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Old 10-05-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Powered Sub Wired to SPod?

I have been thinking about adding a powered sub under the passenger seat of my 2012 2 door. (specifically the sound Ordnance B-8PTD). What I am curious about is if anyone has powered a sub like this through the SPod (already installed in my jeep). I asked a rep from crutchfield about it and they suggested running an extra battery inside to help power the sub. Im not too keen on that considering the lack of space in the jeep. My two main questions are:

1. Is anyone running this sub and what do you think of it in the jeep? (I have infinity with stock sub just want a little more bump)

2. Has anyone wired a powered sub through the SPod? (or do you suppose that would work)

Thank you for your help.

Here is the link to the sub I am talking about.

Sound Ordnance B-8PTD 125-watt compact powered subwoofer at Crutchfield.com

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Old 10-05-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Unless you wanted to be able to turn it on an off I don't see a reason. Run the leads to the battery then switch the remote lead did you want control. No need to us a spod switch for it.

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I don't see why you'd need an extra battery.

As for the switch I'm assuming you mean the remote lead and not the 12v feed as that has to go directly to the battery.

I always run my amp remote leads through a switch. Allows me to listen to the radio with the engine off without having to worry about draining the battery.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:30 PM   #4
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My thought process behind running it through the SPod was to simply minimize the amount of stuff wired to my battery directly. I already have the SPod, on board air, and soon to be winch wired to the battery leads. I don't really need to be able to turn it on and off it has an auto on/off feature. That would have just been a small bonus. Plus I have the empty spots on my SPod so that wasn't an issue. But I understand what your saying and appreciate your input. I'm sure in the end I will just wire it to my battery. Just trying to see if anyone else has wired it different.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:39 PM   #5
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That's a good suggestion Barmanvarn and makes sense.
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I installed many amps in vehicles over the years. (I'm not a pro, just something I like to do for myself or friends).

I could be way wrong on this, but I believe there is a specific reason that an amp is wired directly to the battery. Has something to with the power it draws.

Also, the larger the amp, the heavier the wire gauge you have to use to accommodate the wattage it's drawing. If you tried to wire it through the spod, you'd be running through lighter gauge wires I assume.

I'm sure a pro will stop in here and either back me up or tell me I'm way wrong. LOL
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That sub requires 8 or 10g power wires. Imho that is really pushing it on the 30A realys on the Spod as it only has a 8g power itself and still needs to power all else that is attached to it. I'd say its too big for the Spod...

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