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bergermaister
04-26-2011, 04:44 PM
Can anyone point me in the direction of where to order a ballast switch plate to hold the three individual switches I'll be using in my setup? Looked around on-line, West Marine, etc. and am coming up empty handed.

Looking for something like this or similar -
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/ballast-switches.jpg

I don't care what brand like Gravity, Bertha, or just a blank. However I do like the Left | Center | Right labels. Is this something that can be ordered from SC?

I don't need switches necessarily (ordering from WakeMakers) just the plate.

Thx

11 Outback V
04-26-2011, 04:52 PM
I was just on the phone w Cynde from Atlanta watersports ordering some parts for a ballast mod that I am working on and the plate is available from them. I think it was 99.00. I may change mine to something different.

jmvotto
04-26-2011, 05:39 PM
I was just on the phone w Cynde from Atlanta watersports ordering some parts for a ballast mod that I am working on and the plate is available from them. I think it was 99.00. I may change mine to something different.

100 bucks for just the plate... wow ouch. i think i paid 225, for the whole wiring schematic which was plug and play with the pumps it had relays and a seperate fuse panel.

11 Outback V
04-26-2011, 05:41 PM
#111173 Harness, 3 ballast,60 amp $181.19 qty 1
#111046 Harness,3 ballast, switch panel $99.19 qty 1
#111174 Harness, 3 ballast control box $154.38 qty 1

This is right from the e mail I received from Atlanta Marine

Todd

brain_rinse
04-26-2011, 05:51 PM
Berg - do you already have the switches and just need the panel to hold them?

Todd - what are you planning?

bergermaister
04-26-2011, 06:43 PM
Nope - don't have switches or a plate yet. Found a generic sort of one that holds 3 from West Marine for like $15. Not bad (but not great) - I'm sure I could come up with something for labels compared to dropping a Benjamin for just a plate from SC...

Newty is stopping by tonight (hopefully) to help finish masterminding the plumbing and hose routing. Then I'm ordering the remaining pieces from Wakemakers, including the switches, hopefully before week's end.

I thought about making a plate - just takes more time...

Any ideas?

newty
04-27-2011, 12:34 PM
After all that you never even said anything about the switch plate!

Berg, I'd just build one.
Stop by an audio shop and get a small sheet of the black abs and diy.

bergermaister
04-27-2011, 01:11 PM
We ran outta beer and daylight!

That is exactly what I was thinking with ABS. I'll either stamp or engrave some labels into it for LEFT - CENTER - RIGHT. I used a label maker one time for the old fill/drain switch labels and they were great for a while but faded out pretty quickly.

It would be pretty obvious just looking at the switches in a row which one is which for me but I'm not the only one pushing buttons most days.


Let me know if you find anything on that 1-3/8" 12-UNF thread for a pump adapter. I'll probably hold off on buying parts until at least Friday.

viking
04-27-2011, 01:17 PM
Heck, get a piece of aluminum stamped out. You could get the labels cut right into it. Anybody got a waterjet machine?

LED backlit? This could turn into something BIG :)

jmvotto
04-27-2011, 01:41 PM
100 bucks for just the plate... wow ouch. i think i paid 225, for the whole wiring schematic which was plug and play with the pumps it had relays and a seperate fuse panel.

sorry mine was about 325 for the items included that todd had listed

newty
04-27-2011, 01:59 PM
BTW UNF I'm told, stands for "universal fine" thread, I have some ideas I'm looking into. FYI LOL

McMoomba
04-30-2011, 05:45 PM
Here is what I did.
http://moomba.com/msgboard/picture.php?albumid=63&pictureid=1184
and for wiring, no relays - 2 seasons no problems
http://moomba.com/msgboard/picture.php?albumid=150&pictureid=1167

http://moomba.com/msgboard/picture.php?albumid=150&pictureid=2169

bergermaister
05-01-2011, 11:02 AM
That looks great McMoomba - what material did you make that label out of?

I was thinking about engraving into a black plastic plate and then filling that with white paint or something. Or maybe hit up a trophy shop for that part.

McMoomba
05-01-2011, 02:26 PM
I used a laser printer with a vinyl paper with adhesive back.