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Bugser 02-28-2019 01:07 PM

Favorite Power Distribution Method
 
What is your favorite method of adding additional circuits for electrical distribution to fogs, light bars, rock and ditch lights, fridge, etc?

Such as:

Switch Pros
Shrockworks Power Distribution Module
Spod
DIY Bussman
Etc????

TIA

4runnin4mylife 02-28-2019 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bugser (Post 3241779)
What is your favorite method of adding additional circuits for electrical distribution to fogs, light bars, rock and ditch lights, fridge, etc?

Such as:

Switch Pros
Shrockworks Power Distribution Module
Spod
DIY Bussman
Etc????

TIA

You should get a list of examples you like and make this a poll. I vote sPOD since that's what I have!

Bugser 02-28-2019 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4runnin4mylife (Post 3241781)
You should get a list of examples you like and make this a poll. I vote sPOD since that's what I have!

Thank you, that's an idea!

The following were interesting....however it would be nice to know what most people are using......if you vote for 1, say why.....and add if you own it already....

Switch Pros 9100 (all inclusive with switches)
http://store.switchpros.com/sp-9100-...ting-hardware/

Shrockworks Power Distribution Module (requires additional switches)
Power Distribution Module

Spod (similar to Switch Pros - all inclusive with switches)
Universal 8 Circuit SE System W/ HD Panel | 4x4 sPOD

S-Tech Systems (all inclusive with switches)
S-TECH 6 Switch Systems - S-Tech Switch Systems

DIY Bussman (requires additional switches)
https://www.ebay.com/i/181979463677?chn=ps

Other (you fill in the blanks)

JVC8790 02-28-2019 03:18 PM

I ordered a small fuse/relay box from these guys and am super happy with it. Very Simple, easy instructions and it was easier for me to stomach the price for only 3 relay switched sources and 1 straight fused connection.

Bussmann , Littelfuse, Weather Pack - 12 Volt Connection

This one was similar to what I ordered, I ordered mine on eBay and it looks like it was a style that was no longer going to be offered, but it's super simple and great for starters!

Products | 12 Volt Connection

Bumbo 03-06-2019 02:48 AM

I really do like how clean and modern the SwitchPro and sPOD makes the setup... BUT, I still can't shake my old school habits of just making my own custom DIY solution using good quality mini toggles (or any switch you like), relays, and an off the shelf fuse block from someone like Blue Sea.

From the standpoint of trouble shooting something when it counts, it makes for something substantially more serviceable. If you value being able to do it on the trail, then you would be hard pressed finding value in a logic based IC solution like the SwitchPro or sPOD.

I do think the Bussman system is pretty slick, integrating the relays into the fuse block really cleans up the wiring. I would absolutely consider this route if I had to do it again. I already had the part otherwise I would have probably went this way as it's just as easy to troubleshoot and repair issues.

There isn't much I wouldn't be able to fix with a basic meter going the old school route, I find value in that when its on a trail rig, but I can also see myself using a SwitchPro over the sPOD. I like that the system is smaller and the electronics are potted, but if the IC goes down, i'm sure the entire thing goes down.


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