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SuicideSaints 02-28-2013 02:08 PM

Quadratec Q9000 in cab wiring control
 
I am in the process of buying a Quadratec Q9000 winch and I want to wire the solenoid inside the engine bay then wire an in cab toggle switch to control the winch.

I know where to get the kits from 12v guy and mce but my question is does anyone know or have wired one of these kits to the q series?

A diagram or pic would help but I'll take whatever I can get.

Thanks

Jerry Bransford 02-28-2013 02:16 PM

If their remote controller is like most of the others, it and the jack it connects to has 3 wires and a SPDT (single-pole, double-throw) switch. One wire is common which would go to the SPDT's center lug. The other two SPDT connector lugs will attach to the other two wires. The SPDT switch connects the center lug alternately to the other two lugs, which will be for the winch's In and Out directions.

Warn uses a 5 wire control system but all of the winches from China I have seen make do with 3 wires... common, in, and out.

SuicideSaints 02-28-2013 03:00 PM

I'll keep that in mind, thx. Im hoping there is some sort wiring diagram in the box but I did talk to Quadratec and they said they do not have a skematic of the solenoid for this purpose of wiring.

techflork 03-01-2013 02:54 AM

I did this with my engo, like Jerry said it's 3 wires. You can use a straight up extension cord from the solenoid to the switches. That keeps it pre-bundled and water resistant. I will say this, don't buy the crappy switches from an auto store mine have broken and i used them twice, buy it from otrattw. I haven't installed yet but they are supposed to fit in your factory dash spots. I just received them they appear very well made.

SuicideSaints 03-02-2013 08:10 AM

Ok sounds easy enough. I think I got it. I'm hoping the q series is the 3 wire. I'm ordering it in a week or two.

1jeeplvr 04-04-2013 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuicideSaints (Post 3442755)
Ok sounds easy enough. I think I got it. I'm hoping the q series is the 3 wire. I'm ordering it in a week or two.

Did you find out if it is a 3 wire?

Neal5280 04-05-2013 12:06 AM

Hey Jerry-

Do you know if the vr8000 has the 3 or 5 wire set up? I have been considering this as a worthwhile upgrade.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 3433521)
If their remote controller is like most of the others, it and the jack it connects to has 3 wires and a SPDT (single-pole, double-throw) switch. One wire is common which would go to the SPDT's center lug. The other two SPDT connector lugs will attach to the other two wires. The SPDT switch connects the center lug alternately to the other two lugs, which will be for the winch's In and Out directions.

Warn uses a 5 wire control system but all of the winches from China I have seen make do with 3 wires... common, in, and out.


Jerry Bransford 04-05-2013 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neal5280 (Post 3596915)
Hey Jerry-

Do you know if the vr8000 has the 3 or 5 wire set up? I have been considering this as a worthwhile upgrade.

All of Warn's winches produced in the past 15 years or so use 5-wire controller circuits. The extra two wires bring the solenoid's ground connection out through the remote control. That way the solenoid's ground connections can be quickly removed in an emergency by simply unplugging the remote which will de-energize the solenoids.

Leslee 04-05-2013 11:21 AM

warn wiring
 
So how do you wire up a Warn to the single pole double throw switch?Sorry for the highjack.

Jerry Bransford 04-05-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leslee (Post 3598262)
So how do you wire up a Warn to the single pole double throw switch?Sorry for the highjack.

The only way to use a SPDT switch with a Warn is if you give the solenoid circuit a direct/permanent ground connection like they had before they converted to the safer 5-way control circuit.

If you use a DPDT switch, you can maintain the 5-wire control circuit. Simply use the other side of the DPDT switch to connect (control) the solenoid's ground circuit.

Dextreme 04-05-2013 12:22 PM

Just a consideration: When my buddy wired his in cab switch, he wired in a hidden secondary on/off switch. This was to prevent accidentally winch activation, especially when his kids are playing inside the Jeep "pretending to drive"...and flipping on and off every visible switch. LOL

That would suck going down the road and have the cable start letting out. :eek:

SuicideSaints 04-30-2013 02:21 PM

I finally ordered it for my MOAB trip at the end of May. I never found out if it is 5 or 3 pin but I think it is 3 pin. I will find out when it gets here.

aTX427 04-30-2013 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dextreme (Post 3598481)
Just a consideration: When my buddy wired his in cab switch, he wired in a hidden secondary on/off switch. This was to prevent accidentally winch activation, especially when his kids are playing inside the Jeep "pretending to drive"...and flipping on and off every visible switch. LOL

That would suck going down the road and have the cable start letting out. :eek:

That is probably how I would want to to set it up. Have a master power switch with a separate control switch that has to be energized from the master power switch.

SuicideSaints 05-02-2013 11:49 PM

That is the similar idea behind 12voltguys system/plate. I'm going with that setup. A rocker switch with a cover then monetary buttons for in and out. I might just order his prefabbed product and be done with it.

SuicideSaints 05-04-2013 05:24 PM

Ok, finally ordered the winch and it arrived. It is a 4 pin one pin being a ground. I'm in the process of making my own plate and using left over wire in the garage for the in cab controls

voelkldw 01-22-2014 05:32 PM

I just recently just got the Q9500i winch and want to add in cab controls did you ever figure out which color wires on the solenoid were the in and out wires. There are four wires yellow/green blue, brown, and black. The yellow/green appears to be the power wire and the black looks like the ground, I'm not sure if this is right and which of the other to wires are the in and out.

Thanks

SuicideSaints 01-22-2014 06:08 PM

I think it was blue in and brown out. They are just directional and if you reverse them it won't matter as far as wrecking anything just swap them around. I had then backwards at first and then swapped them around and ever thing worked fine.

GOOF_QB3 05-08-2014 12:23 AM

Just got mine in the mail yesterday, plan to mount to my xrc bumper this weekend. Found video on bleepinjeep that had the same concept as Dextreme was outlining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shBZUlot12M

This video outlines it pretty well. Pics to come!


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