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RULE INDUSTRIES 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.

$59.99

Super Switch with Fuse 8247116 37FA
In stock online.

$59.99

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

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Pros

  • Easy to install (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

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      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Professional (5)

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    1.0

    Junk

    By Oceanside Fisherman

    from Oceanside, CA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

      Cons

      • Fails
      • Sticks In On Position

      Best Uses

      • Don't Buy

      This product has failed repeatedly. The switch sticks in the on position even with the float all the way down. I just recieved a call while out-of-town, bilge alarm on, another failed switch.

      I don't want to hear how sorry the manufacturer is, fix your design flaw.

       
      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 Rule Industries 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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              Comments about Rule Industries 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

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rule Industries 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 Rule Industries 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)

                         
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                        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 Rule Industries 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 Rule Industries 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 Rule Industries 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 Rule Industries 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.

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