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Old 10 February 2013, 13:36   #1
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Quick Fuse Question and LED

Hey folks, been a while!

decided to get the boat dusted off, and re-wired it finally (posted on here and it was a bloody mess) still isnt perfect, but a damn sight better, got a proper fuse box, and heat shrink on the connections etc, but probably still below the industry standard! Would some of you post a pic of your wiring please?

I am wanting to wire a bulb/LED in to the switch for my bilge pump, and put it up on top of the console by my plotter. I am bad for putting it on, running it dry and forgetting to switch if off again! What would you recommend for this bulb/holder/LED wise?

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There are lighted switches sold for that kind of application. Make sure it's a marine rated switch to (at least try to) avoid corrosion.

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Old 10 February 2013, 14:15   #3
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Jky,

had a look at those, but switch is in a stupid location below the helm, so out of eyeshot, so would need to be a separate light!

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Why not change the switch to a spring return one, so as soon as you take your finger of it the pump stops running?
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never even thought of that mate! not a bad idea at all!
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Most bilge pump switches are on/off/momentary. Switch to on to supply the pump via the float switch, momentary to supply the pump direct for manual pumping.

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Thanks a lot! Tres helpful as always! Cheers guys
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