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Old 12-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #31
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One word SPOD ...

Never heard of SPOD but it looks like a neat concept that I'll have to look into.

Not to thread jack or anything but can it be used to run a Winch?

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Old 01-01-2014, 09:55 PM   #32
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Never heard of SPOD but it looks like a neat concept that I'll have to look into.

Not to thread jack or anything but can it be used to run a Winch?
x2 for me... been looking at this for months now and can't pull the trigger. I have windshield mounted trail lights and a winch so far. Both are wired direct to the battery. I can see onboard air in my future to refill the tires and then later on for lockers... maybe another set of lights or two. My problem is with only one switch required right now, I don't really need the other five. if I could wire my winch through it, that would motivate me to fill the other four

What else have people tied into their SPOD?

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Old 01-04-2014, 07:05 PM   #33
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Here is my revised box


From the box there is a ground, power, and 6 wire cable (not shown in picture). When you want to connect a new accessory, like a light light bar, all you need to do is route the wire into the box and connect the power and ground to the distribution blocks.

The power wire leads to a 150 amp breaker, which then is attached to the battery. When the dealer complains that your aftermarket accessories are creating an issue, all you have to do is hit the breaker and everything is disconnected!



In the picture you can see the four relays and the ground post.

Under the panel on the other side of the box you can see the fuse block




In it's final position on a 2012-2014 JK.

The 07-11 JKs have their battery turned a different way so the wires will exit the box a little differently on them.

Here is my wife's dirty engine compartment on her 08. As you can see the power needs to come out if the left side of the box and the ground from the right.


The 6 wire cable that is fed to the driver's side a pillar will have 1 ground, 1 constant power and 4 wires to control up to 4 accessories.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:09 PM   #34
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Found this, 110$ shipped. Contacted the guy and he is making them but is about a month out.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/merchandise-...lay-panel.html
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I'm in the business of selling and installing high quality products such as the spod. It's not my invention, nor do I manufacture it. I am not in the business of assuming everyone is an electrical wizard and can fab up what the OP asked for, then blame me for causing an electrical fire in their new $40000 jeep
I appreciate the recommendation. But let's keep the hard selling for the phone. There are dozens of threads talking about the benefits of the Spod, let's direct the OP to check them out. A good combination of off the shelf options and DIY for those a bit more adventurous is great for everyone involved.

I promise I won't blame you for frying my jeep if you contribute something other than buy a product I sell.

Please keep the options coming guys.
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JPi1 perhaps instead of taking a defensive stance to the remarks about the S-Pod. You could offer some constrictive criticism to the manufacture of the item. They may realize they have another market segment to sell their product to. S-pod with 3 switches and half price is all I need. Telling me people like it and look to add a second does nothing to further My needs nor the OP's needs. If I were the owner of S-Pod and I read this thread I would be offering up a half size unit to fill the needs of the Jeepers who don't require the 6 switch, but would still like to purchase your product.

Criticizing JPi1 isn't making you look any better.

Why don't you realize that going from 6 switches to 3 switches won't necessarily reduce the price by 1/2?!
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Here is an update on my wife's 2008. Essentially it is the same as mine (2012), but the power cable comes out of the side instead of the back. Internally it is the same, a fuse block, 4 relays and 2 distribution blocks (1 is ground, the other is power). The 6 wire cable is attached and ready to go. Also I finally got the cable glands to keep the cables in place and help keep the water out.

To add a light bar or other accessory all I need to do is route the power and ground wires into the relay box and connect them to the distribution blocks.

It got too dark so I'll have to instal it tomorrow.







I'll update the thread with some installed pics.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:51 PM   #39
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Never heard of SPOD but it looks like a neat concept that I'll have to look into.

Not to thread jack or anything but can it be used to run a Winch?
Not exactly. You cannot run the positive or negative lines from a winch through anything other than a prohibitively large switch...like the electrical shut off switch for a house.

Winches can pull upwards of 400 amps.

However, most winches have a very small ground wire that has to be grounded for the winch to work. You could run that wire through a switch, and it will shut the winch off.

And winches also have a controller, you could set up a 3 way switch as an in-dash winch controller, but i dont think spod has 3 way switches.

Either way, spod would be overkill for either one of those, unless you were going to use it anyway for other things.

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