Testing Blue Guard’s BG-One oil detecting bilge pump switch

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of Panbo.com, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, completed the Great Loop in 2017.

2 Responses

  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Well, I’m impressed! Paying $219 for a really smart bilge pump switch doesn’t seem crazy to me because I once almost pumped many gallons of diesel into a gorgeous section of the ICW. Lord knows what would have cost me in shame, hassle, and dollars.

    Also, I did locate a somewhat obscure BG-One wiring diagram and it suggests that the yellow oil detect alarm wire can be rigged to a simple trouble light if I don’t bother with the BG control panel:

    https://www.bluebgi.com/applications/switch/#bilge-pump-switch-oil-fuel

  2. Wolfgang Jansen says:

    Would be nice if you mentioned the instructions from BGI:

    Maintenance After Oil or Fuel is Detected

    After oil is detected in the bilge, the leak repaired and oil discarded it is time to clean the BG-One or BG-Oil’s sensors. Wipe down the sensors with a soft, clean cloth to remove any oil residue. If any further cleaning is required, use rubbing alcohol or soapy solution to gently clean the sensor followed by wiping with a soft, clean cloth

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