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Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch

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Model # 8247124 | Mfg # 40A

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

Specs

Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch

Dimensions 2 1/2" Width x 2 3/4" Height x 4 7/8" Length
Type Float
Warranty Details Two Years

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Rule Industries Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch
 
2.2

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large boats (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Advanced (6), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good design change.

I recently purchased a 2000 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer. None of the four bilge pumps were in working order. (3 in the bilge and 1 emergency in the cabin) Also, the original...Read complete review

I recently purchased a 2000 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer. None of the four bilge pumps were in working order. (3 in the bilge and 1 emergency in the cabin) Also, the original float switches didn't work. I replaced all with new. I like the newer float design with the ability to test the switch without removing it.

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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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5.0

very good experience, came to help

By Pat

from Goodland Fl

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about Rule Industries Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch:

    pumps water

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I like to shop at West Marine

    By Sailthebay

    from North Beach, Md

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sailing

      Comments about Rule Industries Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch:

      Sales attendant was excellent in taking care of what I needed in advice.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Keep a spare

      By Lance

      from Newburgh, NY

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • failed in two months
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats

      Comments about Rule Industries Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch:

      Purchased new in June 2045, failed in August 2015, lets see how the long the replacement (under warranty) last

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good design change.

      By Mark D.

      from Sandusky, Ohio

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Rule Industries Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch:

      I recently purchased a 2000 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer. None of the four bilge pumps were in working order. (3 in the bilge and 1 emergency in the cabin) Also, the original float switches didn't work. I replaced all with new. I like the newer float design with the ability to test the switch without removing it.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The items were in stock at my local West Marine.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Easy to Install and well made.

      By Mark D.

      from Sandusky, Ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats

        Comments about Rule Industries Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch:

        I purchased a used boat and found the three bilge pumps and floats needed replaced. I chose the Rule Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch because it is well made and easy to install.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Associates at the West Marine store were very helpful. There were more than the three I needed in stock.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Rick lake

        from Stl mo

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats

          Comments about Rule Industries Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch:

          Shower sump

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Horrible

          By fjordster

          from Minnesota

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • None

            Comments about Rule Industries Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch:

            These switches work well right out of the box, but make sure to have a spare in the boat since these will break shortly after installation. I've had two identical failures where the switch was stuck "closed". When the switch was supposed to shut off the pump, it just slowed it down. I'm switching to a design with no moving parts and uses electric field to sense water level. I am hoping for better luck. But certainly try any other float switch than this one.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Poor Quality Switch Fails Frequently

            By Chuck

            from Annapolis

            About Me Advanced

            Comments about Rule Industries Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch:

            Replacement is an annual requirement. Switching to another design after 2 replacements on a 3 year old boat.

             
            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 Industries 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 Industries 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.

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