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Old 07 March 2013, 04:35   #1
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cheap waterproof switches

I am looking for cheap waterproop swicthes 1, 2 or 3 switch units considered

Any help would be great

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Old 07 March 2013, 04:59   #2
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Ah now! Make your mind up, do you want cheap switches or waterproof switches? If you want cheap, ebay's full of 'em take your pick. Waterproof ones, go for Carling
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What PD said.


You can just about get away with a splash cover and greasing the switch, but it'll eventually fail.
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The simple toggle switches on the site above can be augmented by black water proofish covers that screw on.. I have used these on control panels years ago, they are ok.

Buy toggle switch covers online from RS Components
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I have used them in the past. They will last for a year of so and then fall assuned. They are cheap however it is impossible to stop water penetration into the console with these switches. Thanks for the advice though

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Mine lives in a garage, so probably sees a lot less "weather abuse" than some, but I reckoned use the maplin Toggle switches wioth rubber boot & added silicon.

So far I've had 5 years out the most used one and no failures. Even if it does pack up, I have a couple spare in the panel, theory being it;s a spade terminal swap to bypass the problem, and at 2 odd, I can live with the odd one packing up.
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from what I can tell, if your switches are exposed to the elements all the time anything under 40.00 will last less than 2 years and I have tried them all.
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from what I can tell, if your switches are exposed to the elements all the time anything under 40.00 will last less than 2 years and I have tried them all.

I've yet to meet a Scotsman who'd pay 40 for a switch!
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Try mudstuff they sell carling
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The moeller range shoud work, these are used in outdoor applications. Ip67


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