Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-21-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
depark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kelowna, BC
Posts: 237
Garage
Special Edition sPOD

I was just surfing around and happened to see this new product on the sPOD website. It is a touch screen switch panel. In the write up it it is an 8 circuit system. I won't list all the specs but here is the link. http://www.4x4spod.com/product_p/8-700-ts-uni.htm

It's pricy at $750 but has some interesting features. You can Daisy chain the box and control up to 32 circuits. Imagine having all those controlled by a little 3-3/4" x 2-7/8" box! . Now imagine trying to find space for 32 rocker switches. Available Bluetooth (control your switches from 30ft away ). Creates a scalable platform for future optional enhancements such as Wi-Fi, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, special strobe interfaces, CAN-interior bus integration to head units, and ,any other future options.

I'm sure someone around here will want to add this to their van sometime soon.
Cheers
Darryl

__________________

__________________
2006 Ford E250 RB 5.4L gas
Clydesdale 4WD Conversion
SCT Livewire TS+ with 8 5Star custom tunes
4.10 gears, Dana 44 TTB open carrier
VA7DTP
depark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2015, 02:45 PM   #2
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 9,197
Re: Special Edition sPOD

The techno-geek in me likes it, but my toggle switches are 100% mechanical, and damn near 100% reliable.


Herb
__________________

__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 04:20 AM   #3
JWA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Posts: 2,680
Send a message via Yahoo to JWA
Re: Special Edition sPOD

Quote:
Originally Posted by BroncoHauler
The techno-geek in me likes it, but my toggle switches are 100% mechanical, and damn near 100% reliable.


Herb
Agreed---that's one gee whiz kinda device.

The cost is a bit much and in the end it would require even more wiring and relays in order to be truly effective especially for those who could or would utilize the full capacity if its switching scheme.

Nice piece though.
JWA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 10:39 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
geoffff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 964
Re: Special Edition sPOD

Yes, I'd agree that you should think long and hard about going touchscreen. As an owner of a mid-2000s Prius, I've learned to really hate having to go through onscreen menus to control my stuff. I can grab a physical button by habit and feel without taking my eyes off the road. Not so with my Prius.

And controlling anything by radio (wifi or bluetooth), I predict you'll find that it works "most" of the time. And fails when you need it most, or at least adds plenty of frustration to your adventure "vacation".

-- Geoff
__________________
2004 Ford, SMB 4x4, RB-50
https://octopup.org/sportsmobile
geoffff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×