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117 Series Hermetically Sealed Pressure Switches
Vacuum Switches, Differential Pressure Switches and Temperature Switches
Approved for Division 2, Zone 2 hazardous and corrosive atmospheres, and with optional Zone 0 intrinsic safety compliance,
the 117 Series can be used to measure vacuum, pressure, differential pressure, or temperature in a variety of applications. The
rugged, one piece enclosure features a slanted cover for wiring accessibility to the enclosed terminal block that is wired to either
a SPDT or DPDT hermetically sealed microswitch. All welded, stainless steel pressure connections and sensors provide superior
corrosion resistance – NACE compliant – and fire-safe protection within the harshest environments.
The 117 Series is an ideal choice for the most demanding applications; typically steel and aluminum
mills, chemical and petrochemical plants, pulp and paper mills, wastewater treatment plants, midstream and downstream oil & gas, and pharmaceutical plants.
Division 2, Enclosure Type 4X
SPDT or DPDT hermetic switch output
Terminal block wiring
• Pressure & Vacuum: 30 "Hg Vac to 3500 psi
• 1 bar Vac to 241 bar
• Temperature: -120 to 650 ºF
• -85 to 340ºC
• Differential Pressure: 0.8” wed to 500 psid F
• 2 mbar to 34.5 bar
Approvals: UL, CSA, CENELEC, CE, NACE
Epoxy Coated Type 4X Enclosure and Stainless Steel Component Parts
Hermetically Sealed Snap Switch, SPDT or DPDT Output
Terminal Block Wiring
Tamper-Resistant Set Point “Lock”
30” Hg Vac to 3500 psi (-1 to 241,3 bar)
300 “wc vacuum to 250 “wc pressure
(-746, 7 to 622,3 mbar)
0.8 “wcd to 500 psid (2,0 mbar to 34,5 bar)
-120 to 640°F (-84.4 to 337.8°C)
Storage Temperature -65° to 160°F (-54 to 71°C)
Ambient Temperature -40° to 160°F (-40° to 71°C); except models 520-525, 540-548, 700-706: 0 to 160°F
Limits (-18 to 71°C); set point typically shifts less than 1% of range for a 50°F (28°C) ambient
Set point Temperature models: ± 1% of adjustable range Pressure models 171-174, 218,
Repeatability 358-376, 520-535, 540-543 and 700-706: ± 1% of adjustable range; models 183-194,
544-548, 483-494, 565-567: ± 1.5% of adjustable range Internal set point lock on all
Shock Set point repeats after 15 G, 10 millisecond duration
Vibration Set point repeats after 2.5 G, 5-500 Hz
Enclosure Die cast aluminum, epoxy powder coated, gasketed; captive cover screws; anodized
Enclosure Classification Enclosure Type 4X
Switch output One SPDT hermetically sealed snap action switch; switch may be wired “normally open”
or “normally closed”; DPDT (option 1190/1195)
Electrical rating 11 A 125/250 VAC resistive; 5 A @ 28 VDC; 1 A @ 48 VDC; 1/2 A @ 125 VDC; switch
contacts gold flashed
Weight 1.5-6.5 lbs. Varies with model
Electrical Connection 1/2” NPT (female); two 7/8” diameter knockouts
Pressure Connection Models 218, 358-376, 700-706: 1/4” NPT (female); models 171-194, 483-494, 520-535:
1/2” NPT (female); models 565-567: 1.5” flush mount connection (mates with Tri-Clamp®
fitting systems), models 540-548: 1/8” NPT (female)
Temperature Assembly Bulb and capillary: 6 feet; 304 stainless steel Immersion stem: nickel-plated brass
(standard); optional 316L stainless steel
Fill Non-toxic oil filled
Temperature Deadband Typically 4% of range under laboratory conditions (70°F ambient circulating bath at rate
of 1/2°F per minute change)
Reference Scale Pressure: “High-Low” reference scale Temperature: reference dial
117 Series Customer Drawings
12753 - Type B117, Models 120 & 121
12760 - Type E117, Models 2BSA to 8BS
12836 - Type H117, Models 171 to 174
12845 - Type H117, Models 183 to 186/483-486
12843 - Type H117, Models 188 to 189/488 to 489
12756 - Type H117, Models 190 to 194/490 to 494
12765 - Type H117, Models 218
12758 - Type H117, Models 358 to 376
12968 - Type H117, Models 520 to 525
12971 - Type H117, Models 530 to 535
13362 - Type H117, Models 560 to 564
13363 - Type H117, Models 565 to 567
12755 - Type H117, Models 700, 702, 704 & 706
13476 - Type H117K, Models 540 to 543
13477 - Type H117K, Models 544 to 548
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