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Old 01-16-2020, 03:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thank you all for your help. I know just enough about electrical circuits to know to ask a lot of questions.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Try a Google search for a, " 24v waterproof switch". You'll get thousands of them. I just did.

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Old 01-17-2020, 07:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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We should talk about the little engine that could!!
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Old 01-23-2020, 06:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Think you will find that they are listed as water resistant not water proof, I buy mine at reliable marine store like west marine, Bill
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You could use a heavy duty reed switch and totally encapsulate it in silicone to be completely waterproof. Then just lay a magnet next to it when you want it on. Put the magnet away when not in use so it doesn't deteriorate. Can't get anymore waterproof than that.

BTW, this is how I do my float switch to keep my lake drained from the daily watering cycle. The magnet (slathered in silicone) is mounted to fishing floats that rise within a PVC tube until they trip the reed switch to turn on the pump via a relay.

A capacitor on the relay holds it open for a few moments, after the float drops, so that the water in the pipe continues to flow for a moment rather than just draining back to the lake creating a on-off-on-off-etc. situation.
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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how about using an outdoor 110v ac switch? Ive used them on garden railroads I have build and have not hat a problem. Just an ide, im not an electrician but any means but I used what i had on hand and it has worked for 15+ years.
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
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reading the original post, he wants to put a small waterproof switch next to the switch motor.


So an outdoor 110v ac switch in the requisite enclosure would not be small.


I still like the one I suggested.



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Old 02-02-2020, 12:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I bought these since they were cheap and wouldn't be an issue if they didn't work. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
But they seem to be working fine so far.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:30 AM   #19 (permalink)
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They are 6 amp and should work just fine for years!!
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:26 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Awesome! Thank you for the confirmation.
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