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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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1.3

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (15)

7%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (6)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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Worked for a month only

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...Read complete review

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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1.0

Run as far away as you can get. I am on my 2nd in 4 months

By JWP

from Baltimore MD

About Me Professional

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Super Switch:

      It is a simple design, easy to connect but it doesn't work after 3 to 4 months.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Junk. Don't use this!

      By Sailbird

      from San Francisco Bay

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Super Switch:

            This very important switch failed after a few weeks of easy use. Could have overheated the bilge pump as would not shut off in a dry bilge. Should get NO stars, not one.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Best product

            By Ricky

            from PR

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Personal Watercraft

              Comments about Super Switch:

              Super

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Horrible piece of equipment

              By Captain Wayne

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  I have replaced both of the Super Switches (they had lasted for over 7 years) in our bilge two times each in the last two years with the same switch. The last time, they worked for two weeks and then were done. It was at that point that I noticed the common thread of poor reviews at every place I could look for the Rule Super Switch. Hope there is something better.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  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 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

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            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

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  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.

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