Has anyone used a getwiredusa 500a circuit breaker on winch

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Has anyone used one of these circuit breakers to isolate and protect their winch ? If yes, do they work OK and what is the quality like ? (I have seen some reviews stating they always trip lower than the rated load)


This is another one from them


Thanks !

Rob
 
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Generic China 'stuff'. I wouldn't trust it with winching loads. Can find the same product on aliexpress - so doesn't instill faith. Obviously targets the big audio type nuts.

You're not likely to find a (reputable brand) breaker that can deal with 500A on a 12V circuit. Some folk just use a megafuse. I don't bother with any breaker/fuse, I just have a high current bluesea marine switch that is set to normally NOT provide any power to the winch. Then if I need to winch I rotate the marine switch to on, do the winching and then rotate it back off. Doubles up as an emergency off if something goes awry with the winch controller.

cheers,
george.
 

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