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Capacitive limit switch LCL2

  • Limit switch for bulk solids
  • Device with rope probe
  • Rope probe can be shortened for optimum matching to the measuring point
  • Complete unit consisting of the probe and electronic insert
  • Integrated active build-up compensation: exact switch point, even with strong build-up
  • Mechanically rugged: no wearing parts, long operating life, maintenance-free

Please note: All product-related documents, such as certificates, declarations of conformity, etc., which were issued prior to the conversion under the name Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH or Pepperl+Fuchs AG, also apply to Pepperl+Fuchs SE.

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General specifications
Measuring methodA metal plate at the end of the probe, within the insulation, and the surroundings (e. g. the silo walls) combine to form the two electrodes of a capacitor. If the probe is covered or free of material, then the capacitance changes and the LCL switches.
Equipment architectureThe measuring system consists of:
- the device
- a supply point
- the connected control systems, switching units, signalling systems (e. g. lamps, horns, PCS, PLC, etc.)
Construction typedevice with rope probe
Operating modeMAX = maximum safety:
The device switches if the probe is covered or if the supply voltage is disconnected in a safety-oriented manner (signal on alarm).
example application: overspill protection
MIN = minimum safety:
The device switches if the probe is uncovered or if the supply voltage is disconnected in a safetyoriented manner (signal on alarm).
example application: dry-running protection
Rated voltageelectrical connection E5: 10.8 ... 45 V DC, short-term pulse on 55 V DC
electrical connection WA: 20 ... 235 V AC, 50/60 Hz or 20 ... 55 V DC
Current consumptionelectrical connection E5: max. 30 mA, reverse-polarity-proof
electrical connection WA: max. 130 mA
Electrical specifications
Surge protectionovervoltage category III
Measured variablelimit level (limit value)
Measurement rangedielectric constant ≥ 1.6
Switch-on delaycorrect switching after max. 2 s
Output signalconnection E5: switching PNP, Imax = 200 mA
- overload and short circuit protection
- residual voltage at transistor at Imax < 2.9 V
connection WA: contact change-over, potential-free
- Umax = 253 V
- Imax = 4 A (AC)
- Pmax = 1000 VA, cos φ = 1, Pmax = 500 VA, cos φ > 0.7
Signal on alarmconnection E5: < 100 µA
connection WA: relay de-energized
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 61326-1:2006 , EN 61326-2-3:2006
Low voltage
Directive 2014/35/EUEN 61010-1:2010
Electromagnetic compatibilityNE 21
Degree of protectionIEC 60529:2001
Vibration resistanceEN 60068-2-64
Climate classEN 60068, part 2-38 (test Z/AD)
Measurement accuracy
Reference operating conditionsvessel type: plastic vessel, ambient temperature: 73 °F (23 °C, 296 K), medium temperature: 73 °F (23 °C, 296 K)
medium pressure pe: 0 bar, medium: dielectric constant = 2.6, conductivity: < 1 µS
sensitivity setting: C
Hysteresisvertical 5 mm (0.2 inch)
Long-term driftvertical 6 mm (0.24 inch)
Influence of medium temperaturedepending on the filling material
Switching timeapprox. 0.8 s when covering and uncovering the sensor
Operating conditions
Installation conditions
Installation positionvertically down
Mounting locationThe capacitive limit switch can be installed in silos made of different materials (e. g. metal, plastic, concrete).
Process conditions
Process temperature-40 ... 80 °C (-40 ... 176 °F)
Medium pressure limits-1 ... 6 bar
State of aggregationsolids
Solid contents≤ ∅ 30 mm
Bulk density≤ 200 g/l
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-40 ... 80 °C (-40 ... 176 °F)
-40 ... 60 °C (-40 ... 140 °F) (Dust-Ex version)
Storage temperature-40 ... 80 °C (-40 ... 176 °F)
Shock resistancedevice with F34 housing: 7 J
Vibration resistancea(RMS) = 50 m/s2, ASD = 1.25 (m/s2)2/Hz, f = 5 to 2000 Hz, t = 3 x 2 h
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP66, NEMA 4
Connectiongland M20
thread G1/2, NPT1/2
MaterialF14 housing: polyester PBT-FR
F34 housing F34: aluminum
Probe: PPS GF40
probe rope: PE-HD
probe rope seal: VMQ
Dimensionsmax. ∅94 mm (3.7 inch), length 140 mm (5.5 inch) + L
L = 500 ... 6000 mm (19.7 ... 236 inch)
Process connectionthread R1-1/2 acc. to EN 10226, BSPT
thread NPT1-1/2 to ANSI B 1.20.1
Data for application in connection with hazardous areas
EU-type examination certificatesee instruction manuals (SI)
Directive conformity
Directive 2014/34/EUEN 60079-0:2012+A11:2013 , EN 60079-11:2012 , EN 60079-31:2009
General information
Supplementary documentationtechnical information (TI)
manuals, brief instructions (BA, KA)
instruction manuals (SI)
Supplementary informationObserve the certificates, declarations of conformity, instruction manuals, and manuals where applicable. For information see
Designation- LCL-Z10 cover with sight glass for F14 housing
- LCL-Z14 rope shortening set


ECLASS 13.027200503
ECLASS 12.027200503
ECLASS 11.027200503
ECLASS 10.0.127200503
ECLASS 9.027200503
ECLASS 8.027200503
ECLASS 5.127200503
ETIM 9.0EC001447
ETIM 8.0EC002993
ETIM 7.0EC002993
ETIM 6.0EC002993
ETIM 5.0EC001447
UNSPSC 12.141111950

Details: LCL2

Product Documentation: LCL2

Language Selection:
Product informationLinguaFile tipoDimensioni
TI00287O, Technical information LCL*ENGPDF1024 KB
Brief Instructions
KA00155O, brief instructions LCL2 / KA00155O, Kurzanleitung LCL2ALLPDF2113 KB
KA00156O, brief instructions LCL2, fail-safe circuit / KA00156O, Kurzanleitung LCL2, SicherheitsschaltungALLPDF172 KB
KA00157O, brief instructions LCL2 Rope shortening / KA00157O, Kurzanleitung LCL2 SeilkürzungALLPDF2649 KB
Safety and Security Documentation
SI00092O. Instruction manual LCL2ENGPDF978 KB

Approvals: LCL2

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CertificatesCertificato NumeroLinguaFile tipoDimensioni
Canada CSACoC 212978ALLPDF251 KB
Europe DEKRA ATEX Category 1/3 DKEMA 01 ATEX 1149ALLPDF943 KB
Declaration of Conformity
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-2219CALLPDF269 KB
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-2547BALLPDF260 KB
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-2220BALLPDF261 KB
Contamination Declaration
Declaration of Contamination / Erklärung zur Kontamination   ALLPDF137 KB