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The Rule Model 41 and 42 3-Way Panel Lighted Switches control any pump equipped with an automatic float switch. The switch toggle has three positions: Automatic, Off and Manual. The switch has a spring return to Off from the manual position. Panel is black stainless steel and has red indicator light and fuse holder. Model 41 is 12 volts DC, Model 42 is 24/32 volts DC.
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Bilge Pump Switch
Regarding the Rule 41 or 42 3-way switch, in "auto" the pump runs about every 3 minutes. That's quite frequent and rather annoying. Is there any way to change the timing? In "off", the float doesn't seem to work, so that's not a good option.
In the Automatic mode of the switch it powers the float or water sensor of the pump. If you have an automatic bilge pump it's the pump that's doing that which is a normal function of that type of pump.
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my pump works on manual but not auto. Is it switch malfunction or a number of other things?
Most likely a bad connection to the float switch, or float switch is bad, easy to test.
i have a rule-mate 1100 do i need to hook up a # 41 panel switch?
You do not need a panel switch. You can wire directly to battery and it will be "on" all the time. I like the panel switch because it gives me add'l flexibility. It can be on "auto" as if wired directly, and can also be turned off (when my boat is on the lift and not used for extended periods), and I can also switch to manual (just to check operation, etc.) Note that the switch also includes a fuse, which you would need to add if wired directly. Hope this is helpful.
I have 3 way on off auto switch that feed a 3 wire water censer float switch that feed the RULE 12V 2 wire Bilge Pump. This is in a 13 ft Boston whaler 1987 thru 1990 or so. How can Get wiring for this 3wire float switch ?John Jomar36@hotmail
I have installed same on carolina skiff and installed 1/2"cpvc pipe as conduit to keep wiring neat. Plastic one hole straps did a nice job. The sun hasn't affected it in 7 years. If you are asking for a wiring diagram , google it. One wire is ground, the auto post wire goes through "auto" float switch and the "on" post wire bypasses the float switch and is connected to same wire leaving float switch to pump.
How deep is the switch panel, i.e., how far in the back do the fuse, switch and light stick back?
It is about 2" to 2.5". You should allow about 3" clearance for connection of wires.
1 3/8" to the back of the spade connector
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wiring diagram ?
thank but no thank If I the paperwork I would not requesting this info.
It should be included with the switch. As I recall 3 wire 1 batt.. 1 to float and ground. Double check the paperwork included with the switch though.clear and easy to understand.
I think it came with the pump, not the switch. Sorry.
Good switch for matching with Rule Bilge pumps (I have the 750 gph with built-in float switch). Installation manual for easy installation. Requires female clip on connectors for connecting your wires, similar to most wiring panels.