Light on dashboard bilge pump switch

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by DAVIS,BRIAN R, Apr 11, 2001.

  1. DAVIS,BRIAN R
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    Two questions regarding the light on dashboard bilge pump switch:

    1.) Why does it have to be a 24V bulb? Why not 12V? (Mine glows VERY dimly).

    2.) Is the light wired in such a way that it illuminates only when the
    switch is pulled out, or is it wired in such a way that it glows only if
    juice is making it back to the actual pump motor?

    Wouldn't it be really cool if we could wire the light to come on whenever a
    float switch raised up enough to trigger the back-up bilge pump?

    Thanks, Brian Davis
     
  2. > HI Brian,

    I did just that to my car . all you need to do is get a float switch
    check www.westmarine.com and go to your local radio shack and you can
    buy 12v bulbs I drilled a hole in the dash and installed a blue light
    that comes on when I get a certain amount of water then I know to
    make sure bilge is turned on or working.

    Doug

    or you can check dave chapmans page about a water alarm but i like
    the light makes people worry less :cool:






    > Wouldn't it be really cool if we could wire the light to come on
    whenever a
    > float switch raised up enough to trigger the back-up bilge pump?
    >
    > Thanks, Brian Davis
     
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