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Wiring My Winch

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by IDGMC, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. IDGMC

    IDGMC 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, So what gauge wire should I be using to run from my battery to the classic 8274? I've got 4 gauge now, but am worried that isn't heavy enough? Also my wire rope is in need of replacing, who would you guys get yours through?
     
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    I personally used *i think* 2 ga welding cable. I made my own cables and soldered lugs onto the ends. This has worked very well for me, but I have heard there is a better way than this for wiring something that draws such a high number of amps. Wish I could remember the type of wire, it was a "camp fire" discussion a few wheelin trips ago. And on the wire rope, maybe check out ebay. I have seen it fairly cheap on there.
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    i have o gauge, wich is a bit of overkill.
    and i use amsteel from rockstomper. very cheap. and i can use it cause i have an 8274 (no internal brake)
     
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    I used 1 gauge and got the connectors at NAPA.
     
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    Ummm, what does the Rockstomper link have to do with wiring a winch?? :dunno:

    Has the sand started taking it's toll on you :D
     
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