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Old 05-14-2008, 09:43 AM
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Adding two Rule 2000 gph rule pumps. Two wires from the float both same color, one goes to the pump other goes to hot wire from console. Negative wire from the pump can got to the negative wire from the console.
Now at the console I have a positive and negative wire. I have a rule three way bilge pump switch. Has one wire coming for the rear of the switch behind the light and three other empty spade connectors on the back of it. What goes where???
I'm sure this is easy, but the switch didn't come with any sort of diagram.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Old 05-14-2008, 10:47 AM
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You didn't mention any float switches. The Float switch should have a neg and a positive and a third wire coming out, which would be the float wire.
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float switch only has two wires?
Old 05-14-2008, 11:09 AM
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My bad...I was remembering the Rle bilge pumps with the float switch built in.



I found this at rules website...

http://www.rule-industries.com/suppo...e-code-102.htm

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- Three Position Panel Switch

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

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

Theother 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 isolated.
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there is no third wire? only two from pump and two from float switch
Old 05-14-2008, 07:23 PM
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3 wires from the console - 1 hot from the manual side of the 3 way switch - 1 hot from the automatic side of 3 way switch - 1 ground.3 way switch is the manual/off/auto switch usuallyat the helm station. Note that the ground wire may not actually come from the console. Hot from manual side of 3 way switch goes to positive wire on pump (but don't crimp/seal it just yet), hot from automatic side of 3 way switch goes to float switch, ground goes to negative wire on pump. Loose wire on float switch joins with the hot lead from the manual side of 3 way switch on the positive wire on the pump. Now test the pump on both automatic (3 way switch on auto and lift the float switch) and manual. Everything work OK?? Crimp and seal. Personally I use regular marine crimps with non adhesive shrink tubing. Crimp the connector, coat it in liquid electrical tape then shrink tubing over that. Be carefully as the liquid electrical tape is flammable!! Try to keep those connections in the bilge as high as possible so they are not sitting in water. Check float switch often!!
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Thanks everyone. I'm gonna put em in today.

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