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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
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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        5.0

        Good switch

        By Chris

        from Washington DC

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        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Johnson Pump Automatic Float Switch:

          I have replaced all (4) of the rule switches with these. They seem to hold up much better. You still need to keep them clean from slime, oil and general bilge crud. 3 pumps, 1 high water alarm and no issues at all.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

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                  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

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                      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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