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PRODUCT INFORMATION
EIGHT STEPS TO SELECTING A PRESSURE,
DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE OR TEMPERATURE SWITCH
Ashcroft offers several different pressure, differential pressure and temperature switch models.
This guide will help you select the best model for your application. In many cases there may be
more than one choice, so the lower cost option is usually the best choice. As a guideline a NEMA
7 rated switch will cost more than a NEMA 4 rated switch. A Stainless Steel housing will cost
more than a die cast Aluminum or Brass housing. A dual chamber design more than the standard
housing.
The Eight Steps:
1. Does the applications require an Explosion Proof (NEMA 7) housing or a Watertight (NEMA 4)
housing?
2. Do you need single or dual set points?
3. Do you need fixed or adjustable dead band?
4. Do you need an adjustable set point switch or a factory set only switch (this step is only for
Pressure Switches)?
5. Select the appropriate switch model listed in the step 5 boxes in the pressure, differential
pressure or temperature switch selection charts. This selection would be based on comparing
the basic size and features of the switch models listed in the box based on your choices for the
first 4 steps. Refer to the appropriate switch product matrix or catalog page for more
information on the switch models.
6. Determine the operation range needed from the appropriate switch model range charts.
7. Select the appropriate micro switch based on your electrical requirements and dead band
requirements.
8. Select the wetted materials and process connection based on your process media and piping.
At this point you should be able to build the appropriate switch part number by following the
How to order this switch section on the appropriate catalog page. Additional switch options
should also be added to the part number.

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Field
Adjustablity

DEAD
BAND

LPA N4
GPA N4
NPA N4
NPI N4

DEAD
BAND

APA RB/NS/RS
B4
LPS N4
GPS N4
H4

Factory
Set Only

At this point you should be able to build the appropriate switch part number by following the How to order this switch
section on the appropriate catalog page. Additional switch options should also be added to the part number.

APS RB/NS/RS

SET POINT
ADJUSTABILITY

Fixed

Field
Adjustablity

Adjustable

Single

Select the wetted materials and process connection based on your process media and piping.

LPD N4
GPD N4

FIXED
DEAD
BAND
ONLY

SET
POINTS

8.

PPD N7

FIXED
DEAD
BAND
ONLY

Dual

Select the appropriate micro switch based on your electrical requirements and dead band requirements.

Dual

Watertight (NEMA 4)

7.

PPA N7
NPA N7

Adjustable

SET
POINTS

ENCLOSURE
TYPE

Determine the operation range needed from the appropriate switch model range charts.

APA N7
B7
FPS N7
PPS N7

SET POINT
.
ADJUSTABILITY

APS N7

Factory
Set Only

Fixed

Single

Explosion Proof (NEMA 7)

PRESSURE SWITCH SELECTION

6.

1.

STEP
NUMBER

Temperature

Differential Pressure

Pressure

Stainless Steel Body

Explosion PRoof (Nema 7)

Watertight (NEMA 4)

GPS

GPD

NPI

GPA

LPS

NPA

LPD

LPA

APS

PPS

PPD

PPA

APA

B7

H4

FPS

B4

ENCLOSURE / PROCESS INPUT

Single Fixed Setpoint

Two Indep. Adjust. Setpoints

Adjustable Deadband

Single Adjustable Setpoint

CONTROL FUNCTION

Fixed Deadband

General Purpose

Narrow Deadband

Manual Reset

Hermetically Sealed

SWITCH TYPE

Relay

DPDT

Buna

Stainless Steel

Teflon

Viton

WETTED MATERIAL

Monel

Vacuum

Compound Inches of Wate

Inches of Water

Compound

1000 psi

0-600 psi

RANGES

2000 psi

3000 psi

4000 psi
5000

PRESSURE SWITCH PRODUCT MATRIX

5000-20,000 psi
7500

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-40 750F

0-400 psi

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LDA N4
GDA N4

Adjustable
DEAD
BAND

D4
LDS N4
GDS N4

Fixed

At this point you should be able to build the appropriate switch part number by following the How to order this switch
section on the appropriate catalog page. Additional switch options should also be added to the part number.

Select the wetted materials and process connection based on your process media and piping.

LDD N4
GDD N4

FIXED
DEAD
BAND
ONLY

7.

PDD N7

FIXED
DEAD
BAND
ONLY

SET
POINTS

Single

Select the appropriate micro switch based on your electrical requirements and dead band requirements.

PDA N7

Adjustable

Dual

Watertight (NEMA 4)

6.

DEAD
BAND

SET
POINTS

Dual

ENCLOSURE
TYPE

Determine the operation range needed from the appropriate switch model range charts.

D7
PDS N7

Fixed

Single

Explosion Proof (NEMA 7)

DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE SWITCH SELECTION

5.

4.

3.

2.

1.

STEP
NUMBER

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D4

D7

PDA

PDD

PDS

LDA

LDD

LDS

GDA

GDD

GDS

ENCLOSURE / PROCESS INPUT

Watertight (NEMA 4)
Explosion PRoof (Nema 7)
Stainless Steel Body
Pressure
Differential Pressure
Temperature
Single Fixed Setpoint

SWITCH TYPE

WETTED MATERIAL

RANGES

DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE SWITCH PRODUCT MATRIX

CONTROL FUNCTION

Single Adjustable Setpoint


Adjustable Deadband
Two Indep. Adjust. Setpoints
Fixed Deadband
General Purpose
Narrow Deadband
Hermetically Sealed
Manual Reset
Relay
DPDT
Buna
Viton
Teflon
Stainless Steel
Monel
Vacuum
Compound Inches of Wate
Inches of Water
Compound
0-400 psi
0-600 psi
1000 psi
2000 psi
3000 psi
4000 psi
5000-20,000 psi
-40 750F

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LTA N4
GTA N4

Adjustable
DEAD
BAND

Single

T4
LTS N4
GTS N4

Fixed

At this point you should be able to build the appropriate switch part number by following the How to order this switch
section on the appropriate catalog page. Additional switch options should also be added to the part number.

Select the wetted materials and process connection based on your process media and piping.

LTD N4
GTD N4

FIXED
DEAD
BAND
ONLY

SET
POINTS

7.

PTD N7

FIXED
DEAD
BAND
ONLY

Dual

Select the appropriate micro switch based on your electrical requirements and dead band requirements.

PTA N7

Adjustable

Dual

Watertight (NEMA 4)

6.

DEAD
BAND

SET
POINTS

ENCLOSURE
TYPE

Determine the operation range needed from the appropriate switch model range charts.

T7
PTS N7

Fixed

Single

Explosion Proof (NEMA 7)

TEMPERATURE SWITCH SELECTION

5.

4.

3.

2.

1.

STEP
NUMBER

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T4

T7

PTA

PTD

PTS

LTA

LTD

LTS

GTA

GTD

GTS

ENCLOSURE / PROCESS INPUT

Watertight (NEMA 4)
Explosion PRoof (Nema 7)
Stainless Steel Body
Pressure
Differential Pressure
Temperature
Single Fixed Setpoint

SWITCH TYPE

WETTED MATERIAL
RANGES

TEMPERATURE PRESSURE SWITCH PRODUCT MATRIX

CONTROL FUNCTION

Single Adjustable Setpoint


Adjustable Deadband
Two Indep. Adjust. Setpoints
Fixed Deadband
General Purpose
Narrow Deadband
Hermetically Sealed
Manual Reset
Relay
DPDT
Buna
Viton
Teflon
Stainless Steel
Monel
Vacuum
Compound Inches of Wate
Inches of Water
Compound
0-400 psi
0-600 psi
1000 psi
2000 psi
3000 psi
4000 psi
5000-20,000 psi

-40 750F