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Old 17 April 2007, 14:19   #1
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Electrical Switches

I know it is trivial, but I cannot find any decent electrical switches for the console of the new RIB. I have got some totally waterproof ones, but they look pants, and the action is less than positive.
Has anyone got any recommendations?
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Old 17 April 2007, 14:48   #2
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the ones i fitted to mine seemed to have been fine and have a positive action and were not too expensive, did you consider these or are they the ones you have already purchased? there is a pick on my build thread
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Old 17 April 2007, 15:03   #3
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Ian,

I use these. Nice action and can be made to show different bits of equipment they operate.

http://www.seamarknunn.com/catalog/items/item3917.htm

http://www.seamarknunn.com/catalog/items/item4498.htm

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I got some 10Amp toggle switches from maplin with waterproof covers. Good solid feel. I made a stianless steel panel to put them in and they look fine.

Switches - http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...=2360&doy=17m4

Cover - http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?...=2358&doy=17m4

Only issue is they probably won't fit through a std console as the shaft on switch isn't that long but if they are being fitted to a panel it's fine.

Alternatively the marine rocker switches are good but expensive!
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Hi

I used these

http://www.moltengold.com/cgi-bin/eB...ectrics.co.uk/

From index marine part no. E-4410/4

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Ian,

I use these. Nice action and can be made to show different bits of equipment they operate.

http://www.seamarknunn.com/catalog/items/item3917.htm

http://www.seamarknunn.com/catalog/items/item4498.htm

Regards Nick.

Does any water get behind the dash and into the console with these switches Nick? They look very modular and where the housings clip together it looks like a possible water ingress point.
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I heard the ones from Blue Sea Systems are quite good.

http://bluesea.com/
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Any switch with an IP rating of 67 or 68 will be fully waterproof if installed correctly. RS components is a good place to look www.rswww.com. What you're looking for is an "IP67 (68) rated panel mount switch".

I think you need an account to buy online but I think you can still use the trade counter.
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A lot of Land Rover owners like Carling too (and the switches);

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I've used the Blue Marine kit, it comes mounted and ready wired on a backplate with fuses (10 amp glass cartridge) and a neoprene gasket. Also has the decals included so is reasonable value compared to the stuff separate. I think Farnell or Maplin do spare fuse holders if the originals go the way of all things salty about £2:00 ea last time I bought one.
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