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Old 05-22-2014, 07:01 PM
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This has been a crazy couple of months for New Wire Marine... really seeing tons of orders and many from right here on THT. I finally scrapped together enough time to get a post with a few of our recent switch panel projects.

We are really doing a lot of custom etched and backlit rockers lately. It's a really neat product and has a lot of benefits. We're also doing quite a bit of larger dash panels with cutouts for both gauges and larger electronics. We can precision CNC holes for chartplotter units and others with just the PDF of the mounting template.

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This is a THT member we've done several switch panels for on several boats... these are custom etched rocker switches:

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Here's a nice little switch panel set with both illuminated rockers and a backlit logo. We also cut his ignition hole on this guy. The second tiny little panel features both a rocker and an engraved symbol... all of this possible on a variety or material colors and prints (this one happens to be carbon fiber):

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This was an interesting little project. This customer had an old panel with only 4 or so toggle switches, plus all these gauges... we packed 8 (larger) rocker switches in this thing. You can really fit a lot in a small space if you try:

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This customer wanted BLING! backlights galore, custom switches... he's competing with another member of a popular forum for most decked out boat. We hope this helps push him into the lead. This was one of 2 linked together switch panels, when the nav lights come on - BAM - 6 backlit images and 18 switches pop on. But I'm getting ahead of myself, backlit photos to follow down this thread:



This is a backlit matching panel set in carbon fiber. This customer is going to install an existing ignition switch over the plug on the smaller panel. The blank dash panel is to cover a hole in his console with a matching material.

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Here's a large dash panel with Garmin cutout like I mentioned before:

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Some more backlit switches on our carbon fiber material:

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Again, custom cut rocker switches on carbon fiber... I think it really looks great in a glossy finish.

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Here's that switch panel with the boat name engraved w/o the lights on or logo lit up:

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Another carbon panel shot:

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That tall skinny panel again:

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OK, this one is interesting. This is actually Carling MS series toggle switches. This was a specific customer request. These toggle switches actually have a built in circuit breaker, and trip to a center position when current is exceeded. They are kind of like A-Series mechanical breakers from Carling, but have the standard toggle look. They also feature a gasket around both the shank and the retaining (shock screw carling calls it) screw to really waterproof the thing.

These have the same width as the A-series too, so we were able to use our 150A buss bars in the back... this thing is built like a beast:

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This image, compared to the first has none of the switches on... see the indicators are off?

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Old 05-22-2014, 07:10 PM
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Alright... still going here. This dash panel has holes for gauges and custom cut and backlit rocker switches... told you they were popular:

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Here's the one with the logo backlights on! Pic didnt turn out the best, but you get the picture:

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In this image of the Four Play panel (haha... four play... get it?) the backlit boat name is not on, but the night time switch indicators are. Notice that the nav switch is lit up at both the top and the bottom. That's b/c it's a Double Pole Double Throw that turns both the bow running lights and stern all round light on. In the down position it's in anchor only mode:

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A nice switch panel with breakers. These circuit breakers being assembled into the panel make installing really easy. We wire everything up so there is only one power input and outputs are labelled with heat shrink label according to the switch label:

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a metallic panel with chartplotter and gauge cutouts (and rocker switches):

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This one was for a Donzi boat:

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A large dash panel here:

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ah... here you can see the pre-cut holes for the electronics better:

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Another boat switch panel with lighted rockers

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In this shot you can see the switches with the lights on:

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Old 05-22-2014, 07:24 PM
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This switch panel set was made for a custom built center console. I like the non-square, but still symmetrical look these two panels bring to the console. I'll see if I can get him to get me a picture installed in the boat.

This set has matching red backlit logo engravings:

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Another view of them:

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This has been posted before, but with different switches on:

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This electrical panel picture has the backlights going... really readable at night:

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This is a neat photo b/c it was pretty dark. See how easy it is to read the labels?

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This is a blank panel set we did for a guy in wood grain material. These were REALLY strange shapes we had to duplicate. We were able to send him proofs to cutout and test fit. He never even had to mail us a thing:

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I actually really like the look of custom actuators on a white panel:

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looks great when lit up too:

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an even darker image lit up for night time reading of your switch loads:

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Talk about a unique shape!

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These were actually not fully custom panels, but this customer made them himself on our Design-A-Panel tool:

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A white panel with gauge cutouts:

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Well that's all I've got for now. Please check out our website and contact us if you have any questions.

You can also get an instant online price estimate day or night on your own custom boat switch panel right here: http://newwiremarine.com/fully-custom-panels/
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Man these look great, and I am about to look to get some for my venture. However what is the turn around time?

I want the switches in "Landscape Mode" so sideways. Basically on my boat the switches run up the both sides of my console. What do I need to do to have the orientation rotated 90 degrees?

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Originally Posted by brittonv View Post
Man these look great, and I am about to look to get some for my venture. However what is the turn around time?

I want the switches in "Landscape Mode" so sideways. Basically on my boat the switches run up the both sides of my console. What do I need to do to have the orientation rotated 90 degrees?
I too am interested.
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Does anyone know of where to get stainless rocker switch panels? Just like standard rectangular ones. I have Tiara Pursuit for salmon fishing and I'm looking for some switch panels for my downriggers. I don't need anything fancy just durable as the plastic ones that I have been using keep cracking!

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Question, currently my boat is 32 volt... Sometime in the future I will have to rewire for 24 volt... Are the switches you provide OK with both voltages?!... To be specific, the EXACT same switch is capable of working with both 32 and 24 volt?!...

The reason I ask is that I want to avoid having to redo any panels I want made after I change over to 24 volt...
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Originally Posted by brittonv View Post
Man these look great, and I am about to look to get some for my venture. However what is the turn around time?
Sorry, just checking this thread... If you don't see a response right away, feel free to email me at esteele@newwiremarine.com and tell me to get over here and respond!

lead times vary some depending on work load... even in the Spring rush right now though, we're spending between 0 and 4 days or so of iteration with your panel designer, then about 1 week production lead time from date of payment until we ship it to you.

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I want the switches in "Landscape Mode" so sideways. Basically on my boat the switches run up the both sides of my console. What do I need to do to have the orientation rotated 90 degrees?
We pre-print onto standard vertical switch configurations, but like many examples on this thread we can also custom etch switches. When we do this we can set it up in nearly any configuration you can imagine, 45deg or 90deg or whatever you need! All that will be worked out during the custom panel design process... remember each customer gets a proof of both the panel and switches for review/comment/revision, or print out and test fit!

Thanks for asking!
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Originally Posted by Navatech View Post
Question, currently my boat is 32 volt... Sometime in the future I will have to rewire for 24 volt... Are the switches you provide OK with both voltages?!... To be specific, the EXACT same switch is capable of working with both 32 and 24 volt?!...

The reason I ask is that I want to avoid having to redo any panels I want made after I change over to 24 volt...
In this case the switches we typically use would not work for you. I'd probably suggest using carling A-series switchable circuit breakers on this one and engraving the panel with labels. Usually the problem with switching voltages is the light in the switch can't handle it, not the contacts.

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Originally Posted by NewWireMarine View Post
In this case the switches we typically use would not work for you. I'd probably suggest using carling A-series switchable circuit breakers on this one and engraving the panel with labels. Usually the problem with switching voltages is the light in the switch can't handle it, not the contacts.
Thanks for your answer... I guess the new panels will have to wait until I rewire the boat for 12/24 volts and replace the current 12/32 volts setup...
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We're really excited about these. We've been working some some new technology that allows some really large... really bright backlights on our switch panels. This is one of the first working models we've done, and are really impressed with the way it came out.

This is going to open up a ton of options for boats, from simply a larger backlights than we previously could have done, to even easier to red text, to superbright, custom cut courtesy lights... the list goes on.

We're excited to start offering this for those really looking to jazz-up their boats with truly custom, super bright lights.

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New Wire Marine did my panels, exceptional work and service, I would not hesitate to use them again, Eric and I have some plans for some cool stuff soon!
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Do you have any pictures of a panel you have done with toggle switches and backlit labels on the panel? We are about to start 2 Fountain CC rewires, and are in need of more water resistant switches than the current rockers.
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Do you have any pictures of a panel you have done with toggle switches and backlit labels on the panel? We are about to start 2 Fountain CC rewires, and are in need of more water resistant switches than the current rockers.
x2!! My rockers last about half a season.
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
Do you have any pictures of a panel you have done with toggle switches and backlit labels on the panel? We are about to start 2 Fountain CC rewires, and are in need of more water resistant switches than the current rockers.
We don't do a ton of those, but happen to actually have one being assembled right now... not finished yet, but here's a shot of red backlighting on our carbon fiber print material.

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I'm wondering though what switches you're using? You know Carling does make a non-sealed variety too. We use the sealed type of course rated at IP68... I've never heard of someone consistently having quality issues with these switches.
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We don't do a ton of those, but happen to actually have one being assembled right now... not finished yet, but here's a shot of red backlighting on our carbon fiber print material.



I'm wondering though what switches you're using? You know Carling does make a non-sealed variety too. We use the sealed type of course rated at IP68... I've never heard of someone consistently having quality issues with these switches.
this is what im looking for but ..... can it be done in white carbon fiber?
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Originally Posted by finbuster1 View Post
this is what im looking for but ..... can it be done in white carbon fiber?
Theoretically it could be done. Lighter material doesn't lend itself well though to engraving and backlighting b/c the substrate must be light in color for the light to pass through.

You end up with labels that you can't read well during the day... would look fine at night, but most folks want readability both day and night.

Contact us on our website if you'd like to discuss your particular case: http://newwiremarine.com/contact/

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I am looking at the website and only see on style of cover. I do not see the style above. I just see the red background with white overlay pic...

Am I missing something?
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looking to get a panel to replace this one.
size is 8.5"W x 11.5"L.
I prefer black or carbon fiber look with white engraving.
Pre-wired with LED indicators and push button switches.
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