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winch guys... where to get power cables...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    ok so with the winch mounted... I need longer powe leads... where do you get reasonably cheap lines? Advance auto has 2 gauge @ $3 a foot... so 20 foot x $3 = $60 for 1 and I need 2!!!!!


    where to get it and how much? I was told that you can use 0 gauge welding cable... where do you get that??
    thanks
    jeff
     
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    Head to your local welding supply store.
     
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    Rootbreaker

    I work for Wesco Distribution. We are the largest electrical distributor in the country. We have a branch at:

    Wesco Distribution
    1029 Edwards Road
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    P: (973) 882-2300
    F: (973) 882-2327

    Give these guys a call and they can take a credit card and ship it to you. You could use regular THHN wire which I guestimate is around .60 ft or so right now. It is oil and gas resistant but is very stout and hard to bend due to the jacket, but it will work and will be the least expensive. Wesco will have it there in stock but only in black. As gauder said, you can use welding cable as it has a much more flexible jacket. The Wesco guys should be able to find that for you as well. Get prices for both. Wire prices have been going through the roof (just like steel) so I would make the call to the welding shop also to see if they have had some on the shelf for a while that they bought in at a good price. Most of the guys that Wesco deals with have accounts, so just ask them if they will do a "cash sell" for you. It is worth a phone call.

    Eric
     
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    why not run one large wire and ground your winch to the frame, plus run another bat. ground to the frame. I went to Napa and had a 10 foot 1/0 batery cable made for 23 dollars. Mine had the ends crimped on it also.
     
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    waytekwire.com has 0 gauge battery cable for $1.05/foot
    http://waytekwire.com Click products & scroll down to "wire-cable"
     
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    I was told by others... winch MUST be connected directly to the battery for your best connection.....so I figured I would...

    I currently have 2 batteries so that isnt an issue...

    hmmm yeah there is a place near me I will try first before trying the others listed here.... fazzios steel... they have welding stuff.. so will try that....

    thanks guys... :bow:
    Jeff
     
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    I just grounded to the frame for my rear winch plug, and I can't tell any diferance from front to rear for power. (the front is direct to the batt.)
     
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    I put in my other thread.... what size cable would you go with for 15-20'??? someone told me i need 4/0 and that is just too fricken HUGE!!!! :doah:
     
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    Just posted in that one too :rolleyes: Didn't see it before this one.
     

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