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Blank Switch Covers
What are blank switch covers?
Blank switch covers are a type of switch cover that has not been laser etched or printed on. This means that the body of the switch cover itself carries no identifying marks whatsoever. Blank switch covers are used with Carling Contura rocker switch bodies and are available in a range of colors and styles. They are known for their ease of installation and long-term durability. Blank switch covers are used for a variety of purposes but most often they are used as placeholders for switches that have not been fully installed. Oftentimes, they can be used when you are waiting for particular pieces of equipment to be installed but do not want to leave an open cavity in the meantime.
"Blank switch covers are used with Carling Contura rocker switch bodies and are available in a range of colors and styles."
Where are these products implemented?
Blank switch covers are implemented in situations that require switch covers without print or etching. Blank switch covers can serve a wide range of functions and are built for longevity in harsh conditions. Blank switch covers are useful in new installations and when replacing parts. Say that you have damaged switch covers or faded switch covers, then blank switch covers may be the perfect solution. All you will need are the proper switch bodies and removal tool. Now that we have covered where these products are implemented, let us look at how to you spiral wrap.
What options are available?
In order to offer the most solutions possible, we offer blank switch covers in a wide range of styles. This way you can find the exact switch cover that meets your specific needs. You can customize the look of your blank switch cover by selecting the body color, lens color, and number of lenses. Take a look below and we will go into more detail about the differences between the styles.
We offer three main body styles which define the shape of the switch cover itself. The ES series has a rectangular body with easily identifiable raised bumps. The EC series carries grooved rectangles giving it an edgy look whereas the EV series offers a more organic, smooth look with no bumps or grooves. Switch cover bodies are available in either black, red, or white although the availability of colors is subject to change. Once you have found the style and color that matches the look you want, the next step is to determine the number of lenses.
Number of Lenses
You can choose between either one lens, two lenses, or no lens depending on the function of the switch that the blank switch cover will go on. Now I know we said that most times people use these as placeholders, but that is not always the case. Blank switch covers are also used on singular switches where there is no chance of misidentification. Just remember, the number of lenses on your blank switch cover should match the number of bulbs on your switch body.
When choosing your lens color, you can select from white lens, blue lens, or the standard red lens. Note that color availability is subject to change so we may not always offer every possible option. This, however, gives you the freedom to have a switch cover with blue lenses or even white lenses if that is what you are looking for. Oftentimes, companies only offer red lens which doesn’t serve the customer if what they need is blue.
How do I select the correct type for my project?
In order to select the correct blank switch cover for your project, the first step is to identify the existing style of the panel you are adding to. The last thing that you will want is to have a panel with eight switches where seven are uniform and one is an oddball. That is to say, choosing the correct blank switch cover is really a matter of preference. Maybe you want the blank switch cover to stand out and so you want a different switch cover body color. This is why we offer so many options so that you can find the solution that is perfect for your needs.
Can these blank switch covers handle marine conditions?
Blank switch covers, as well as all our switch covers, are specifically designed with the marine environment in mind. That means that they are ideal for use in tough conditions where moisture, UV exposure, salt, and other hazards are a concern. These are literally the best option when it comes to blank switch covers in a marine environment. You can trust that with these on your boat, you will not have to worry about switch covers for a long time. So now that you know they are ideal for your boat, do you know how to install them?
How do I install blank switch covers?
Installing blank switch covers is as easy as snapping them into place. We’re not joking. It’s that easy. All you need to do is line up the switch cover over the body of the switch and press it in until it clicks. We would recommend paying attention to orientation. Otherwise, you may install your new switch covers upside down. What about changing out switch covers? Just as easy. All you need to do is use the switch cover removal tool and you can replace a switch cover in seconds.
What benefits do these blank switch covers offer?
Blank switch covers offer a range of benefits including resistance to UV exposure, durable long life, resistance to abrasion, multiple options, and ease of installation. Additionally, blank switch covers are designed to fit any Contura switch body as well as many industry-standard switch bodies. The bottom line is that these are the toughest switch covers you’ll find. Selecting the correct blank switch cover is not always an easy task. Contact a Pacer expert today with any questions that you may have.
*This page was updated on 2/08/2023*