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On/off rocker switch with 4 pins? #13215444 07/15/19 05:39 PM
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Not sure why Amazon and Ebay think all marine switches should be ON/OFF/ON. I need to replace the power switch for my switch panel and everything I looked at the has more than 3 pins is ON/OFF/ON. I think out of 12 switches I only have 2 that are ON/OFF/ON and 1 does not need to be.


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Re: On/off rocker switch with 4 pins? [Re: Stump jumper] #13215866 07/16/19 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Stump jumper
Not sure why Amazon and Ebay think all marine switches should be ON/OFF/ON. I need to replace the power switch for my switch panel and everything I looked at the has more than 3 pins is ON/OFF/ON. I think out of 12 switches I only have 2 that are ON/OFF/ON and 1 does not need to be.

Lights(running/anchor), dual fuel tanks(gauge), starboard fill (auto/man), starboard recirculate (auto/man), port fill (auto/man), port recirculate (auto/man). 6 of 9 on a Skeeter are three position switches. To get the exact same switch, but off/on, go to Oriellys. They have them in three-way or two-way. They even have labels that go behind the square colored part for identification when the switch is activated.


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Re: On/off rocker switch with 4 pins? [Re: Stump jumper] #13215935 07/16/19 01:35 AM
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After lots of searching finally found it on Ebay. Exact same switch but amber when on instead of red. Not bad that power is different. I can use the old switch rocker cover which is already labelled. I have unused switches I could move but for $15 why move a 13 year old switch.


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Re: On/off rocker switch with 4 pins? [Re: Stump jumper] #13217777 07/17/19 09:01 PM
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Re: On/off rocker switch with 4 pins? [Re: Stump jumper] #13218466 07/18/19 03:50 PM
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Check out otrattw.net. All kinds of switches.

Re: On/off rocker switch with 4 pins? [Re: Stump jumper] #13225037 07/25/19 11:04 AM
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Make sure you search for Carling marine switches. Many of the online switches are not marine grade


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Re: On/off rocker switch with 4 pins? [Re: John175☮] #13225253 07/25/19 02:52 PM
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Make sure you search for Carling marine switches. Many of the online switches are not marine grade


That is what I bought. Installed last Saturday. All is well. Indicator light is not lit full time like old switch. Now I have to fix my instrument lights. It is the switch next to the main panel switch I replaced so I may have knocked a connector loose.


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Re: On/off rocker switch with 4 pins? [Re: Stump jumper] #13225970 07/26/19 11:56 AM
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For the Carling rocker switches...

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Re: On/off rocker switch with 4 pins? [Re: Stump jumper] #13226265 07/26/19 05:20 PM
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thanks, company I bought stated that they supply a wire diagram with every switch, wrong. I had to go back and look it up. I knew from pulling the old one where the wire went but just wanted to 2x check.


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Re: On/off rocker switch with 4 pins? [Re: Stump jumper] #13226295 07/26/19 06:05 PM
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On the Carling 2 is positive, 3 is power out and 7 is the light negative.

Does not matter how many legs on the switch.


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