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MPI PRODUCTS Sure Bail E2 Float Switch

Model # 8797342Mfg # 902-2000

$44.99

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Product Description

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

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Mpi ProductsSure Bail E2 Float Switch
 
1.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor Quality Control

      By OldDukeDoc

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Fails Quickly
      • Poorly made

      Best Uses

      • Paperweight

      Comments about 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

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            Comments about 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 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.

             
            1.0

            Poor grade of wire

            By Bruce

            from Pompano Beach, Fl

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                  Comments about 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 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

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                            Comments about Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

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

                             
                            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 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 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.

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  great product..limited wiring options

                                  By Capt Bob

                                  from Martha's Vineyard MA

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sure Bail E2 Float Switch:

                                      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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