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RULE INDUSTRIES Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch

Model # 8247124Mfg # 40A

$48.99

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Product Description

Is the float switch working? It's easy to check!

This rugged float switch features a strong, fully-integrated, impact-resistant cover which protects against debris and jamming. 14-gauge, abrasion-resistant, marine-grade wire enables use with pumps drawing up to 20amps. Includes built-in test feature.

  • Activation Method: Float with mechanical contacts
  • Capacity: 20A @ 12v, 10A @ 24v, 6.5A @ 32v
  • Dimensions: 2-3/4"H x 2-1/2"W x 4-7/8"L
  • Warranty: Two years

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Rule IndustriesRule A Matic Plus Float Switch
 
1.7

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (22)

21%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Professional (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good Switch

      This switch has been in my Wellcraft for 4 Years+. I haven't had any problems. One review states that this switch ruined an expensive Jabsco pump. The pump has overheat protectiona and should...Read complete review

      This switch has been in my Wellcraft for 4 Years+. I haven't had any problems. One review states that this switch ruined an expensive Jabsco pump. The pump has overheat protectiona and should have had a circuit breaker. I have been pleased and trust this switch more than the automatic pump in my Scout.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Yearly replacement

      During checks for recommisioning, unit had failed - again. Disassembled to see if I could find failure mechanism. The "sealed" electronics unit had filled with water and the wiring had...Read complete review

      During checks for recommisioning, unit had failed - again. Disassembled to see if I could find failure mechanism. The "sealed" electronics unit had filled with water and the wiring had corroded. This cause the connections to fail and as the float would raise, no current would flow to the pump. I would imagine that it could also fail in a "on" position as well, likely causing a pump failure as well. I disasembled the replacement unit and caulked around the sealing joint. Hopefully, this will keep the water out. Too bad you have to "fix" a new unit to make sure it continues to function more than a season.

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      1.0

      Stuck Again

      By Diamond

      from Atlantic Beach, NC

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Clogs Easily

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch:

          The one that was in the boat when I bought it stuck and killed the battery. Installed another about 3 years ago and this one stuck on today.

           
          1.0

          Switch failed and caused major damage

          By Dave

          from SC

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch:

              after two years pump failed in on position, drained battery. Bilge then filled with water and caused major electrical problems.

               
              1.0

              Stay away from this float switch

              By cessna210g

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch:

                  Switch failed in the on position within the first week.

                   
                  5.0

                  Protection that is sure...

                  By rogueguide.com

                  from Gold Beach, OR

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Will Not Plug Easy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch:

                      This switch has a cage to keep items from holding switch open or closed. Keeps bilge pumps working properly. Nothing worse than taking on water and discovering the bilge pumps don't work...that will make your blood pressure to spike. Easy bro install and keeps your peace of mind

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works great

                      By Beagle

                      from Roanoke, va

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch:

                          Replaced pump and switch at same time. All is well.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Buy the extended warranty for this

                          By Timmy

                          from Key West

                          About Me Professional

                          Pros

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch:

                                If you have to use this switch due design of the shower box, buy two, get the extended warranty (if WM will sell it on this). Install the first and have the second on standby. Check it works on a schedule similar as going to the head...and you should be all right.

                                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                not reliable

                                By Reinhard

                                from NH

                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch:

                                    This is the second Rule float switch that has failed on my boat in the past year. I will not buy a Rule switch again.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Bad Float Switch

                                    By Chip

                                    from Washington, DC

                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Minimal Longevity
                                    • Poor quality

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch:

                                      The switch failed after 2 seasons. Controls Shower/Air Conditioning sump box. I'll need to replace the switch with the same type because it is a direct replacement without having to replace the entire Shower Sump assembly. I'm not happy about having to buy another one of these knowing that it will probably fail. When it does fail again, I'll replace the sump assembly with another manufacturer.

                                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      FAIL!

                                      By Capt Rick

                                      from Charleston, SC

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

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                                            Comments about Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch:

                                            I have no problem with the construction of this unit. What I do have a problem with, is the switch itself. After all, that's why it's called a SWITCH! Mine failed in the closed position and drained my batteries. Pulled the switch out and did a continuity test. Both float positions showed a closed condition. It's out of warranty but still looks brand new. Taking it back tomorrow and hopefully, West Marine will make good on it after I bring up all the negative feedback that has been posted. Thanks for the ammo reviewers.

                                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            1.0

                                            Totally Unreliable

                                            By Nornor

                                            from Sarasota, FL

                                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                            Pros

                                            • Can't Think Of One

                                            Cons

                                            • Fails
                                            • Unreliable Frequent Fail

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Rule A Matic Plus Float Switch:

                                              I have had four Rule-A-Matic Float Switches fail in four years. One lasted less than three months. One stayed on an burned-up the pump. Their warranty replacement procedure is very difficult, West Marine should consider dropping this supplier until they get their quality and service up to par.

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