Toggle Switches

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by mikeregas, May 31, 2013.

  1. mikeregas

    mikeregas I Love!

    OK just looking for oppinions here.

    who makes the best toggle switches and why. I am looking for 6, 2 on/off/on and 4 on/off. Just want to see if anyone has any experience with any of the different brands. I am looking at Cole Hersee, although they are expensive. I'd like to know if there are any better or same for less $$$

  2. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    The blue sea toggles are made by carling and have always served me well.

    Why do you need 6 switches? There are things you can link together for common usage, such as the gauge lights and the navs on one circuit since the only time you will need to see your gauges is at night when the navs are on.

  3. mikeregas

    mikeregas I Love!

    Thanks I will look into those.

    I am running:
    nav / anchor light off a three way switch
    Livewell and livewell light off three way switch
    Gunnel Lights off two way
    underwater off two way
    bildge off two way
    the other is not taken yet :)
  4. Creek Runner

    Creek Runner Well-Known Member

    If it's not a Miltary spec toggle switch it's junk! There are many manafactures of them, on all my rigging jobs I use Eaton Military switches they are very expensive but worth every penny.

    You can expect to pay about 3-4X more per switch. I buy them in bulk 50 at a time and they still cost me $$$
  5. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Great products and service