Thanks Rocky!Let me splain Lucy........ That fuse is there in case yo winch decides to keep running after you let go of the button you chose to push on yo controller. OR What we all do every time we pull cable "overload" the winch and heat up the motor to the effect of having to replace the winch motor due to it's melt down. Not to be con "fused" with an emotional break down. So in short my brother Tony keep the fuse link in place (agree replace with blade fuse) so you don't toast your winch when needed. As you commonly do as I remember. Just had to put that in there. HAHA.