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Winch Install

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fireplug, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. fireplug

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    Hey guys I'm trying to help a friend install his winch over the phone. It is an older Ramsey with an external canister type solenoid. I've attached a diagram of how I figure it should be wired. What do you guys think?

    The other question I have is, the poles on the winch itself aren't marked positive or negative. Do you think it matters?

    Any help or suggestions appreciated.
     
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    If your talking about the poles on the actual motor, yes it does. The positive is isolated from grounding on the case.
     
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    Diagram

    Here it is

    My Winch Diagram.JPG
     
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    I'm not familier with that setup. The only type electric winch I have had has 4 solenoids. Does this winch go in and out or just in?
     
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    I'm not sure if I understand. When you say poles on the motor do you mean the terminals on the side of the winch?

    Also unlike many of the models I found on the net, this winch doesn't have a separate grounding point.
     
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    The cables should come out of the relay and go directly to the (winch) motor. here are a couple of pics I hijacked of an motor.
     

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    Heck I don't know, I never even used it when it was on my truck. I didn't even realize there were winches that only spooled in! I'll have to get the model number off of him. I know it is a 8000 lb that's it.
     
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    ttt

    Anyone? Does that diagram make any sense? Anyone with an older model Ramsey with some insight?
     

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