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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
 
1.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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22%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Avid do-it-yourselfer (8)

      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.

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      1.0

      Poor Product

      By Marine Engineer

      from Morehead City, NC

      About Me Professional

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        Cons

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            Comments about 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 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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              Cons

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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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                    Cons

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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

                                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                        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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