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Old 07-05-2018, 12:15   #1
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Rocker Switch for Beneteau 373

The rocker switch of my Beneteau 373 are failing. I have to change two of them. Is there anybody who has experience to replace this switches.
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The rocker switch of my Beneteau 373 are failing. I have to change two of them. Is there anybody who has experience to replace this switches.
Which rocker switches? On the AC/DC panel, helm or interior light switches?
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Re: Rocker Switch for Beneteau 373

Have a good look on ebay you will probably find them !
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Re: Rocker Switch for Beneteau 373

Assuming you're talking about panel switches, the last Beneteau I was on they looked like Blue Seas variety. Just open the panel, remove the switch, and take it to your local Chandlery. They should know what it is and be able to order you replacements if they don't have them in stock.
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Re: Rocker Switch for Beneteau 373

Thank you for your reply
I mean the rocker switch on the AC/DC Panel. They are 4 poles and 16 A - 250 V AC - 50 V DC
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Re: Rocker Switch for Beneteau 373

I tried it. They have similiar but when I asked 16 A - 240 V AC - 50 V DC they don't have it
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I tried it. They have similiar but when I asked 16 A - 240 V AC - 50 V DC they don't have it
Search eBay for "Carling rocker switch"
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I tried it. They have similiar but when I asked 16 A - 240 V AC - 50 V DC they don't have it
I think you are actually looking for a Circuit Breaker, not a switch. Could that be the difference? If you take the old one out, there should be a part number on it.
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I think you are actually looking for a Circuit Breaker, not a switch. Could that be the difference? If you take the old one out, there should be a part number on it.
Agreed, I think attaching a photograph would be really useful for all those trying to help-out.
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Search eBay for "Carling rocker switch"
If so, you could search for "Contura switches" and see if the pictures are what you're on about.

Blue Seas and Whitecap are brands that have Carling Technologies "Contura" switches. (Overton's is a source for Whitecap.) Near as I can tell, these are usually rated for both 20A at 12V and 15A at 24V, and they have illuminated and non-illuminated options, and various single/double-pole and single/double-throw configurations.

(Oddly, one time a Blue Seas V1B1 illuminated switch I got for a replacement didn't light up enough for me to see the amber LED, whereas the Whitecap V1D1 did light up enough to see the white LED. The Blue Seas folks were very helpful, but the result was the amber LED wan't great. Otherwise, they seemed to be the same switch, and the V1B1 otherwise worked as expected.)

BTW, the rockers are called "actuators" and there's a little gizmo you can get to make removing and installing those easy.


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I mean the rocker switch on the AC/DC Panel. They are 4 poles and 16 A - 250 V AC - 50 V DC
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I tried it. They have similiar but when I asked 16 A - 240 V AC - 50 V DC they don't have it
The 240V AC and 50V DC in the same sentence are a bit confusing to me...

But if it ends up you're not talking about Contura switches, try going to the Blue Seas website and see if you can find what you're after...


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I tried it. They have similiar but when I asked 16 A - 240 V AC - 50 V DC they don't have it
What current does the switch actually have to handle?

Is it AC or DC? If DC probably 12 volts.

All you have to do is find the same size switch with the same configuration - SPDT for example - that is rated higher than the current that it is used for. With 4 connectors it is a single pole double throw switch. The extra connection - usually offset - is for the negative for the light.
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Re: Rocker Switch for Beneteau 373

I am looking for the manufacturer of my 12volt rocker switch pael in the owners cabi on my 41s5
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