Maxwell foot switches let you easily control up and down movements of winches and windlasses from the bow or other remote location.
These weather resistant units have UV stabilized waterproof diaphragms, and are supplied with complete mounting diagrams, installation instructions and hardware. Available in a variety of styles to suit various applications.
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Rated at 150 amps maximum current and suitable for 12V or 24V applications
Available in UV stabilized plastic or polished stainless steel covered versions
Uncovered plastic versions are also available
what is the diameter of the maxwell foot switch?
Don't now anymore sorry
i BELIEVE IT IS 3"
I would need to take a measurement and my boat is put away for the winter. I am very happy with them and they work great!
Unfortunately they don't list any dimensions.
I have an older Simpson Lawerence windlass late 1980s vintage. There is no solenoid, the wiring goes directly to the switch then to the motor. Does maxwell make a high amperage foot switch to handle this application?
I have a Maxwell from 1997. I think the foot switch is high amperage. It is very simple, when you step on the switch, it pushes a thick washer (.100in.) to connect two M6 bolts. My switch has either No. 8 or No.10 gauge wire going to it. I am not sure what amperage my windless motor is. I'm sure you can contact Maxwell to find out the amperage rating.Hope this helps.
We just replaced our Maxwell down foot switch. 1 wire to a positive pole and 2 wires to the negative pole. The Maxwell 3500 does use a solenoid, however. The unit was installed in 1989 the year the boat was built. I can send you the schematic via email, but not till next week. You can go online and download the installation manual.That's all I've got.Barry T
Yes, the 150 amp switch will do it. I do suggest that you put a breaker in the line not too far from the battery so that the supply to the windlass can be turned off except when in use. That's because long runs of high amperage wire can drain batteries even when not bearing a load.
MORR IS SHEFFIELD
what is the diameter?
Do these switches have contacts big enough for the 150 amp rating, I do not have a contactor on my windless. and will need to the full current feed to the winch??
Rated at 150 amps maximum current and suitable for 12V or 24V applications. It will run your windlass with no problems.
Is the cover stainless on the stainless version?
The one that I bought is some sort of white plastic.
yes the cover is stainless and of very high quality fit and finish it will also fit right in your decks present hole as a replacement.Gary
These replacement foot switches for a Maxwell Freedom 500 windlass fit perfectly and were very easy to install. Only issue was not instructions at all, but pretty easy to figure out.
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Always have a spare
If you have a Maxwell Windlass, you will undoubtedly have a foot switch to raiser the anchor. They work great! However, after a few years of constant use (we have been sailing to the Bahamas in the winters and Maine in the summers for the past ten years) the contacts may corrode and not work as well or give out altogether. You never want to be in a situation where you have to raise a 66 lb anchor and 100 ft of 3/8ths chain by hand. Therefor if you have a Maxwell windlass you should always carry a spare foot switch. Not two weeks after I ordered and installed mine, a friend who has the same windlass said that his foot switch after eight years wasn't working well and asked where he could get a spare. BTW the Maxwell windlass itself is excellent and has never given me any trouble in over ten years of constant use.