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Magnetx Switch for Kayak electronic bilge pump

  • Magnetx switch, magnet and deck fittings
  • Magnetx switch and magnet
  • Magnet mounted on the 'deck' above the Magnetx Switch
  • Magnetx switch mounted below the deck in the day hatch
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$80.00
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Product Description

The magnet switching system is good for both Fibreglass and Plastic kayaks. No holes need to be drilled through the deck to mount the pump switch.  The magnetx unit consist of reed switches soldered in parallel which in turn activate a relay.

Kit contains:

Magnetx Switch with 60cm electrical lead**
Instructions
Magnet in holder
2x Deck line guides
40cm Shockcord (magnet holder slides on the shockcord, fixed by the deck line guides, or use your existing fittings)

Fastenings for deck line guides not included - nyloc #10 round head recommended. Ensure nuts are not too long or they will snag things that you put in your hatch.

The unit can handle double cockpits - if 2 cockpits are connected we recommend a larger pump (Rule 800 or 1100) and a bigger battery such as a 3amph Lead acid battery - contact us if you are fitting out a double and need to purchase a bigger pump kit.  

The magnet can attached to existing deck lines / bungee and slides back and forward to activate the pump, though we do include two deck line guides and a short length of shockcord. The pump will run while the magnet is positioned over the switch.

**The length of electrical cord provided is for a pump positioned behind the seat - if you require an extra long cord for pumps positioned at the far front of the cockpit, contact us or put length in the Comments box.

We recommend Sikaflex 291 for fixing the Magnetx unit under the deck of composite kayaks.

We strongly recommend you have your battery in a Pelican microcase - battery case in the day hatch to minimise the risk of salt water impacting your battery. Mount the battery case well above the base of the dayhatch. The Switch should also be mounted inside a hatch.

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  1. a switch that (hopefully) works 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2016

    Hopefully, this is a switch that will actually work in the long term. Easy to install, well made and at this stage, bomb proof!


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