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Old 11-09-2013, 11:54 AM
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This morning my son and I were going to fly to Charlotte to visit some friends but apparently the exercise I've been doing is working because when I went to turn on the fuel pump the toggle broke off. Needless to say, our flight was canceled.

The Tyco Electronics W31-X2M1G-5 breaker / switch is $24.85 from Aircraft Spruce. Ouch! However, I did order a spare.


This part has maybe 350 to 400 hours on it and is the third one I've installed. The first two wouldn't stay on after the plane sat out in the sun on a hot day.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:01 PM
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Good to know. Too expensive, too heavy and too prone to failure for what it has to do.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:40 PM
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Did this switch have the standard round lever or a Paddle type lever?
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:26 PM
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Did this switch have the standard round lever or a Paddle type lever?
Standard round lever. This was my fuel pump switch.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:37 PM
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Those Tyco switch/breakers are junk, I would never have one in my airplane.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:55 PM
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There is actually an AD on a version of this device used as a switch in Bonanzas. They were catching on fire. Since they were identified with a Beech p/n the AD didn't reach past the Bonanza.


Echo what was said- they are not suitable for aircraft.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:29 AM
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This morning my son and I were going to fly to Charlotte to visit some friends but apparently the exercise I've been doing is working because when I went to turn on the fuel pump the toggle broke off. Needless to say, our flight was canceled.

The Tyco Electronics W31-X2M1G-5 breaker / switch is $24.85 from Aircraft Spruce. Ouch! However, I did order a spare.


This part has maybe 350 to 400 hours on it and is the third one I've installed. The first two wouldn't stay on after the plane sat out in the sun on a hot day.
It is not recomended to use the integrated Circuit Breaker/switch by all experts.
it is much more relaible to use them seperately; circuit breaker for protection and switch for turn on/off of an electric device.
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