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Waterproof switch for truck bed?

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1Fastrider

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Post Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:14 pm

Any suggestions on what to use? I got my LED floods all wired up and working great in the bed of my truck but I'm concerned that just having a regular rocker switch would be a bad idea. Any ideas on how best to waterproof the connections and switch?
coppertop4646

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Post Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:39 pm

Cover with silicone or hot glue
bad venge

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Post Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:57 pm

http://www.delcity.net/store/heavy!duty-push-button-switch/p_8065.a_1

I use these the rubber cover seals the front and a dab of silicone seals the rear
1Fastrider

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Post Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:50 pm

Very cool. Thanks bad venge
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Post Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:47 am

I've played with that one and considered carrying it, but it's way too hard to push.

Gonna add some awesome new waterproof LED switches in a month.
FreakShow

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Post Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:02 am

Make sure you post pictures of your truck bed's setup when you get it done. I've been pondering how to light my bed under my tonneau cover when I get home from Afghanistan. Good luck!
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Post Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:12 am

^ Would you consider using these? https://www.oznium.com/linear-lights/smd-bar
They are quite good for your intended application.
FooFoo502

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Post Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:55 am

I use Carling waterproof toggle switches on my boat and on the panel's of my golf cart. They have different variations of water tightness from water resistant to full IP86 submersible rated switches.

Here's the one's I use. You can get them cheaper than advertised on ebay..

http://rocker-switches.carlingtech.com/sealed-rocker-switch__20.asp
FreakShow

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Post Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:54 pm

Phil,
Those look like they would work quite well. I will probably have to place another order come summer when I get home. Would I just have to cut one of the ends off of the connectors to splice it to the wires from the battery?
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Post Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:25 am

Yes of course.
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