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Review my float wiring plan please 17 Jun 2009 20:17 #1

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In the black is what I haev, now i just want to tap into the positive side of the pump with a float switch to close the circuit if water enters the bilge unattended in excess of 2 inches. The red indicates my proposal.

Using Rule 360 pump and Rule 35 switch.

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Review my float wiring plan please 17 Jun 2009 20:27 #2

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That is exactly how I wired my new float switch. Tested the new switch, worked fine. Turned the MBSS to the house bank and the bilge pump started and in about 5 seconds it quit. Re-tested the new switch, nothing. Tested the pump at the helm switch, worked fine. What the??????

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Review my float wiring plan please 18 Jun 2009 00:07 #3

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I would fuse it between the battery and both the float switch and the toggel switch. As it is you have no fuse protection on the switch side. Pat

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Review my float wiring plan please 18 Jun 2009 17:23 #4

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Hurricane;311178 wrote: That is exactly how I wired my new float switch. Tested the new switch, worked fine. Turned the MBSS to the house bank and the bilge pump started and in about 5 seconds it quit. Re-tested the new switch, nothing. Tested the pump at the helm switch, worked fine. What the??????


Strange. Yeah it should work.

I found this searching last night...

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Review my float wiring plan please 18 Jun 2009 17:46 #5

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Tom Sawyer;311173 wrote: In the black is what I haev, now i just want to tap into the positive side of the pump with a float switch to close the circuit if water enters the bilge unattended in excess of 2 inches. The red indicates my proposal.

Using Rule 360 pump and Rule 35 switch.

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If the "+" sign indicates a direct, but fused, connection to the MBSS # 2 terminal........ then I like it.

If the switch indicates the factory "Helm Switch" (not an "auto/off/manual" switch).... I like it.

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Review my float wiring plan please 19 Jun 2009 19:29 #6

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Wired it up last night, seems to work like a charm.

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