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Old 04-20-2013, 04:57 PM
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Smittybuilt XRC8 Wiring question.

Iím in the middle of installing an XRC8 and have relocated the solenoid box to the engine compartment as others have done successfully. Iíve checked my wiring multiple times and canít figure out what the hell Iím missing. The small black wire (terminal A) that goes form the solenoid box to ground on the winch keeps heating up/melting. Obviously Iím wrong somewhere but I canít find it. All I have basically done was extend all the wires (used a quality 4 gauge wire). The winch is operating but I smoked that small ground wire twice now. Any point in the right direction would be much appreciated.
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Iím in the middle of installing an XRC8 and have relocated the solenoid box to the engine compartment as others have done successfully. Iíve checked my wiring multiple times and canít figure out what the hell Iím missing. The small black wire (terminal A) that goes form the solenoid box to ground on the winch keeps heating up/melting. Obviously Iím wrong somewhere but I canít find it. All I have basically done was extend all the wires (used a quality 4 gauge wire). The winch is operating but I smoked that small ground wire twice now. Any point in the right direction would be much appreciated.
Ekall,

Seems like the wire just isn't large enough to hand the current. Try swapping the wire out for a larger gauge wire. Higher gauge wire will handle more current, and shouldn't fry.

Hope this helps! Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions.

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