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Old 03-04-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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winch lead placement?

Ok after relocating my battery the main leads cannot reach the battery. So my question is ,and if anyone is doing this, can I just ground the winch to my frame or the motor? Which is bolted solid to the frame with no bushings. Or is it just a dumb question?
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You can ground it to the frame.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:37 PM   #3
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Mine is grounded to the frame.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
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Bad idea.

It is less efficient and puts more load on your electrical system along with causing the winch motor to get hotter faster having to run the current back through the chassis to complete the circuit.

Run heavy gauge wire directly to your winch from the + and - terminals of your battery and it will be much happier and last longer.

Think of it this way....

If you where hauling a heavy load would you A. take a windy hilly back country road or B. Take a nice flat strait line highway?
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I agree with Snick. I had to move my battery and didn't have a long enough ground cable. I used it last weekend it did OK but the best way is like he said. Depends on how much your going to use it??
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:05 PM   #6
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I agree. I figure I,ll mount it to the same bolt on the motor that my batt grounds to, for now.that will be good enough to suck my axle down when I need to. BTW, who plans on using a winch anyway? Ha ha.
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I just hooked mine up today, warn m8000. My battery is rear mounted, and I ran 2/0 cables from the battery. The + goes to a 2 battery isolation switch (common terminal), and the - goes to the engine block. My winch + goes to the battery 2 terminal on the isolation switch, and winch - goes to the same bolt that the - to my batter goes to. I have no worries in this setup, but I did oversize my battery cables for this reason. I ran 2 + wires off battery 1 on the isolation switch , 1 goes to the starter solenoid (4 gauge) and 1 goes to a terminal block for constant 12V power ( 6 gauge).

If your battery is rear mounted and you run all the way to the battery, you will need to step the wire size up at least 1 size for sure due to the length. I made my cables out of 2/0 welding lead with soldered on copper lugs, works like a champ.
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Cable back to battery. The cross-section of the frame is what you would need to look at. Steel is roughly only 75% as conductive as copper (IIRC), so your frame c/s would need to be ~1.333 times the necessary size of cable to accommodate the amps your winch will draw. There was a pretty good discussion about this on pbb a while back. Even when the numbers were spelled out in black and white,it was hard for some of them to accept it.
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Re: winch lead placement?

If you run to the same exact spot at the battery cable, like he and I both did you are not using just the frame, you are using a bolted connection between the winch wire and the battery cable.. plenty sufficient if the cables are sized accordingly.. I can show you bolted connections carrying 600 + amps 24/7.. if the winch cable bolted to frame/motor in one location and the battery cable in another than yes, you will create more resistance and possibly have issues. At same location under same bolt I would have 0 doubt in it working fine.
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