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Smittybilt XRC wiring

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Luke01, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Oct 25, 2014 at 4:42 AM
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    Luke01

    Luke01 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Grillcraft Grill, Leer 100q top, 5100's on four corners, OME 885x up front, OME Dakars with add a leaf in rear, Lighting, a mix of Rigid and Chinese LED's, US Off Road hidden winch front bumper, SOS offroad conceprs skids, and rear bumper with swing out
    I am curious how to wire up my new Smittybilt winch to a switch on my dash, what I am concerned about it a way to disconnect power to it when I am not using it, not so much to run it from inside the cab. I have considered just putting a battery disconnect switch under the hood, any input would be great
     
  2. Oct 25, 2014 at 4:55 AM
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    slcsez2000 Simon

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    I am putting a battery disconnect switch on mine just for safety reasons too. I'll turn it on when I head out to wheel. As I was installing my winch I had a short or exposed wire somewhere so every time I went to finish the install and connect it to the battery there were so many huge sparks it seriously could have started a fire. That kind of scared me a bit to where I want a way to kill the power to it quick in case something shorts, or I get in a wreck etc etc.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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    Luke01

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    I was looking at something like this, http://shop.totalautomotiveperforma...ttery_system_accessories/30204/i-1928871.aspx
     
  4. Oct 26, 2014 at 6:41 PM
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    slcsez2000 Simon

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