snapper4 - 9/4/2005 10:48 AM
I'll have to check the specs. on this winch....
Most of you draw power directly from the battery under the hood then?
Yes. If I remember correctly, my winch came with #8 wire and a 50 amp breaker that connects directly to the battery terminal. I installed the cable "permanently" and installed a socket next to the trailer connector. I didn't like the exposed "hot" metal on the circuit breaker so I insulated it with a piece of rubber gasket material.
If you skimp on the wire size or try to connect it to an existing socket you will end up with less power from the winch and risk heating and melting of the wire. Make your ground connection to the vehicle frame, not a body part. Ask me how I know !