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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
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

Specs

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1.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (18)

6%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)
  • Flimsy construction (3)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Professional (6), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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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.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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1.0

Last one I bought last 3 months then fell apart.

By Bailey

from Florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Super Switch:

    Junk

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Do Not Purchase

    By Tony

    from Tacoma, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Super Switch:

        Failed after 15 months leaving rainwater in the bilge. Thankfully I check the boat often or there could have been a bigger problem. Rule, get a clue, a critical component like this should last longer. I am looking for alternatives.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        poor quality product, excellent WM service/warranty

        By Keith the sailor in MD

        from Chesapeake Bay, MD

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction
        • Poor Design
        • Product failed

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Sailing
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Super Switch:

        Switch failed within 15 months of installation.
        Product is a poor design to fail that soon.
        however, has a 5 year warranty.
        West Marine customer service was excellent. They looked up my purchase history, saw when I purchased it, and gave me a free replacement on the spot.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Excellent customer service.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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

            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.

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