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Winch/Battery Disconnects

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DPI, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    I am needing a switch to disconnect my winch so it is not connected directly to the battery. I am considering <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jcwhitney.com/item.jhtml?ITEMID=4431&amp;BQ=>this switch</a> for both my battery and winch unless there is a better way to do it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. hammer

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    looks good to me
     
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    those welding cable conectors would work great.
     
  4. BozoWise

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    They have those at our local checker auto parts store. Why do you want to disconnect the winch? I use the stinger cable disconnects on my portable winch. You can get them from any local car audio shop or I can get you some from my shop if you are looking for a way to "move" the winch from place to place.
     
  5. DPI

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    I am wanting to disconnect from the battery due to someone having the ability to short the connections at the winch. This can activate the winch and burn it up.
     
  6. Burt4x4

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    People do that? Wow, so what they cut the cables and touch them together burning up the winch? sounds like a rare case of vandalizum?
    to add to you search go here <a target="_blank" href=http://www.wranglernw.com/>http://www.wranglernw.com/</a>
    they have a ton of electrical parts and pieces.....
    good luck
     
  7. DPI

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    You do not have to cut the battery cables. Cutting the cables would disconnect the power anyway. You can stick a metal object into the remote connection that will short the posts. Oh, thanks for the link.
     
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    Ahhhh, I see. Leave it up to the scum of the earth to figure out a way to mess with our rigs!!/forums/images/icons/shocked.gif Now you have added one more thing to the list for me to worry about/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif.....
    Have you ever heard of someone doing this?
    Or is your mind just being proactive?/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  9. DPI

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    No, I have not personally seen this happen, but I have heard stories and can see how easy it would be. Just like shorting a silenoid on a starter.
    I may be on the paranoid side, but would rather be safe.
     
  10. HarryH3

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    Wow, that switch is pretty beefy! Most winches don't pull more than around 450 amps at full stall, so a switch that's rated at 1,000 amps should be able to handle it. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif Just make sure that the winch is not turned on when you are switching the power on or off. That could cause internal arcing in the switch, burning the contacts.
     
  11. Burt4x4

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    I'm with ya on the rather be safe thing! People will do anything to screw with other peoples stuff!
    good luck
     
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    I have heard of (but never seen) people spooling out the cable, running it over the roof, and attaching it to the bumper before they short out the winch!
     
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    Man!! I can only hope to catch the fawker so I can fill him full of led!!!!
    Now I'm gonna have to swing by the gun shop and get more 30-06 ammo/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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