 IC Incoprated too. I got my Custom Design Complete Auto with out Gimiks Lights. Without doing any alteration to Existing Motor Wiring ( Just connect in parallel to Existing Motor power switch with Nutural and Earth wires. [ Complete Auto operations , With Whether proof push switch motor if required to start or stop ] Looks like Compact Electricial Starter like LK switches etc. with 2 Indiciators , Unit active watch dog Indiciation , Fault Indiciation LED RED when water is below foot valve level, I faced problem since GI pipe was used so Seperate wire was used to overcome problem. And Beeper for faults works for 4 minutes and beeper cuts off ]
And Gimiks lights is not useful in my point of view and product costs more.
Ashish John says
Can you please provide me the source code of the microcontroller used in it.
Thanx in Advance
Glenn Lee says
Seems to be a great deal of money involved with an industry like that. Personally it’s something I wish I had gotten into myself rather than just computers and computer technology.
My 6th sem project work was an exact replica of this. Though not as efficient, lets just say it worked during the final demo ..!!! Back than thats all mattered .. 😉
Wah! you must be really proud about it now… it is all over with wide adoption. Someone capitalized on the opportunity there!
we have one at our house also but u know its so often we have to switch to manual because the underground sump has no water
hmmm sad story, blame it on the depleting water resources!
TIC device is take care about overhead tank as well as sump tank leveling with controll.
Thank you so much for sharing some useful information with us, chief! 🙂
Glad that I am able to spread the availability of such instruments with my blog readers 🙂
This is very useful information! Thanks so much for sharing Mohan!
My pleasure Kcalpesh!
YOu got a surprise waiting for you in my blog
Thank you so much!
Anurag Yelkur says
How much does it cost??? And are there any particular brands and models to look for?
Not sure about the current price, but earlier in 2005 it costed us 2k including the device and wiring work (installation).
if you are looking economic product this price will come around 2500 with small period guarranty in 2015-16,But you go for branded like TIC (trust controllers)this cost will come 3300-3900 and you have to pay for cable as per length of building and up to 5 years given warranty.
Agree, I have installed in the house and its giving trouble free service since 4 years.
Right… ours went on for 4.5 years!
My uncle deals with them, so we all hv it as a gift 😛 😛
Very informative post Mohan 🙂
Wow… lucky folks! Thanks Swaram.
thanks for sharing a very useful information. Sometimes we really miss to know abt some important requirements for our own house.. This info is very useful.
Absolutely! Appreciate your support and encouragement.
Pavan V says
Its really nice to have this equipment in all households as it prevents a lot of water overflowing in view of the lack of attentive minds. Could you please let me know more details like the price of the equipment and where in bangalore can we get this at an affordable price.
Thanks again for your innovative ideas, motivation and the encouragement that you provide thru your blogs….
The price when we got this done was about INR 2000/- Not sure about the price of this now. I suggest you search for such dealers in bangalore and you will get a fair idea on the players in the market. The device I have is manufactured by Seagull Technologies.
Product by Seagull Technologies is something I wouldn’t advise. I have had this product. Its always been problematic. The service is pathetic as well