Originally Posted by Kevin Redbond
Can anyone offer their recommendations as to the best electronic bilge pumps .... I've been through a sequence of Whale pumps and can't keep replacing them every couple of months ... I'm veering towards a non-submerged pump, with pick-up and seperate float switch - Any thoughts Guys ?
I have used whale pumps in the past and they have been fine.
There is one with a built in electronic switch and you can get a standalone electronic switch which I have also used.
The standalone worked very well. I have it as a deck pump to clear rainwater. It has two sensors, one above the other. It will not switch on until both sensors are covered and switches off when the lower one is uncovered and five seconds after that. It stops constant switching on and off.
I was concerned about it draining the battery but it takes so little on standby its of no significance.
I would certainly use it again.
They have updated it so mine looks slightly different to this:
First, pump with integrated sensor
second, electronic field switch.