BigFoot Magnetic Reed Switch
Magnetic Reed Switches have become popular among kayakers because they allow a magnet to open or close the switch without exposing any of the vulnerable electrical parts of the pump system to the extremely harsh environment that exists on a wave washed sea kayak deck.
The big foot switch kit features the same rugged sealed reed switch that is included in our full Big Foot pump kits. It can comfortably handle the current needed to operate a 12volt pump system using the Rule 500 GPH or similar without the need for tricky wiring or an electronic relay.
The switch can be used to replace existing installations that are fitted with:
- Surface mounted boot switches.
- Lightweight Reed switches and relays.
- Pnuematic switches with airlines and actuators.
- It is also an excellent unit to incorporate into any DIY or custom bilge pump installation.
The kit comes complete with sealed reed switch unit that features a simple two wire connection, deck buttons and bungee, magnetic slider and stainless steel fasteners.
The reed assembly has been cleverly designed so the bracket can be used as a drilling template for the deck buttons, this means there is no tricky measurement required to ensure the magnet and reed line up first go.