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Posted: 12/19/20 07:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A 400 amp draw is the Maximum draw under full load which seldom if ever would be used. And if it ever is, it may not be continuous duty if it heats up. Some times common sense has to be used, ya think ???!!!


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Actually rated as max 430 A 17000 lbs winch Sherpa Stead not rated continuous. Thanks for the comment regards op grading earth cable
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Snatch blocks are used to x torque by dividing line speed. A junk tire with a ½" chain makes an excellent deadman in the desert. A 36" flat blade screwdriver will help level wind incoming cable.

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Thanks Mex.
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I have a 12,000 lb. WARN winch on my F350 diesel dually and I connect both cables ( Positive and Negative ) from the winch to the Positive and Negative battery on driver side.

I leave the Positive cable attached and attach the Negative cable when I use the winch. Plans are to install a battery disconnect.

I also have 3, 12,000 lb. snatch blocks and an extra 65 ft. cable for complicated pulls.

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Ok did a bit of research re op grating wire on som older F trucks, not really clued on electric, when said to op grade earth what exactly should be done, heavier cable from batteries to frame ? Or batteries to alternator? Or both. What size cable, I read that people use one size smaller than positive? Why. If running 2/0 to winch I am also considering running a extra 2/0 cable between batteries positives, god idea or not, and also do I want to include fuses on cable, if so what size considering the load could be op to 430A and I think cable rating about 500A?
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Ford OEM used garbage grade cables so replacements are a good idea. Running negative ground 2/0 cables directly from negative battery post to winch motor itself is also a good idea because stuff bolted together is not guaranteed excellent like stuff welded together.

In the last 25 years I have made 20+ sets of DLO 2/0 cable with lead coated cast copper fittings for Ford diesels. Soldered terminals, and cable negatives from both batteries to engine cylinder head then from there to a SOLDERED cast lug on the frame rail with bolt and nut. This is a forever fix. I kept track of many for over a decade. DLO insulation does not rot like the original. I used Red heat shrink on the positive lugs. Group 65 batteries are notorious fume spewers.
With Ford's adopting the ND gear reduction starter back peddling to 1/0 cable is fine. A stackable single ½" diameter stud is fine for cable junctions. Use stainless steel nut lock and flat washer and keep the nut tight as hell. Gobbing silicone grease all over exposed terminals is an excellent idea. One again to make it clear I use pure lead coated cast copper lugs. Not tin coated. Pure lead. Crimped then soldered. Cables like this must be purchased in components then assembled yourself.

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I would not be that worried about the ground because I would connect the power cables direct to both positive and negative terminals.
Possibly look for space to add some additional battery.


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Some premium grade group 65 batteries have almost 900 CCA. That and a custom mount 200 amp alternator can drag a vehicle a long way through sand or snow. Winch manufacturers could use a 15 HP ND gear reduction big rig motors on their largest winches I wonder if that's not the case here?

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

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.


He stated that it was a diesel. It will have two 12vdc batteries connected in a parallel configuration.

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