(16 customer reviews)

Nav Anc Illuminated Rocker Switch

ON-OFF-ON, 7 terminals

(2) Indicator Lights

Both Red and Blue Lens Available

SKU: II-COMBO-42 Category:

Product Description

Nav/Anc Rocker Switch

Genuine Carling Contura II rocker switch labeled “Nav/Anc”.   This Nav/Anc rocker switch is a Double Pole Double Throw ON-OFF-ON switch.  It is mean to be used to trigger both your running lights (red and green) and stern light (white) – when the switch is up.  And when the switch is down, it turns on only the stern light.

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 Nav/Anc switch cover sold separately here.

Our Navigation/Anchor rocker switch has two indicator lights, that illuminate when the switch is ON in either position.  If wired correctly, the UP position indicates on both lights as it should.

This Nav/Anc 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.

Wiring Video & Diagram

This Nav/Anc rocker switch has 7 terminals on the back:

  1. 12V input – terminal 2 and 5
  2. Anchor output – terminal 1
  3. Navigation Light output – Terminal 3
  4. Negative source – terminal 7
  5. * Place jumper between terminals 2-5 and 1-6 (see wiring diagram)

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.

Rocker Switch Quick Specs:

  • Voltage Rating: 12Vdc
  • Current Rating: 20A
  • Circuit: DPDT
  • Position: ON-OFF-ON
  • Water Protection: IP68 (waterproof to >1m submersion)
  • Terminal Count: 7
  • Terminal Style: 0.250″ Quick Connect (spades)
  • Body P/N: VJD1-D66B
  • 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.


Contura Styles, Lenses and Colors:

This Nav/Anc 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 Nav/Anc Rocker Switch:

Your “running lights” also called navigation or nav lights are the red and green lights on the bow.  Your anchor light is the all-around white light on the stern, or on top of the T-top or radar arch, etc.  These are often controlled with one switch because they have a very specific operation per the USCG.  When running (actually moving at night), all lights should be on (red, green and white).  While sitting at anchor in the dark, only the white light should be on.

That exactly how this rocker switch is designed to operate.  It’s a true Double Pole Double Throw, and with two simple jumpers, it can be wired so the UP position triggers both bow and stern lights.  The down position will only turn on the stern light.

Please see the wiring diagram for details on how to make this happen.

16 reviews for Nav/Anc

  1. Jock Crewe (verified owner)

    The switch will be an exact fit. The only reason for the four stars is I haven’t installed yet. I do like the wiring diagrams and internal diagrams for every typical switch. Website is user friendly

  2. Karen Curry (verified owner)

    The switch was a perfect replacement for my original switch. The video on installation made the process so easy! Thank you!

  3. Louis Miller III (verified owner)

    Just as ordered. They work great.Easy to order and prompt delivery.

  4. Mark Serrano

    They look amazing and I cannot wait to install them this weekend.

  5. Grady Herzog (verified owner)

    Ordered my switch on Saturday and had it on Wednesday!! I was really expecting a 5-7 day wait. The product is an exact match for the switch I was replacing plus the benefit of having the graphic label printed directly on it. Quality is outstanding nad price was GREAT!!! I will be back for any of my electrical switching need!!! Thank You New Wire Marine for a great experience!!!!
    Website is user friendly and easy to navigate! Customer service is top notch!!

  6. Jeff Connors (verified owner)

    I like that it is a standard size and easily fit into the replacement switch panel I plan to use. Played with it today and installed it in the panel and tested it. Works great!
    I love your website. It is now my go-to site when looking for information and products. Site is very well laid out and I like the variety of the subjects.

  7. Eric Guglielmo (verified owner)

    Great quality, works as intended. Easy to use

  8. Joseph Hamlin (verified owner)

    Great fit,easy to install,overall good product. think it was great that you e-mailed a wiring guide

  9. Robert Shedd (verified owner)

    The switches are the best quality available. Order was shipped quickly and arrived on time without damage.

  10. Marvin Nakagawa (verified owner)

    Wiring of the switch was easy to understand and wire up. Item came in a reasonable amount of time.

  11. James Wallace (verified owner)

    Quality product arrived 2 days after ordering

  12. John Malecha (verified owner)

    Exact replacement for Keywest. Great!

  13. Steve Herndon (verified owner)

    Thanks so much! Excellent upgrade to have clean readable switches.

  14. Bruce Parris (verified owner)

    Exact replacement.
    Excellent Customer Service.

  15. Jason Moen (verified owner)

    Stellar product, no improvement needed. Excellent customer experience

  16. John Taylor (verified owner)

    Works great. Customer service was great. They gave me advice on the correct way to install.

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