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Old 07-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #15
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A light is a great idea and our Excella has a pump light but it's on the monitor panel above the stove and not in the bathroom.

My suggestion would be to add checking the pump to your pre tow checklist. You gotta have a list or you forget all sorts of little things, like TV antenna, etc.

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #16
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CA', the silver colored plate may pop out of the surrounding black plastic. Try it (gently). It also looks like the switches may pop out.

Check the instructions for the monitor, or the company website for info.

We forget to turn off the pump from time to time, but so far no faucet has turned itself on.

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Gene, You were correct. The fascia pops out from the top and and lifts right out. Three terminal connectors on the pump switch. Looks like the mini illuminated switch that Roger posted the link to above will be a direct replacement and take all of 5 minutes to install. Thanks for your help!
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #17
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Steve, glad it worked. It seemed the black plastic frame had to be screwed to the skin and the plate with the switches had to pop out.

While you've got it out, take off each contact and spray it with a little WD-40 to clean it.

I'd consider putting a lighted switch in, but we'd have to remember to look at it. We've gotten along without a checklist for many years (we still have the antenna and stairs), but the pump is one thing we both forget from time to time.

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:26 PM   #18
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I have always wanted to put a water pimp "on" light to remind me to turn it off. I 've never quite gotten around to doing it. What I have done is ALWAYS turn the panel lights on when I turn the pump on. This has been an effective reminder to turn the pump off.

I will admit that sometimes I even miss all those lights being on because I haven't remembered to look at the panel. I guess if I did have a little red light to indicate that the pump was on, I would miss that, also.

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:34 PM   #19
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Gene, You were correct. The fascia pops out from the top and and lifts right out. Three terminal connectors on the pump switch. Looks like the mini illuminated switch that Roger posted the link to above will be a direct replacement and take all of 5 minutes to install. Thanks for your help!
Have you measured the monitor switch to see if those switches will fit?
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Have you measured the monitor switch to see if those switches will fit?
Yes. Measured it with my trusty dial calipers. When I get the switch and install it, I'll post a pic here.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:18 PM   #21
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Perhaps a siren that goes off when you leave the trailer and the pump is on. Or an automatic lock on the door that prevents you from leaving when the pump is on.

Replacing a spouse with a 25 year old with a memory is probably a worse option.

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Replacing a spouse with a 25 year old with a memory is probably a worse option.

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Old 08-07-2013, 05:37 PM   #23
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OK. The switch that Roger posted the link to is a direct fit. The switch itself is $5.95, but the shipping is $16.71! I about had a cow and searched feverishly locally and online to find a cheaper one to no avail. I bit the bullet and bought two of them since the shipping was the same for one or five. Figured I would have a spare to use for another project.

Other than having a hard time removing the old switch, installation would have been a snap except when I installed it, the light wouldn't come on when the pump was on. It took me a while to figure out that the green ground wire that fed down into the bowels of the trailer was not connected to anything! It was merely capped off with a plastic terminal...


I connected the ground to the trailer body and voila! Snap in the switch, replace the panel and good to go.
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Looks good. I might even notice it when I left the trailer.

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Old 08-07-2013, 06:52 PM   #25
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I just bought a bag o 12v blue LEDs on Amazon. I stuck one in a white semi opaque tube and glued the assy behind the micro pulse front panel. Soldered the hot of the LED to the green wire hot when active blade of the switch low enough to not affect the connector and ground to the nearby circuit board ground. When pump has power, airstream glows blue on micropulse panel. -brad


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Here's a link for the Blue LEDS. $5.99 for 10, ready for 12V operation (drop resistor included).

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I plan to wire a couple of these up the to fantastic fans to show when they are on (hard to tell once the rain sensor has been activated) but I haven't found a clean source of switched 12V at the fan controls yet.
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Which lighted switch on the website posted is the perfect fit????
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Has anyone wired one of these up for a two switched system? If so, How did you do it?
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