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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-21-2015, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Accessory outlet capacity

As anyone tried to power a winch using the extra accessory outlet? Either the one by the shifter or the one by the engine?

I am tempted to try, but I find the wire gauge a bit small.

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Ok after some research I doubt I can wire it that way without blowing fuses.

The owner manual says the accessory outlets are rated at 180w, and the dash power outlets are DC power.

The winch motor is rated .9kw, which would be 900w, so way more than the rating of the outlets.

I guess I will have to hard wire to the battery.

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Winch power needs to come off the main electrical feeds, direct to battery, off the battery side of the starter solenoid, etc., the aux outlet can be used for the winch control circuit.
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Winch power needs to come off the main electrical feeds, direct to battery, off the battery side of the starter solenoid, etc., the aux outlet can be used for the winch control circuit.
I wonder how they wire the portable winches.

Since the HDX has a 2 inch receiver back and front, I was hoping to wire the winch in a way that I can move it around, and maybe even be able to use it on my truck if needed.

Since it needs to be wired to the battery, do you think Claw clamps will have a good enough connection for the draw needed?

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They make winch electrical plugs that can carry the amps used by a winch. Check out any truck winch dealer. Just need a two wire heavy duty plug and wire. Use female connectors front and rear, with a male connector on the winch. Control circuit/switch can stay as is.

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So basically pre-running connections to the front and rear on the SxS and Truck?

Then simply install the winch in the receiver, plug in the connection and your good to go?

I'll check that out thanks.

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I checked the truck setups as suggest by Fairmont and this is what is most common.

http://www.warn.com/truck/accessorie...nect_all.shtml


Also considering a set of long Jumper/Booster Cables since many Jeep enthusiast are going that way.

I will post pics once the install is completed, in case others want to you the same winch portability on their truck and SxS.

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use a cradle receiver mount and plug it in at either end and put a small old jeep bumper plate mount style in the bed to store when not in use .. keep the clearance when not needed

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That is the connectors I was talking about! I think I've also seen them at Walmart's!

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I checked the truck setups as suggest by Fairmont and this is what is most common.

http://www.warn.com/truck/accessorie...nect_all.shtml


Also considering a set of long Jumper/Booster Cables since many Jeep enthusiast are going that way.

I will post pics once the install is completed, in case others want to you the same winch portability on their truck and SxS.
That us what we used on the MULE at the fire department so we could move the winch from front to back.

MULE was interesting but sloooooooooow trying to get anywhere!
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