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Super Switch

Now features a mercury-free design

The latest generation of Super Switch features a larger float for more buoyancy and less on/off cycling, top-led wiring with moisture-tight seal and grommet for strain relief, removable, "snap-in" base for easy switch installation or cleaning all in an environmentally friendly, mercury-free design.

  • Activation Method: Mechanical AgSnO2 contacts
  • Dimensions: 2-5/8"H x 2-1/8"W x 5"L
  • Capacity: 20A @ 12/24/32V DC
  • Warranty: Five years
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Super Switch 8247108 37A
In stock online.

$57.99

Super Switch with Fuse 8247116 37FA
In stock online.

$57.99

Product Description

Now features a mercury-free design

The latest generation of Super Switch features a larger float for more buoyancy and less on/off cycling, top-led wiring with moisture-tight seal and grommet for strain relief, removable, "snap-in" base for easy switch installation or cleaning all in an environmentally friendly, mercury-free design.

  • Activation Method: Mechanical AgSnO2 contacts
  • Dimensions: 2-5/8"H x 2-1/8"W x 5"L
  • Capacity: 20A @ 12/24/32V DC
  • Warranty: Five years

Specs

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Pros

  • Easy to install (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

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      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Professional (4)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    1.0

    Junk

    By Ron

    from Bristol, RI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Bilge Pump

    I use this for an automatic bilge pump. This switch has been replaced in Sep 2010, Oct 2011 and April 2013. It's April 2014 and the switch has failed again. Typically, the float paddle moves freely but the circuit does not open when the bilge is dry. It has caused one pump to fail. If I can't find an alternative, all I can do is hope it doesn't fail when my bilge needs pumping. At least there is a 5 year warranty which would be little consolation if your boat sank.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Awful!

    By Knockdown

    from Port Aransas, TX

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Base Plate Breaks
      • Flimsy
      • Float Hinge Too Tight

      Best Uses

      • Worthless

      Comments about Super Switch:

      This product is awful, awful awful. On the very first trip using this switch, the bilge filled with a foot of water and the float did not activate.

      The problem is that the float hinge is so poorly made, it's too tight. Even when submerged in water, it fails to pop up and turn the bilge on.

      My boat was minutes from sinking because of this faulty switch. I had to reach into the bilge and manually pop the float up to turn the bilge on.

      Not only is the product junk, it could potentially kill you and your family.

       
      1.0

      Very Unreliable - You WILL sink.

      By AB

      from Mentor, Ohio

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

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        Cons

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            Comments about Super Switch:

            My second "SuperSwitch" in less than two years has failed on the OFF position, both time allowing rainwater to accumulate in the bilge. It's a very clean bilge, with a pump well so no sloshing to hurt the switch. The old mercury switch that Bertram installed in 1976 lasted until this winter (12-13), now two SuperSwitches bit the dust in one boating season. Buy something else or sink!

             
            1.0

            3rd one in as many years!

            By bcav

            from chesapeake

            About Me Professional

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Super Switch:

                  Immaculate bilge contantly sticks on and runs down battery or does not operate in the lift position. Used with Rule pump this heavy amperage switch should not fail every year. Bilge cycle switch shows operation less than 10 cycles per year. Find an alternate solution for your needs!

                   
                  1.0

                  Not reliable

                  By AZJEEPGUY

                  from Gilbert, AZ

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Super Switch:

                      Last summer I replaced an older Rule switch on my 27' Sea Ray (picked it up at my local West Marine) with this switch. I figured it was a "super" version so couldn't go wrong. I've had constant issues with it not switching off or on. I'm an avid boater (2 boats), mechanic and have this installed in a spotless bilge. I'd buy the basic version.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Bilge Pump Switch

                      By Sailor

                      from Dana Point CA

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                      • Failure Prone
                      • Flimsy
                      • Totally Unreliable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Super Switch:

                        We use this switch on the bilge pumps (2) in a wooden tall ship. It is so failure prone that we keep 4 or 5 switches on hand for replacements. We use it to operate a Rule pump so we are not mis-applying it. I have had it fail in as little as one week of service. I have an old Rule mercury switch on my own boat that is 10 years old and still works fine. This rolling ball design is junk.

                         
                        1.0

                        Worthless

                        By Doug

                        from Daytona beach, fla

                        About Me Professional

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Super Switch:

                            This switch is not worth the price. In fact, it's worthless. I've replaced it 3 times in the past 2 years.
                            Luckily, my boat is still floating because I check it often.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Hire a boy to keep a eye on your boat

                            By captmuff

                            from SW Harbor Maine

                            About Me Professional

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy
                              • It sticks

                              Best Uses

                              • Landfill

                              Comments about Super Switch:

                              Absolutely incredible to me that the Rule Company sells such woefully inadequate switch

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Worked for a few months

                              By precambrian

                              from Long Beach, CA

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Super Switch:

                                  Installed new a few months ago with a new Rule pump. Just found bilge pump running with bilge dry, float lying flat on the hull. Tapped on it and pump stopped. Exercised the switch but still failing. Simple device should last till we die. Check the reviews and stay clear of this item.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Worked for a month only

                                  By tide rider

                                  from Venice, FL

                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Fit my shower sump

                                  Cons

                                  • Only worked a month
                                  • Useless as a sump switch

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Super Switch:

                                    AS with both Rule float switches that I replaced, this one worked for only a month before the ball stopped rolling smoothly enough to make contact. I assumed it oxidized enough not roll on its own. If I lift the switch above the shower sump cover, it will work but that makes it useless for keeping the bilge from filling with shower water. This switch was located in a shower sump that does NOT receive AC condensate so it got litlle use. The other switch was in a complete shower sump assembly with AC condensate and worked for 6-7 months before it stopped working altogether. I think I'll try a cheaper switch as they seem to work as well.

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