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WEST MARINE Bilge Pump Float Switch

Model # 13997945Mfg # 2601WM


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Product Description

Safer than mercury switches, this switch utilizes a mercury-free rolling ball mechanism and includes an exclusive anti-spike feature to prevent the rapid on/off cycling encountered with some switches. Made of rugged thermoplastic. Universal design works with all 12V, 24V and 32V bilge pumps.

  • Switch Type: Rolling-ball float
  • Maximum Amperage: 15A
  • Dimensions: 4"L x 3"W x 2"H
  • Warranty: Three years

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West MarineBilge Pump Float Switch

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Works fine

By SV Hound

from NJ

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer


  • Durable
  • Easy To Install


    Best Uses

    • Bilge Pump Control

    Comments about Bilge Pump Float Switch:

    Robustly designed. Used it to replace a failed Rule switch as it looked as good and better value.
    It worked under test. I do not get much water in the bilge so only time will tell.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery, well packed and everything satisfactory.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Does not work as designed

    By Jordan the Industrial Engineer

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Professional



      • Your Boat Will Sink

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bilge Pump Float Switch:

        The quality of this float switch is unacceptable. It does not work as it is designed. It is unbelievably cheap and consists of a plastic assembly that houses a ball bearing that rolls to hit a microswitch. The ball bearing needs to have enough force to actuate the switch. If the water level rises gradually... like it would in nearly every case, and assuming that the float has enough boyancy to overcome the poor construction and rigid cables... which it does not, the device will still not switch because it needs a slamming action to work. I will not be installing this in my boat.

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