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JOHNSON PUMP Automatic Float Switch

Model # 10204196Mfg # 26014

$27.99

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Product Description

Features a mercury-free, rolling-ball mechanism with an exclusive anti-spike feature to prevent the rapid on/off cycling encountered with some switches. Safer than mercury switches. Rugged thermoplastic construction.

  • Activation Method: Rolling metal ball
  • Capacity: 15A
  • Dimensions: 2-1/2"H x 3"W x 4-1/2"L
  • Warranty: Three years

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Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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        5.0

        Simple and Basic

        By Rick

        from Sacramento

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use

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            Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

            Switch mounts on a flange on the Johnson Pump

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Four Year Service Life

            By Barnacle Bill

            from Black River, South Carolina

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

                This bilge pump switch lasted 4 years after installing it to by bypass the original bult-in switch in my Rule pump which lasted only 18 months and stuck in the "ON" position.

                I leave my boat in the water nearly year-round at my home dock. It appears that the Johnson switch is more reliable than the Rule 35A which appears to have reliability issues according to the reviews.

                So I suppose that I will install another one of these. As one of the prior reviews stated, it is important to allow a good coil of wire so that the float will rotate upwards easily. Also, I wrapped a piece of closed cell foam around the float so that it would come on at a lower water lever.

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Read manual

                By fly by night

                from mid-Chesapeake

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

                    Use must read the manual to address how to route the wires. You must allow about 6 inches of slack to the wires and clamp them into the base to allow the switch to function properly. This is a highly reliable industrial "micro-switch" design.

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Don't trust your boat to this pump!

                    By Scott

                    from Lake Tahoe, Nevada

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

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                        Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

                        How hard is it to make a simple and reliable bilge pump float switch? This switch's wires come out of the switch body at the pivot point. The wires move with the float as it raises, which will twist the wires and create resistance against the float. The result is, even when fully submerged, the float cannot raise high enough to turn on the pump. You have to have the wires supported just right for the switch to function. This went into a shower sump, so it's not "mission critical", but there's no way I'd trust it as a bilge pump switch.

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