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Winch Power

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Slimwood Shady, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Dec 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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    Slimwood Shady

    Slimwood Shady [OP] I love your mom!

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    I have a Smittybilt XRC8 winch and have noticed that my lights dim in the cabin when I am using it. Now I come from a car audio world, and know that this means it isn't getting its required power to operate properly. I have just recently bought a P5 Group 35 Diehard Platinum battery and still have this issue. I do plan on buying another one to run a dual battery set up with my columbia overland kit. What I am wondering, is, does anyone else notice this in their trucks as well? If so, what have you done to feed enough juice to your winch? I have the OEM tow package Off Rd 4x4, so I have the larger alt....:rolleyes:

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  2. Dec 23, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    I turn everything off that I can. If at night, I turn off as much light as possible also. Winch away!
     
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