Microcontroller-based "intelligent switch" provides all the necessary wiper motor functions in one small component. Includes settings for two continuous speed functions (2, 4 and 8 second delay), washer system operation, and blinking LED lights in the switch to indicate operating function. Works with 12V or 24V DC motors.
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Comments about AFI Single Motor Intelligent Wiper Switch:
The description for the switch is vague, the install instructions and wire diagram accompanying the switch was poor, and the customer support was not of any help. As listed the switch is only rated to operate one wiper motor. The only feature I wanted from the switch was the delay function. Living in the Pacific Northwest delay wipers are a must have in my opinion. I wanted it to operate both of my wiper motors. No problem with the use of a relay. Here's the problem with the switch. To operate it needs a park signal from the wiper motor. The motors installed on my boat are self parking. I assume self parking motors are fairly common these days. Also, my motors are from the same manufacturer as the switch AFI. I called customer support for suggestions on getting the switch to work, or if it even would, with self parking motors. They didn't have an solid answer either way. I could tell they were looking at the same poor diagram that came with the switch. Bottom line is you can get it to work with additional relays and complicated wiring. Be aware you will be on your own to figure it out. Unless you are very skilled in drawing up and wiring control circuits do not attempt it. I'm giving it two stars instead of one because when it was all said and done I have delay wipers. The additional controls cost me an extra $40. I could of designed and installed a delay wiper circuit all on my own for only about $50 total. But, now I have a switch with fancy LED's. The switch would of been fine if it was plug and play.