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RULE INDUSTRIES Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch

Model # 8247124Mfg # 40A

$49.99

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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 Industries Rule-A-Matic Plus Float Switch
 
2.0

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

26%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Professional (4), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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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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.

    • 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
         
        1.0

        Poor Quality Switch Fails Frequently

        By Chuck

        from Annapolis

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              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.

                       
                      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 Industries 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 Industries 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 Industries 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 Industries 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.

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