Winch power lead - hook up question

Discussion in 'Winching and Recovery' started by PDoyle, May 9, 2009.

  1. PDoyle

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    I have 2 vehicles with a class 3 hitch(es) on front and rear .
    I ran "battery cable" with connectors from the battery areas to both front and rear. The winch has cable and an SB175 plug at the end, to match the cable.
    I want to use my current battery as a power source, and hook up all cables to this battery.

    Need advice on what to do further to attach all cables to the power source.

    Thanks.
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  3. PDoyle

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    Ok, but which ones? I've looked at those.
    I have terminals from the vehicles attached to the battery. Can't add more terminals to the 2 top posts. The cable ends have the eyelets attached. Is there a top post terminal that has an adapter I can add the eyelets too?
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    There should be a way to make this work, do you have a picture? I dont really understand your situation from this post. You should have a look at dual battery setups, quick disconnects and maybe power splitter bars for your setup if you plan to be winching alot.

  5. PDoyle

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    Finally got around to taking a pic... This pic of the battery and cables attached the correct way. Also in the pic is the positive cable from my winch hook up. It has a round clasp with the nut & bolt. The neg. cable is attached to the frame closer to the rear of the truck. I have 2 more cables ( pos and neg.) in the front winch hook up. The gold piece is a terminal I bought at a custom stereo store a while back. Not sure if it is any use though.

    I'm looking for a way to attach the 2 positive cables and 1 negative cable to the battery with of course the vehicle cables attached as well.
    Or is there a special fuse block that will take care of this?
    Thanks 4 any help.
    batt.jpg
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  7. PDoyle

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    Danka! I'l check these out. But I have to cut the end off the cable and add an eyelet.

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