Marine accessories manufacturer SeaSense
says its new Solid-State Sensing Bilge Switch is designed to eliminate the
usual problems associated with old-style float switches. It can convert any
manual bilge pump to automatic, the company says, and works in fresh and salt
A new sensor activates automatically when water reaches the
switch’s installed height in the bilge. There are no moving parts. SeaSense
says the switch works even through oil and stray electric current. It conserves
energy by running only when needed, the Bonita Springs, Fla.-based company
says, while similar units use an intermittent pulse that can run down
When the water level reaches the preset level, the switch
senses the water and turns on the attached bilge pump (not included). When the
level drops, the switch turns off the pump.
The totally waterproof unit is enclosed in an easily
mounted, small, durable housing, SeaSense says. A waterproof fuse holder and
7.5-amp fuse also are included.
The SeaSense Solid-State Sensing Bilge Switch also comes
with Unified Marine’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. The limited warranty for each
product (excluding boat covers and boat seats) lasts for the stated number of
years listed with each, which is the life span of the specific product,
starting from the date of purchase.