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Old 02-11-2017, 03:47 PM   #121
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All current orders shipped as of today. I still have 2 panels on hand ready to go. PM if interested.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:45 AM   #122
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what is everyone doing with the 12V constant when not in use to keep it neat. I know it is capped and with the fuses pulled there will be no power to it. Just have OCD's and like keeping the engine bay neat.

Brian - thanks for updating the thread with the bar install pics, now i don't have to consult my PM's.

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Glad it was helpful, I like to try and make things as easy as possible.

For the 12v constants you could bundle them all together and cover with an expandable braid or other wire loom. I think the expandable braid would work hiding them and adding another layer of protection against short circuit if leaving the fuses in.
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:51 AM   #124
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After these last two panels are sold I am going to make a small increase in the base price. The increase will be 1.50 and reflects an increase in USPS shipping costs. If I have time I may shop around for a different shipping method to see if I can get the price down a little bit.

The new pricing will be:

106.50 - base panel, mounting bracket, 5' extensions on switch wiring.
10.00 - Primary #8 battery leads with expandable braid, marine grade heat shrink, and ring terminals.
30.00 - Bussman 80a resettable circuit breaker.

Would bring the total for a complete package to 146.50

As a note of clarification all panel installs require a circuit breaker/fuse rated at 80a max and primary wire rated at 80a minimum. I break the price out so that buyers who can source those things cheaper or already have them can purchase just the panels. So people utilize a car audio style fuse instead of a circuit breaker. My preference is the CB since I think it will be less problematic in the future.


As always PM if interested or if you have questions.

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Old 02-24-2017, 10:27 AM   #125
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All existing orders have been shipped. Look forward to seeing some install pictures and getting some feedback. Have panels on hand at the new price please PM if interested.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:52 PM   #126
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Last panel on hand sold this morning but materials on the way. Should have them in hand mid-week PM if you want in on the next batch. It has been brought to my attention that I should provide some additional detail to help when making comparisons.

The bussman panel is rated at 80a overall and has 5 relay circuits plus 5 constant powered circuits. Many other panels that are on the market are rated closer to 50a and don't have any extra constant powered circuits. It is also rated IP-66 which isn't waterproof but is dust proof and highly water resistant. That compared to some of the panels have holes and covers/connectors without any type of seals. There are also a number of panels on the market that contain terminal blocks to make wiring easier for the end user. Terminal blocks and vibrations don't pair well so that is something to keep in mind when adding electrical devices to a vehicle. Please feel free to PM any questions that you might have.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:32 PM   #127
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Thanks again. Bryan! I forgot to post on your thread. The unit was easy to install and a the wiring is done very clean. Power and ground wires are nicely loomed wth heat shrink ends. For the previous question on the positive wires for the constants they are not in use. Once they're loomed, the wires are are already curved to sit neatly in a crevice, where they also stay pretty clean. I opted for the circuit breaker option and am glad I did. Also Bryan was always willing to help and answer any questions.

This is a great and more affordable way to setup your accessories if you don't want to buy an Spod or if you want to go with your own switch pod design. Now I have a hole burning in my pocket for more accessories. I just need to swap out that white zip tie..
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:44 PM   #128
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Awesome looking switches. Three questions if you don't mind:
1. What are the name of the switches (look like stealth? )
2. What is white top switch for since it is mysteriously set apart from others.
3. Can these switches be looped into the interior lights so they dim if required?

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Awesome looking switches. Three questions if you don't mind:

1. What are the name of the switches (look like stealth? )

2. What is white top switch for since it is mysteriously set apart from others.

3. Can these switches be looped into the interior lights so they dim if required?



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Thanks! The switches are from Oznium.com. I will probably reserve the white switch for a light bar or spots. There is a piece of plastic for support on the panel so I had to leave a gap. Worked out quite well. I'm pretty sure the cay be looped into the interior for dimming. I just wanted to avoid any tinkering with the factory wiring.
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I would have like to say the top button is for the ejection seat.
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Do the switch light ring illuminate independently of the position of the switch? Or only when the switch is on? If it has an independent light ring then you could use it with the illumination circuit. But if the light ring requires the the switch to be on then you can't. They are very nice looking switches.
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They light up when you push them in. They have 5 pins so I'm sure there's another options. I'd like the LEDs to last longer, and Its easy to find the switches without looking. The white being higher makes it easier to know which button you're on.
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Here are a couple of pictures that I am stealing from Aqua hope you don't mind ;-)





Here is a pin out from the website showing possible wiring methods. Doesn't look like there is anyway to wire to the illumination circuit. You can wire it through accessory power so that the led is on all the time or wire it to be dependent on the position of the switch. The extra pin on the switch is a normally closed set of contacts.



One of the really nice things about utilizing relays for controlling your accessories is that you can use nearly any switch that is rated at 12v. The current draw on a relay is almost nothing and never changes as you add accessories to the relay circuit.
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Haha no problem on the pics!
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Materials order received, I have 3 panels assembled and ready to ship other than testing. PM if interested or if you have any questions
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:28 AM   #136
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As of this morning all current orders have been shipped. Have panels on hand and ready to ship. PM if interested
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I will be heading out of town next week for a family vacation. Any orders made by Saturday should ship out by Monday but any orders that won't ship until at least the 30th. I will be available by PM or email for questions but the response time might be a little slower. Thanks and feel free to PM with questions or orders.
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Interested for when you come back, still don't know what setup to get for running:

- 20" LED Light Bar
- pair of spots cubes
- pair of reverse flood cubes
- rock lights
- dashcam
- cb radio (future)
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The bussman would work for what you are installing. You have a few different options in how you wire up the reverse lights, the CB, and the dash cam. When you have time PM how you were planning to wire everything.
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My install went well and I have all my lights on the new Bussman Relay Panel with new switches on the A-Pillar.

I couldn't mount the circuit breaker in the recommended spot next to the battery because I had previously installed my winch cutoff solonoid in that spot. i found that I could mount the circuit breaker on the battery box mounting stud on the firewall. It was a tight fit but I made it work so perhaps others will find this useful.
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I just added LUX rock lights. Great setup.
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My install went well and I have all my lights on the new Bussman Relay Panel with new switches on the A-Pillar.



I couldn't mount the circuit breaker in the recommended spot next to the battery because I had previously installed my winch cutoff solonoid in that spot. i found that I could mount the circuit breaker on the battery box mounting stud on the firewall. It was a tight fit but I made it work so perhaps others will find this useful.


Looks like a another good option. What winch disconnect did you use and how does it work for you? Have been thinking about doing that myself.
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I just added LUX rock lights. Great setup.


Lights look good
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Lights look good


Thanks! Your wiring manual taught me everything I know lol. 3 switches left to fill. Will see if I can fill them before my wife kills me lol.
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Lol good luck with that one.
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Here is one with the panel in place
Just messaged you with a few questions, nice work!!
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Just messaged you with a few questions, nice work!!


Have a reply sent back your direction. Let me know if you have any other questions.


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I'll take some pics and send with some specs on what I used, soon.

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