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post #16 of 24 Old 06-24-2010, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Line Pull/Motor Amps 12V
0/33
2,000/110
4,000/200
6,000/230
8,000/260
9,000/350

so according to this an 8000 pound pull takes 260 amp draw is this continues or is this momentary

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post #17 of 24 Old 06-24-2010, 05:04 PM
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Line Pull/Motor Amps 12V
0/33
2,000/110
4,000/200
6,000/230
8,000/260
9,000/350

so according to this an 8000 pound pull takes 260 amp draw is this continues or is this momentary
On a tough pull where I am good and stuck or where I need to get up a decent size hill I have a feeling it is more than momentary that's why I have been looking at switches rated to 300-350A continuous. Remember this table is my winch (Superwinch EPSi9.). If you have a different winch you need to check what it draws.

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Those amp draws are continuous.
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post #19 of 24 Old 06-24-2010, 07:18 PM
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Is any one running a fuse on the winch 12 volt battery connection?
No. Are you running a fuse on the feed wire for your starter motor?...
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The one I have is a fuse that is in a holder that looks similar to this. If I had to buy a new one - I would probably try this circuit breaker. I have never had the 150AMP fuse blow on my harbor freight 8000 winch. I would imagine a faster WARN might draw more...

Circuit Breaker 100 150 200 amp - All for the same price

EDIT - snapped a pic for you - you can see my plow and winch feed wires coming off the fuse.


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I have never had the 150AMP fuse blow on my harbor freight 8000 winch. I would imagine a faster WARN might draw more...
Good to hear. BTW, based on a quick search looks like draw on the HF8000 is:

0/45
2000/105
4000/160
6000/230
8000/300

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Good to hear. BTW, based on a quick search looks like draw on the HF8000 is:

0/45
2000/105
4000/160
6000/230
8000/300
Wierd - I KNOW I pushed the old winch to near the limit - I pulled down trees, pulled my boat lift out of the mud in the lake to the point where I had to strap the jeep to a tree to keep it from pulling it in the lake, let alone the trails where I winched myself up some steep inclines - and the draw would have been even more huge when the motor was starting to fail and come apart....

When I use my plow, if I am using the plow for more then a few seconds at a time, the volt gauge drops and the check gauges light comes on. That kind of a draw has to be pretty huge....

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post #23 of 24 Old 06-24-2010, 08:30 PM
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A 500 amp 12 volt fuse.....perfect for a Jeep and a winch.




Looks like this when installed.....Robert Yates has this on his TJ.



The write-up where the fuse and associated components are all covered.

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post #24 of 24 Old 06-25-2010, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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I did not know they even had a 500 amp fuse grate info
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