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  • Offline GarminDave   gb

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    Waterproof toggle switch?
    on: Nov 07, 2015, 10.07 am
    Nov 07, 2015, 10.07 am
    I have some LED strobe type warning lights fitted to my bike and am now onto my third 'waterproof' 12volt toggle switch.  The three previous models have all shorted out due to water getting in the works.

    I have searched for a suitable switch, illuminated would be good, but can only find the low cost imported ones that are around the £1 to £2 mark.  I have found some around the £4 to £7 but they actually look like the cheap ones repackaged and marketed better.

    Where can I find a waterproof 12volt toggle switch that is, waterproof I mean.

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    Last Edit: Nov 07, 2015, 02.59 pm by GarminDave
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    Re: Waterproof toggle switsch?
    Reply #1 on: Nov 07, 2015, 12.47 pm
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    Not sure if this one is "England waterproof", but all SW-Moto stuff I have is first rate.
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    Re: Waterproof toggle switch?
    Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2015, 01.10 pm
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    *Originally Posted by azgman [+]
    Not sure if this one is "England waterproof", but all SW-Moto stuff I have is first rate.


    Thanks, looks a good switch.

    'England' wet can be a bit special!  I'd like a UK supplier and want to mount on the plastic cover over the battery.

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    Re: Waterproof toggle switsch?
    Reply #3 on: Nov 07, 2015, 02.52 pm
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    Would these be any good ?  Waterproof Rocker switches used on boats
    Different legends available to select from, and have an LED backlight  :028:


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    Re: Waterproof toggle switsch?
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    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    Would these be any good ?  Waterproof Rocker switches used on boats
    Different legends available to select from, and have an LED backlight  :028:



    Thanks,

    I have ordered one of those, I currently have just a 15mm hole drilled in the cover, did not really want to cut an oblong, but I think this switch may just be what I'm looking for.

    Thanks Coconut,

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    Re: Waterproof toggle switch?
    Reply #5 on: Nov 07, 2015, 05.12 pm
    Nov 07, 2015, 05.12 pm
    Dave

    That's the switch I use but illuminated. Fit into the hole for the heated seats. I have two one for front strobes and one for rear (for NEG work).

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    Re: Waterproof toggle switch?
    Reply #6 on: Nov 08, 2015, 10.08 am
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    *Originally Posted by silverstripes [+]
    Dave

    That's the switch I use but illuminated. Fit into the hole for the heated seats. I have two one for front strobes and one for rear (for NEG work).

    Regards

    Adrian

    That's reassuring.  Did you use the heated seat power outlet?  I currently have them hot wired from the battery.

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    Re: Waterproof toggle switch?
    Reply #7 on: Nov 08, 2015, 10.37 am
    Nov 08, 2015, 10.37 am
    Dave

    No wired to the battery via a relay. This circuit also powers my autocom and NEG radio. Picked up the feed to fire the relay from accessory socket rear, in the glove box. Also fitted an override so I can run the strobes when off the bike, no engine running !!!.

    Switches are good and no holes to be drilled.

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