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Old 08-11-2019, 11:12 PM   #1
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Dometic touch free panel

My 2019 came with a toilet panel that was very difficult to use at night. The button to flush is behind the plastic label, and didn't have a backlight.

Dometic offers several variants of the flush panel, but the one that I liked most was one that had a capacitive touch operation with backlight.

The capacitive touch works in two modes.

Touch free:
Wave your hand within 5 inches of the panel to flush
Hold your hand in front to add water

Or in the touch mode, two buttons that are backlit, operate the two functions.

I ordered the panel from Midway at a cost of $190. It required make a square hole from the previous round hole, but was otherwise plug and play.Click image for larger version

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I put an adhesive “dot” bumper whatever it’s called over the flush button. Makes it easy to find by feel and just press it to flush. Cost: pennies
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I was expecting to read that you designed some nifty electronic gismo and 3D printed a case/cover for it.
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Guess you could 3D print a half sphere and glue it over the flush button. Fix is adding a design to be able to determine what you’re touching in the dark. Pilot cockpits are designed this way with buttons all shaped differently. I’ll email Dometic to suggest this.
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Do you have the part# for this panel or a link?
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Do you have the part# for this panel or a link?

Newmar Part#148833
Dometic: DFSHW-CTRL


https://www.dometic.com/en-us/us/pro...-ctrl-_-210767
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I think this is a must - do for me. Simple wiring once you get the original panel off??
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I think this is a must - do for me. Simple wiring once you get the original panel off??

The original mount and new mount both connect with a network type cable (Rj45), so very simple plug and play.



Before cutting the hole, I just plugged the new one in and verified operation.



The hole cutting was the hardest part, and that only took 5 minutes.
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As usual Dometic is very short on details, so I have a question. How does this new switch change from high flush to low flush?
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Same method, holding both buttons for 5 seconds until it flashes.
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Dang it, redbaron73; you and Neal are adding to my to-do list faster than I can "do."

I suppose that cost is the reason Newmar doesn't use this panel version, but it sure would make life a lot easier at 2 am!

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How do you remove the switch?
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It just pulls off the bracket. The bracket is screwed to the wall.
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Neal: "Alexa please flush the toilet." ;>
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