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Old 21-07-2010, 15:18   #1
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Rule Bilge Pump Switch

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for a Rule #43 3-Way Lighted Rocker Panel Bilge pump Switch, or a description of which colored wire goes where?

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Three Position Panel Switch

One Gray wire from the Float Switch connects to the solid Brown (Positive) wire from Bilge Pump.

The third wire should to be connected directly to Manual side of Panel Switch.

The other Gray wire from the Float Switch connects directly to the Automatic side of Panel Switch.

Connect the Black (Negative) wire to Negative battery terminal or buss bar.

Wire the Bilge pump directly to power supply, this will ensure that pump has power if the power system on boat has been disconnected.

Heres a few diagrams:

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ibexx - Your switch has the one with a red light and a fuse holder built in. What GordMay posted is technically correct but you'll need to interpret what you have in hand. The lamp should end up being across the pump leads so it lights if the pump runs either Auto or Man. So I suspect the pump common lead is brought up to the panel...or something.
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GordMay and Daddle,
Thanks for reply. Your information enabled me to to make installation.
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