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Newbie Winch Wiring Question

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by IdeaMan, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Jan 27, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    PhenixFord

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    People ARE going to do whatever they think is best for their own personal vehicle. My OCD may help that 1 individual though.

    There are so many experts on this thread?
     
  2. Jan 27, 2020 at 5:50 PM
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  3. Jan 27, 2020 at 6:18 PM
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    Most accidental car fires I respond to that are electrical start under the dash. Some are aftermarket unfused. However oil/gas on the manifolds are more common as the fuses do their jobs and we don’t get dispatched to fix fuses. The battery itself is the fuse for a primary short circuit. By the time we get there it has melted out the terminal post and usually the initial explosion actually vents the hydrogen before there is enough heat to ignite the engine bay. DC motors can and do quickly overheat but they should be protected for that. If Op wants to put a 400/500 amp fuse in, go for it. If not, just keep the hood shut as battery acid tastes worse than most hookers, so a friend told me.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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    Just another reason why I advocate a fuse VS a disconnect. When electrical sh!t goes bad, it goes very bad very quick. I've have to force myself to pull a disconnect under a ground fault situation. It isn't a pretty place to be. Most people would tuck their tails and run.
     
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  5. Jan 27, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    yah. Thanks for making my last hour at work entertaining :rofl:
     
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  9. Jan 27, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    Wouldn't you just leave the disconnect open unless you're using the winch?
     
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  10. Jan 27, 2020 at 6:57 PM
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    @Catcrazed gave you 7 days from the thread (thread only) to cool.

    Isn’t goat fucker a scene from Meet the Parents or something? :notsure:
     
  11. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    Most people don't. It is a hassle to plug / unplug every time you need it. Also, problems (if they occur) will most likely happen while your using it. Besides, if you do have a front-end collision, are you going to be able to get the disconnect apart?
     
  12. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:14 PM
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    Putting aside the arguing, I have a similar question.

    I’m in the market for a winch. Will I be ok wiring up the winch directly to the battery without any of the aforementioned extra fuses, relays or breakers?

    *I currently have HIDs, Baja Design ditch lights, and a Baja Design light bar wired to the battery (all with relays/fuses).

    Thanks.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:25 PM
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    I'm sorry but I just can't get over how he said "getting your nerdy ass kicked" like this was some kind of high school give you a wedgie and take your lunch money type scenario hahaha
     
  14. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:27 PM
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    Upped it to 7 days for the both of them for cluttering an otherwise useful thread and taking matters into their own hands instead of stepping away and finding something productive to do.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:27 PM
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    And by 7 days I mean a ban.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    Little over the top for Phenix don't you think?
     
  17. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    Nope, he kept it going. He could have reported the other person and walked away but when he goes 3-zip care to make it 4 he’s stepped up to the same level as the other person and gets the same reault
     
  18. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:34 PM
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    Personally OP. I think you’re fine but I’d run an isolator for peace of mind.
     
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  19. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:35 PM
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    People make this shit so damn complicated, wire that fucker directly to the battery, get some high heat electrical loom or rubber hose split down the center and put that over the power wire and if you’re paranoid wrap it fully in high quality electrical tape and call it a day. Make sure it can’t chafe like someone already mentioned. DONE.
     
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    Fwiw, I'm fused with a 300 amp blue seas. I've yet to pop it, if I do, I have a backup or I'll wire direct.

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