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Sure Bail E2 Float Switch

$44.99

Model # 8797342 | Mfg # 902-2000
In stock online.
Electronic float switch starts pumps reliably

Features a dependable electronic, solid-state relay switch sealed in a polyurethane foam float. May be operated manually by rotating the external shaft.

  • Activates pump when water level reaches 2"
  • Deactivates at 1/2"
  • Contains no mercury

Sure Bail E2 Float Switch

Dimensions 2 1/2" Width x 2 7/8" Height x 5 1/2" Length
Type Electronic Float
Warranty Details Five Years

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Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch
 
1.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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20%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great product..limited wiring options

This product replaces a previous model that was not polarity specific i.e. older product could be wired with either of the two balck wires connected to the + battery terminal. The new model has...Read complete review

This product replaces a previous model that was not polarity specific i.e. older product could be wired with either of the two balck wires connected to the + battery terminal. The new model has a red and black wire and must be wired red + black -. That's Ok but the wiring illustration describes only the the arrangement where the float switch is the only means by which the bilge pump is turned on whereas many applications are wired so that a manual bilge pump switch OR the float switch will turn on the pump. It would be helpful to include this additional wiring diagram in the instructions. This is particularly important now since they indicate that a reverse polarity will damage the unit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Now replacing the THIRD one

Original from OEM burned-up, replaced with like kind so as not to have to drill new holes. Second one burned-up just like first. Replaced with a 3rd one thinking "no way same...Read complete review

Original from OEM burned-up, replaced with like kind so as not to have to drill new holes. Second one burned-up just like first. Replaced with a 3rd one thinking "no way same thing could happen again". Third one just like previous two - switch stuck open, burned-up contacts, melted float; and this time, killed battery beyond recovery. Now looking for a different float switch for emergency back-up.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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1.0

the only reason i buy this product is because of warranty

By bob

from portsmouth r. i.

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

      this is the third time i have replaced this switch in two years

      Service and delivery comments:

      great

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor Product

      By Marine Engineer

      from Morehead City, NC

      About Me Professional

      Comments about Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

      I purchased this product to replace the same model in my center console boat. This product was not in use more than two months and found pump continuously running and switch smoking. I removed the switch and found that the back end of the lever that actuates the switch cracked open allowing water in the casing and shorting out the unit. It is disappointing that the unit failed after only a couple of months but even more disappointing that it is putting persons at risk.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor Quality Control

      By OldDukeDoc

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Fails Quickly
      • Poorly made

      Best Uses

      • Paperweight

      Comments about Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

      Installs easily. Worked about 2 weeks. Came out and found bilge pump running continually, could not shut it off. Removed switch and tested circuit...closed. Went to West Marine for replacement and took my multitester. 2 new switches would not close manually. Got a different brand.

       
      1.0

      NOT GOOD

      By CPT Rick

      from Beaufort, NC

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Comments about Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

      Replaced previous switch....lasted about 2 months. Replaced again (West Marine kind enough to replace under warranty)...lasted 3 weeks.
      Contacts fail internally.
      CHANGED BRANDS.

       
      1.0

      Now replacing the THIRD one

      By Bluewater

      from Corpus Christi, Texas

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Apparent poor design
      • Clogs Easily

      Best Uses

      • Don't

      Comments about Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

      Original from OEM burned-up, replaced with like kind so as not to have to drill new holes. Second one burned-up just like first. Replaced with a 3rd one thinking "no way same thing could happen again". Third one just like previous two - switch stuck open, burned-up contacts, melted float; and this time, killed battery beyond recovery. Now looking for a different float switch for emergency back-up.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor grade of wire

      By Bruce

      from Pompano Beach, Fl

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Comments about Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

      All other components in the biliage system servived, except for the wires on this switch; they were corroded and caused them to burn up and actually broke the wiring!

       
      4.0

      Direct replacement as expected

      By Notthd

      from va

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

          Heard of install issues, dwg was straight forward, wires are now color coded. Direct replacement in my sea ray 460da

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          product didnt work out of the box

          By greg

          from fl

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

          product defective- ended up using old one that was 12 years old

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Cost me a Bilge Pump !

          By Soggy Bottom

          from Jacksonville, fl

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

              I bought and installed this unit in Sept, it worked fine for a while, went away for 3 weeks in late November, and came back to find my bilge full of water. It stuck in the "on" position and burned up my bilge pump. West Marine would not take it back said I had to deal with the manufacturer. I bought a different brand for a replacement.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Wouldn't buy another

              By WF_Danny

              from Shalimar, FL

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • Doesn't last long

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mpi Products Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

                I've owned two of these. Both failed in the ON position. In other words, they left my bilge pump running dry for many hours before I caught the problem. Could not force the units to return to the OFF position, no matter what I tried. The second unit only lasted 13.5 months. Will probably have to replace my bilge pump as a result of the problem.

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