Helm

$12.99

Helm Illuminated Rocker Switch

ON-OFF switch, 3 terminals

(1) Indicator Light at the Top

Both Red and Blue Lens Available

SKU: II-COMBO-30 Category:

Product Description

Helm Rocker Switch


Genuine Carling Contura II rocker switch labeled “Helm”.   This Helm rocker switch is a Single Pole Single Throw ON-OFF switch.  All of New Wire Marine’s rocker switches are labeled with durable UV stabilized ink and large format text.

This product is the ENTIRE SWITCH combo and includes both the switch body and the labeled cover.  Find the Helm switch cover sold separately here.

Our Helm rocker switch has one indicator light at the top that illuminates when the switch is ON automatically.

This Helm rocker switch will replace any Carling V-series or Contura style rocker switch.  That includes Contura style switches sold by Carling, Sierra, Blue Sea Systems, Sea-Dog, etc.  It uses an industry-standard 1.45″  x 0.83″ mounting hole.

Rocker Switch Quick Specs:

  • Voltage Rating: 12Vdc
  • Current Rating: 20A
  • Circuit: SPST
  • Position: ON-OFF
  • Water Protection: IP68 (waterproof to >1m submersion)
  • Terminal Count: 3
  • Terminal Style: 0.250″ Quick Connect (spades)
  • Body P/N: V1D1-B60B
  • Contact Life: 150,000 cycles
  • Lamp Life: 10,000 hours

What does this mean in real life?  This is an exceptionally high-quality rocker switch from the industry-leading manufacturer, Carling Technologies.  This switch will last many years in the harsh marine environment.

Download the full spec sheet here

How Our Switches Are Better:

  1. Genuine Carling switches – We’ll never try and pass off cheap Chinese knock-offs like some of our competitors. You’ve probably seen other sites list a switch as “fits carling”… that’s a red flag.  All our switches and covers are the genuine article.  And like all cheaply made counterfeits, you CAN tell the difference.
  2. Support – We know this product inside and out and are happy to help our customers.  Need help wiring up one of our products, just call: (843) 297-8348
  3. Guarantee – While Carling does not offer a warranty, we’re so confidant in the quality, if your switch breaks or the ink wears off within 2 years, you can return it for a free replacement!
  4. Durable UV stabilized ink – Have trouble with labels wearing off on your switches?  That’s because cheap non-UV stabilized ink was used… you won’t find that here.
  5. Hard cover style – We never use the “soft touch” style that will melt into a sticky mess after a few months in the sun.

Wiring Info & Wiring Diagram

This Helm rocker switch has 3 terminals on the back:

  1. 12V input – terminal 2
  2. 12V output – terminal 3
  3. negative source – terminal 7

A hard copy of the wiring diagram will be shipped with this switch.  You can also find it in the product images above, or download a PDF wiring diagram here.

Accessories:

Contura Styles, Lenses and Colors:

This Helm rocker switch is a Contura II style, as pictured above.  Contura II is the one with the small bumps on it.  We carry printed Contura II’s in red and blue lens options (selection from the menu above).

We also carry this label in Contura V style switch here.  The Contura V style includes a two-lamp switch, which allows a great backlighting effect for night readability.

Typical Use for a Helm Rocker Switch:

Use this helm rocker switch, along with our courtesy light, panel light, and cockpit light switch to trigger the various lights you may have around your helm.  There is no formal definition of what this should be used for exactly.  To me, it sounds like a dome light overhead shining down on the steering wheel/sounder/chart area (ie, helm).

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