To provide our customers with a quality and customizable solutions to their 12V switching requirements. To ship all standard orders – even custom actuators – quickly (the same or next business day). To provide quality technical support to our customers. To make every customer 100% satisfied, or issue a full refund.
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Simply put: You will be 100% satisfied, or your money back.
The details: Any unused stock product purchased can be returned for a no-questions-asked refund within 45 days of the purchase date. We will also fully refund one (1) custom rocker switch cover if it does not meet your needs. So please, try us out… and buy with confidence, we guarantee you’ll love it!
Honestly, I don’t know what’s more impressive. A response from a small business after hours within an hour or the fact that my order has shipped already. Really looking forward to installing the switches on my new Whitewater build. I will be sure to post it up on THT. Thanks a bunch.
Jack H, FLORIDA
Eric, Thank you so much for the info and advice!! I checked and you are definitely right. The draw is much higher than 20 amps and a rocker switch would never handle that. Just ordered the battery switch you recommended. I really appreciate your honesty and extra effort to find a solution for me.
Steven F, OREGAN
Thanks again Pam for calling and helping me decide what I needed. You were a great help and guided me in the right direction. I am sure that I will be able to use your assistance on more of my future project needs.
Tim H, VIRGINIA
Thanks switches arrived today. Installed them already. Great service.
Joel C, FLORIDA
Perfect! Looking forward to seeing them. You guys are great to work with!
Mike L, TEXAS
Thank you. They look great. I can’t wait to order more.
Dave I, UTAH
Great website, very intuitive with a wealth of information and good tips. I will be using your switches to power 4 linear actuators that provide table height and angle adjustments, the custom switch covers are perfect!
Of course we can. The cost of a fully custom switch with unique symbol custom text, or graphic placement is $30. Please use THIS FORM to send us the image and text you’d like to order and we’ll get in touch with you about proofing the product.
All unused non-custom products may be returned for a full refund (less shipping) within 45 days of your order date. Custom actuators cannot be returned or exchanged. If we somehow made a mistake and accidentally etched your actuator incorrectly, we will replace it. We do require that you return the incorrect product(s) prior to processing the replacement.
It’s often easiest to start with the switch function, like “ON-OFF”, and go from there with respect to lighting options, etc. You will probably find this SWITCH SELECTION MATRIX extremely helpful when starting out. Also reading through some of our informational blog posts will likely help. After all that if you’re still confused feel free to contact us with questions.
Depends on what’s important in your design… The primary concerns are price and color. White incandescent lamps are less expensive and illuminate white, while red LEDs cost a bit more and illuminate red. Current draw may also be a concern: incandescent lamps draw about 70mA, while LEDs draw about 10mA. Lifespan and failure rate are another criteria: White incandescent lamps have a MTBF of 10,000 hours, while LEDs half life is at about 100,000 hours (11 years of constant illumination).
Incandescent lamps produce a little more heat as well, and can actually make the actuator quite warm to the touch after extended operation (don’t worry, they are designed to withstand the heat). Finally we’ll mention the lighting cone: LED’s project a directional light, where an incandescent will illuminate in a full 180 degree hemisphere. Because of this LEDs do not illuminate the engraved text and symbols quite as well and the edges may be noticeably less illuminated than the center (which is right above the LED itself).
When designing a custom contura V actuator at RockerSwitchPros.com, you’ll notice a field for a “Bottom Lens”. This small oval, bar, arrow, or text lens allows light from the switch body to pass though the actuator acting as an indicator light at the bottom of the switch. You’ll want to select this option when you are going to put the actuator on a switch body that has a light at the bottom, and you probably will not want to select select this option if your switch body will not have a light at the bottom, although even if it’s not going to be backlit, it still works fine as a label.
Carling manufactures thousands of variations of switch bodies, and currently 10 primary product lines of contura actuators. The style of actuator is represented by roman numerals II – XIV. We use the contura V type for our custom switch actuators.
Our Carling V-series switch bodies are interchangeable with styles: II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and XIV switch actuators. So if you have a v-series switch, it’s VERY likely our actuators will fit on your switch body. You can tell if it’s a Carling V-series by looking on the side of the switch. Among other batch impressions, it will have a (4) digit part number starting with a “V” (such as “V1D1″).
Our actuators will also fit other manufacturers of V-series switches too, if it looks like the switch bodies pictured on this website, and your switch body is approx 1 3/4″ x 7/8” then 99% likely it will fit. Send us a photo of the switch if you want to make sure and we’ll let you know for sure.
Most printed actuators you’ve seen in the past have a lens with printing on top of it. The lens allows light from the switch body to shine through the actuator. Our custom etched actuators are different, because the engraving IS THE LENS! When we engrave an actuator the top opaque layer of the actuator is cut away, revealing the translucent white inner material – so that whatever is shown in white on the rendering actually BECOMES the lens.
It really looks great as a backlight… a far superior product because the text and symbol are really visible and night-readable, when a symbol printed onto is nearly always washed out/through by the light from the switch body behind it.
Rocker Switch Pros is actually a product line of the popular New wire Marine custom marine switch and dash panel brand. We are one in same, with all the great customer service, reliability and innovation our New Wire Marine customers have come to expect. In fact, as a Rocker Switch Pros customer you have access to all the panel board manufacturing and wiring services New Wire Marine offers. Contact us for more info on that.
You may also see New Wire Marine on your credit card statement for a transaction with RockerSwitchPros.com
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