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Brushogger

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Fusing a winch
« on: January 11, 2015, 01:53:55 PM »
When I purchased my Superwinch 9.5 Talon, I connected it directly to the battery per the instructions.  I have never been comfortable with this.   Since my winch is enclosed and locked in an Aluminess bumper, I don't worry about the hooligans messing with it and "paper clipping" the control plug,  and switches rated at 400+amps are pretty expensive.  The other day I finally found a solution.  A Mega Fuse holder.   They make an assortment of fuses for this rated at 32v up to 500amps.  The design of the holder would allow it to be easily bypassed in an emergency.  According to Superwinch, mine draws 430 amps at full load. I ordered 3- 450A and 2- 500A fuses for just in case spares.  I'm in the process of installing this and plan to load up the winch pretty good to trial it.  I'll let you know how it goes. I'm not affiliated with the supplier, but I do order quite a few wiring supplies from them. 




http://m.delcity.net/store/MEGA-Fuses/p_800374
http://m.delcity.net/store/MEGA-Fuse-Holder/p_795652



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Re: Fusing a winch
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 03:44:38 PM »
Installed!  Getting ready to try it.


I forgot to mention this earlier.   I always clean all the connections well and use plenty of this on them. Great stuff.



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Re: Fusing a winch
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 09:49:02 PM »
I'm curious to see how it holds up under a load.

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Re: Fusing a winch
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 11:00:40 PM »
I respooled my winch line and actually dragged the truck with the brakes locked for about 2 feet across wet concrete.  The fuse didn't blow, but I had no way to measure the current draw while testing it.
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