Mounting Panels & Panel Blanks
*This page was updated on 12/13/2021*
What is a marine rocker switch panel?
A marine rocker switch panel, or panel blank as we'll call it, are custom sized manufactured panels that are ready to be loaded with breakers, marine rocker switches, and more. Pacer Group currently manufactures three different styles of panels blanks, each designed to serve a particular function, and each available in a range of sizes. We offer panels sized just for blank toggle switches, sized just for breakers, or sized to hold both. These panels are also available in either 5052 H32 marine grade aluminum or high-quality Lexan although the material is determined by the style you select. Additionally, we carry mounting panels so that you have the option to create your own panel as needed. The point of offering this many types of panels is choice. We want you to have as many choices as possible so that you can find the solution that fits your needs. Creating your own custom rocker switch panel is an effective way to get the look and functionality you want. All our panel blanks are made to high standards and are visually inspected before they leave our facility.
"We want you to have as many choices as possible so that you can find the solution that fits your needs"
Where are these products implemented?
Mounting panels and panel blanks offer convenient solutions
Mounting panels and panel blanks are implemented in applications that call for customized panels to be installed. This is why we offer such a range of panel types, so that you can find the exact type you need. These panel blanks are ideal for new installations as well as when replacing parts. Say you have damaged panels or scratched panels. Then these are the perfect solution for you. All you will need are the proper breakers and switches. Now that we have covered where these products are implemented, let us look at what types we offer.
Types of panel blanks do we offer?
As we will get into further down, there are three main styles of panels blanks that we manufacture and carry. Each of these styles is meant for a specific purpose. We manufacture Contura switch and breaker panel blanks, contura switch panel blanks, and a-frame panel blanks.
What are Contura Switch & Breaker panel blanks?
When you have to reset a breaker, it is convenient to have that breaker directly next to the switch it is connected to. That’s the idea behind our Contura switch and breaker panel blanks. They make reestablishing power an easy process. As the name implies, this type of custom rocker switch panel has precut holes perfectly sized for blank toggle switches and push-to-reset breakers. We have custom engineered these panels to make the most use out of the least amount of space. We have sized the holes so perfectly that installing blank rocker switches is a breeze. All our Contura switch and breaker panel blanks are made from 5052 H32 marine grade aluminum.
We chose this specific type of metal as it offers high durability and it is lightweight. We know that in a tough environment, every little bit counts and that’s why we made sure to only use the highest quality materials in the construction of our panels. As if these panels aren’t tough enough already, each one is powder coated on both sides after being cut to guarantee an extra layer of protection. We took every step to make sure that installing marine rocker switches was as easy a process as possible. We offer this type of custom rocker switch panel in both textured black, or gloss white powder coat in order to match your specific needs.
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What are Contura Switch panel blanks?
This type of custom rocker switch panel is ideal for holding marine rocker switches and has them perfectly spaced apart from one another. This straight forward panel makes the most out of the available space allowing you to fit more functionality into your panel without wasting any room. Each hole is sized and cut perfectly to hold marine rocker switches. Just like the panels above, the Contura switch panel blanks are made from 5052 H32 marine grade aluminum. They are available in one, two, three, four, six, and eight position options. We even offer two rows on some options so that you can get the panel you’re looking for.
Each marine rocker switch panel is powder coated either textured black or gloss white on both sides giving each panel more durability in tough environments. This type of custom rocker switch panel is the ideal choice for panels you want in arms reach when operating your vessel. Simply add the blank toggle switches you want and then apply the switch cover of your choice. Since it’s all about convenience, we have pre-drilled each panel making installation that much easier.
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What are A-Frame panel blanks?
As the name implies, these panel blanks are designed to hold A-frame breakers. Each of our manufactured A-frame panel blanks are made from durable 3/16” black Lexan meaning that not only are they durable, but they are ideal for handling harsh industrial environments. Each A-frame panel blank is built so that they hold standard A-frame breakers perfectly. We engineered these panels so that each one has the breaker openings spaced for use with breaker bus bars. Our goal is to make installation a simplified process. During the engineering of these panels, we kept that thought in mind. We know that people do not just want products, they want solutions, which is why we took the extra step of pre-drilling the mounting screw holes for you.
"We know that people do not just want products, they want solutions"
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What other panel options are available?
Aside from the types of custom rocker switch panel that we manufacture, we also carry contura mounting panels and switch covers in a variety of styles and print options. Sometimes rather than a manufactured marine rocker switch panel, you may just need new switch covers or a simple way to create a mounting panel. Either way, these are the solutions to save you time and money.
What are Contura mounting panels?
This style of mounting panel is not really a panel blank in the sense mentioned above, but they are a useful tool when constructing a panel that will use marine rocker switches. Making your own marine rocker switch panel lets you add as many blank toggle switches that you want. Then you simply add the switch covers you need. Let’s say you want to save space and use a smaller panel that you may want to extend later on. That’s where you would use Contura mounting panels. These pieces snap together to create a panel of the desired length. They can be separated again if you need it to be smaller. This way, you can have exactly however many slots to hold blank toggle switches that you need. Want to have a longer panel? Add another piece. Want the panel to be shorter? Remove a piece. It really is that easy. This way you can quickly and easily create a panel that meets your specific needs, all with the piece of mind of knowing it is built to withstand the harsh outdoor conditions.
What types of blank switch cover is right for my panel?
We offer over 1,000 options for switch covers with plans to increase that number to over 4,000 this year but sometimes what you need are blank switch covers. Are you looking for one lens, two lenses, no lens? We carry all of the major styles and some obscure ones giving you the largest selection possible. All our switch covers are designed for outdoor use on marine rocker switches giving you the longevity you need. They can easily be installed by simply snapping them into place onto blank toggle switches. To remove them, it is best to use this tool. The last thing you want is to damage your new switch cover by improperly removing it.
Why choose Pacer Group?
With forty years experience in multiple industries, Pacer Group has become a name that some of the world’s largest boat builders turn to. Known initially for our top of the line wire and cable, we branched out over time in order to offer more and more solutions for our customers. We have now become experts in battery cable assemblies, terminals and connectors, electrical parts, electrical tools, I.D. products, wire management, tapes & sealants, and even manufacturing a custom marine rocker switch panel. In this way, we have become more than a business that offers products. We have become a business that offers solutions. When you see Pacer Group on your wire and cable, or any other product, you know it means quality.