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Posted: 12/18/20 04:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 2015 F350 diesel comes with 2 batteries, not sure how they are connected, so to connect winch to only 1 or run cable to both? Max draw about 400A.What says the gurus.
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Posted: 12/18/20 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They are in parallel I believe not split.


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Just hook it to one or the other,it'll be hooked to both


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Posted: 12/18/20 05:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2 6V batteries configured for 12V or 2 12V setup for 12V?
If 2 6's you MUST use both to power the 12V winch (an assumption). If 2 12V you "could" wire to only one battery but that would still not be the recommended setup.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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You need a pro to guide you IMO.


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00 Cable is fine. The group 65 batteries are paralleled from the factory. Ford does not provide a big enough cable to the frame for ground. You'll have to make your own.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

00 Cable is fine. The group 65 batteries are paralleled from the factory. Ford does not provide a big enough cable to the frame for ground. You'll have to make your own.


Finally a correct answer! Diesels require more cranking power. They have two 12 volt batteries connected in parallel. You only need to connect to one set of terminals.


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Ok thanks to you all and a merry Christmas.
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I say a 400a draw is ridiculously big for any battery or cables, if that's what you're actually drawing. Things will heat up, fast. I have a 120v winch I run with a generator. Works fine.

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Posted: 12/19/20 10:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a MileMarker hydraulic winch. Main power comes from the power steering pump. 1 amp relay to activate. Can be used continuous with no heat issues.


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