sPOD vs Switch Pros

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Trudog

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Good choice! You won’t be disappointed. Completed sealed from the elements, solid state and no need for fuses! I have older, previous 8100 model and not a single complaint.
May be time for an upgrade? But I am sure it will work fine for years to come. Thanks for the vote of confidence!
 

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Has anyone run into a problem with water and mounting their SwitchPro horizontally? The installation details say to mount vertically. Basically so that water doesn’t have a chance to sit on the wire harness and infiltrate. Solutions like the Powertray mount the SwitchPro horizontal.

It the tray in under the protection of the hood in the engine bay, I don’t expect too much water will collect that doesn’t evaporate pretty quickly (unless you are totally swamping), but wanted to ask to see what folks have experienced.
 
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Has anyone run into a problem with water and mounting their SwitchPro horizontally? The installation details say to mount vertically. Basically so that water doesn’t have a chance to sit on the wire harness and infiltrate. Solutions like the Powertray mount the SwitchPro horizontal.

It the tray in under the protection of the hood in the engine bay, I don’t expect too much water will collect that doesn’t evaporate pretty quickly (unless you are totally swamping), but wanted to ask to see what folks have experienced.
I had mine mounted horizontal on top of fuse block in my ram for nearly 2 years. Never had a problem but also never did any water crossing or really even major puddles lol. For what we did with the truck it was just fine.
 
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Has anyone run into a problem with water and mounting their SwitchPro horizontally? The installation details say to mount vertically. Basically so that water doesn’t have a chance to sit on the wire harness and infiltrate. Solutions like the Powertray mount the SwitchPro horizontal.

It the tray in under the protection of the hood in the engine bay, I don’t expect too much water will collect that doesn’t evaporate pretty quickly (unless you are totally swamping), but wanted to ask to see what folks have experienced.
They warn about it in the manual, I've heard of the pins getting corroded when mounting it horizontal. Water could easily get stuck in the "cup" of the connector. I installed my vertically to avoid that.
 
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They warn about it in the manual, I've heard of the pins getting corroded when mounting it horizontal. Water could easily get stuck in the "cup" of the connector. I installed my vertically to avoid that.
Yeah, that is totally what I am concerned about. I love the Powertray that I have and have been really excited to get the SwitchPro installed, but don’t want to get myself into a potential failure scenario. Maybe I can work something out to make a protective shield...
 

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I have a sPOD bantam on order (waiting forever as they are all out of stock). In wiring in the lights, I have all Baja design lights and the Baja Designs wiring harnesses. Those harnesses come with in-line fuses, is it appropriate/correct to leave those in-line fuses when attaching to the Bantam. In my way of thinking, it adds an extra layer of protection, but don't know if there is a negative to leaving them in. Can anyone point in the right direction?
 

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I have a sPOD bantam on order (waiting forever as they are all out of stock). In wiring in the lights, I have all Baja design lights and the Baja Designs wiring harnesses. Those harnesses come with in-line fuses, is it appropriate/correct to leave those in-line fuses when attaching to the Bantam. In my way of thinking, it adds an extra layer of protection, but don't know if there is a negative to leaving them in. Can anyone point in the right direction?
There is no reason to leave the fuses in line. One of the benefits to the spod is that you don’t need the inline fuses therefore not having to pack extras. I eliminated all the inline fuses on all accessories connected to both vehicles with spods with zero problems.
 
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