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norm
12-09-2008, 06:52 AM
Should you run a circuit brkr on your main power wire or go straight to battery?
Last time using my winch the lead in my side terminal melted,pretty sure I over
loaded it but maybe a circuit brkr would've prevented that?
[cheers]

spitty
12-09-2008, 07:11 AM
heavier guage wire maybe?

epic3
12-09-2008, 09:01 AM
4 gauge or larger and use a top post more lead there to handle the heat without a meltdown

theborges
12-09-2008, 04:34 PM
dont use side posts. they not able to handle larger current pulls

Moondog
12-09-2008, 07:03 PM
4 gauge or larger and use a top post more lead there to handle the heat without a meltdown

[stupid]

HEAVY METAL
12-09-2008, 07:18 PM
actually.. for a dumbass...phils pretty smart....yo

Moondog
12-09-2008, 07:24 PM
actually.. for a dumbass...phils pretty smart....yo
[stupid]

85_GMC_4x4
12-09-2008, 09:20 PM
I doubt you'll be able to find a circuit breaker suitable for use with a winch.
But a quick-disconnect would be a good idea (along with the better wire and top post connection).

1980supreme
12-09-2008, 10:57 PM
Actually in marine stores you can get breakers and all that up around 300A...

norm
12-10-2008, 06:04 AM
Thanks for the feedback,the wire guage is fine,just melted the side post.I'll
hook to the top post and try it.[cheers]

85_GMC_4x4
12-10-2008, 05:57 PM
Actually in marine stores you can get breakers and all that up around 300A...

Good to know. [cheers] Have any idea what they are worth?

kootenaycat
12-10-2008, 08:46 PM
dont use side posts. they not able to handle larger current pulls

I agree that top posts should be the only way to connect a winch, but don't agree with ya on the current draw, ever do a starter draw on a Chevy Diesel? The side posts are made to carry heavy current, possibly not for a long pull like a winch though.

The biggest cause of meltdown is caused by a poor connection. With a side post, I'm guessing yours didn't have the proper bolt for a secondary cable (like an aux battery), which would cause excessive heat from all the current going through too small a connection.

norm
12-11-2008, 06:37 AM
Your prolly right,I just used a bolt that tightened up.It's a dual terminal batt
so I'll clamp to top post[cheers]

lincoln locked
12-11-2008, 08:08 AM
some good info there hope it all works for you Steve