Frequently Asked Questions
A: No, The sPOD system has solid-state circuit protection for up to 30AMPS per circuit. If the accessory draws more than 30AMPS, then an external relay will be required.
A: Yes, as long as the accessory does not exceed a 30AMP draw.
A: We prefer that you run the ground to our terminal block. If this is not feasible, then any chassis ground that is being used must be clean and rust-free and coated with a protectant. Most LED lights do not operate very well if the ground is insufficient. Running the ground to our system creates a closed loop going directly to the vehicle’s battery.
A: We do not recommend it. This requires expertise with wiring and will consume 3 circuits.
A: Yes, as long as the accessories do not exceed 30AMPS.
A: Yes only on the BantamX. EG: Touchscreen, Rocker Switches, HD controller, and Bantam App. The SourceLT can only be controlled by a single switch bank of switches and the Bantam App.
A: Yes, Our systems will work with virtually any 12/24 volt DC applications.
A: Yes, but the circuits would have to be located next to each other and a 1” inch long 10AWG jumper wire is used to jump between the 2 circuits. You will also have to program the switches to be linked together.
A: You can NOT power a twin ARB compressor with our system. The compressor will have to get it’s power directly from the battery as their instructions imply. Yes, you can control the compressor (eliminate the supplied switch) by using the single Purple wire that would have normally went to their switch and connect it to any of our outputs to use the sPOD system to control it.
A: Yes, see below:
6 circuit SourceLT
- – Mini6 Controller & sPOD Bantam app
8 circuit BantamX
- – Touchscreen, HD, sPOD Bantam app
- – Rocker switches only flash
A: Yes as long as the LVCO is not disabled, below is the data:
8 circuit Bantam/BantamX system cut-off is 11.6 with a 2-minute delay and 12.8 cut-in
6 circuit SourceLT system cut-off is 11.6 with a 2-minute delay and 12.8 cut-in
A: There are many factors that would have to be taken into consideration. The simplest way to power down or remove any parasitic draw is to remove the 2amp fuse for the SourceLT, or BantamX.
A: Yes, how much draw depends on the sPOD system version.
All data below is based on:
All switches turned off, lower pilot lights turned off, Touchscreen & HD in deep sleep mode, all status lights (Se Source, Bantam, BantamX & SourceLT) off and system in deep sleep mode.
6 circuit Source system 2010-2017 with 2amp LVCO fuse in 28mA-36mA, Zero without 2amp LVCO fuse.
6 circuit Source system 2018-present 10mA-14mA
8 circuit SE Source system with Touchscreen or HD controller 2015-present 25mA-53mA (+/- 10mA) Zero once LVCO is activated or if 2amp fuse is pulled.
8 circuit SE Source system with the Bluetooth option, Touchscreen or HD controller 2015-present 72mA-85mA (+/- 10mA) Zero once LVCO is activated or if 2amp fuse is pulled.
8 circuit SE Source system with rocker switches 2015-present 38mA-68mA (+/- 10mA) (if flash/strobe jumper is attached) Zero once LVCO is activated or if 2amp fuse is pulled.
8 circuit Bantam/BantamX system with Touchscreen or HD controller 2018-present 55mA-65mA (+/- 10mA) Zero once LVCO is activated or if 2amp fuse is pulled.
8 circuit Bantam/BantamX system with rocker switches 2018-present 55mA-65mA (+/- 10mA) 75mA-105mA (+/- 10mA)if flash/strobe jumper is attached) Zero once LVCO is activated or if 2amp fuse is pulled.
6 circuit SourceLT system 2020-present 29mA-40mA (+/- 10mA) Zero once LVCO is activated or if 2amp fuse is pulled.
A: All sPOD systems only switch the positive side (High-side).
A: No. Our systems are “Plug & Play”. The switches are pre-wired.
A: The sPOD systems are complete and ready to install.
A: SourceLT, BantamX, HD controller and the Touchscreen
A: No they are NOT waterproof.
A: No the BantamX & SourceLT are NOT waterproof. They are water resistant. Please install it in a high and dry location.
A: No, it can only be controlled by the Mini6, rocker switches or the sPOD Bantam app.
A: Only the BantamX. They have a selectable voltage input that can be switched between 12/24 volts operating voltage.