2-pole switch, positive On/Off action. Disconnecting 115V conductors prevent lightening damage. Float automatically starts and stops pump. Top suction strainer, no special protection required. Automatic overload prevents damage to motor windings. Compact operated in sump pits as small as 12 in diameter. Cord set UL listed and CSA approved. Waterproof 3-prong grounding type, 8' in length. Watertight shaft seal, liquid lubricated, ceramic seal, prevents water from entering motor housing. Oil encased for quiet, cool operation and permanent lubrication. Pump is warranted for 1 year. UL listed. 1-1/2 discharge.