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Old 07-30-2013, 07:02 AM   #1
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Winch to battery termination

Just bought a Warn VR8000 for a 2010 JKU. Instructions say to connect directly to battery. Will the factory battery terminals carry the load? Is anyone using a battery disconnect switch between the battery and the winch?

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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Make sure everything is clean and shiny and it should hold up just fine.

Disconnect should be rated for more amps than winch will pull.

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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Just wire straight to batt on both terms. I used a HD terminal kit that gives u a couple extra places to attach to. Saves piling them up all together! Easy cheasy!

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Old 07-31-2013, 06:02 AM   #4
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I will check the auto part stores for the terminals. Also thought about a battery disconnect switch. Hopefully the winch will not be used very often.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:02 PM   #5
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I'm using this Pac Pac 500 Durable 500Amp Battery Isolator Relay w Maximum Current Transfer | eBay

That way I can choose when the winch has power to it by using a switch inside.
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