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Rule-A-Matic Float Switch

Features an environmentally friendly, mercury-free design tested to over 1,000,000 cycles for reliability. Boasts a larger float for increased buoyancy and a convenient snap-in base that allows easy switch removal for inspection or cleaning. A resilient rubber grommet provides strain relief to the sealed wiring that exits from the top. For pumps drawing up to 14 amps.

  • Switch Type: Float
  • Maximum Amperage: 14A @ 12V; 7A @ 24V
  • Dimensions: 5"L x 1 3/4"W x 2 5/8"D
  • Warranty: Two years
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Rule-A-Matic Switch 8247082 35A
In stock online.

$39.99

Rule-A-Matic Switch with Fuse Holder 8247090 35FA
In stock online.

$39.99

Product Description

Features an environmentally friendly, mercury-free design tested to over 1,000,000 cycles for reliability. Boasts a larger float for increased buoyancy and a convenient snap-in base that allows easy switch removal for inspection or cleaning. A resilient rubber grommet provides strain relief to the sealed wiring that exits from the top. For pumps drawing up to 14 amps.

  • Switch Type: Float
  • Maximum Amperage: 14A @ 12V; 7A @ 24V
  • Dimensions: 5"L x 1 3/4"W x 2 5/8"D
  • Warranty: Two years

Specs

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Rule IndustriesRule-A-Matic Float Switch
 
2.7

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

46%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (27)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Poor design (6)
  • Flimsy construction (4)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (12)
  • Large boats (11)
  • Sailing (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (15), Avid do-it-yourselfer (11), Professional (8), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dependable product

This automatic bilge pump switch is reliable and dependable. That's what you're looking for. These products last for years, and will give you peace of mind. West Marine's shipping was lightning fast. ...Read complete review

This automatic bilge pump switch is reliable and dependable. That's what you're looking for. These products last for years, and will give you peace of mind. West Marine's shipping was lightning fast. Overall, this was a great purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't buy this switch.

I got a call from the marina that my 30' sailboat was sinking. The rule float switch (new design) had failed for the fourth time this year. Fool me once, shame on...Read complete review

I got a call from the marina that my 30' sailboat was sinking. The rule float switch (new design) had failed for the fourth time this year. Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, you're obviously picking on the right guy. Stay away from this switch. The rule mercury float switch ran well for many years.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

grate service as allways

By jr

from antioch ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rule-A-Matic Float Switch:

grate place to buy parts for my boat

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I probably will have to buy another one

By E

from Merritt Island

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Rule-A-Matic Float Switch:

    Have three installed & keep a spare. Boat stays in water so they need to be working.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Switch

    By Gordy

    from St Petersburg, FL

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Sailing
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Rule-A-Matic Float Switch:

      Quality product, definite switch operation, easy to install

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent workmanship, high quality

      By Gordy

      from St Petersburg, FL

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Sailing
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Rule-A-Matic Float Switch:

        Had a combination unit where the pump still worked but the switch was not so wired this in easily and works great

        Service and delivery comments:

        packaged well with good instructions

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Failed after 2 months

        By John M.

        from Tacoma, WA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Sailing
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Rule-A-Matic Float Switch:

        I replaced the previous Rule switch with the same one. I have no idea how long the switch I had was, but the new one went bad within 2 months. It wouldn't completely shut off. after removing it, and inspecting it, I gave it a shake... and the housing was full of water. No wonder it wouldn't shut off, as the water in it was completing the electrical connection. Very disappointing, as this switch is kind of pricey.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By JD

        from Deale,md

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats
          • Sailing
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Rule-A-Matic Float Switch:

          Great product

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exact fit, problem solved. Pricing good as well!

          By King fisher

          from fort myers

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about Rule-A-Matic Float Switch:

            Works well and little effort.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            float switch a little light

            By fish finder

            from orange park fl

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install
            • Flimsy Construction
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Personal Watercraft

            Comments about Rule-A-Matic Float Switch:

            plastic lightweight every 2 yrs you would do well to just replace and be done with it. It would have been so easy to make a durable design with a no fail lift

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            WISH WE HAD MORE CHOISES

            By MRSNOOK2

            from FL

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats
            • Pontoon Boats
            • Sailing
            • Small Boats

            Comments about Rule-A-Matic Float Switch:

            THEY ONLY LAST 2-3 YEARS AT THE MOST {I HAVE 4 IN MY BOAT} BUT THERES NOT MUCH ELSE OUT THERE TO CHOISE FROM.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            This switch is the only one that fits in my shower sump

            By none

            from Chesapeake Bay

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats

            Comments about Rule-A-Matic Float Switch:

            This is the second switch I had to install in my forward shower sump in little more than a year. One would think the product would be a little more reliable as that shower is not used very often.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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