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Unread 02-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Ok so I need some input. I'm going to be putting a winch on and I'm already gonna have 8 6v batteries on the cart so I don't really have a space for another battery. Should I get a voltage reducer and use it to power the winch and possibly a radio? If I do that does it hook to the main NEG and main POS? Am I missing another possible option?
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Unread 02-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Looks like there are tons of reducers on Ebay, all with different Amp fuses. Can anyone recommend what to look for? Not sure how many amps the winch would pull......
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Utilizing a reducer, you may want to add a spade style fuse block between your reducer and accessories . . best to get fuse block with both a negative and positive feed so you don't have spaghetti hooked up to main negative terminal post . . . this type of fuse block would provide both the positive and negative spade connection point for your accessories . . .
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Looks like there are tons of reducers on Ebay, all with different Amp fuses. Can anyone recommend what to look for? Not sure how many amps the winch would pull......
Winch should have label telling amp requirements . . .
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Unread 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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Thank you good sir!
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Unread 02-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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Personally I wouldn't use a reducer for a winch. Power it directly from 2 of your 6 volt batteries to give it 12 volts. Most likely it will pull way too many amps for a reducer to be able to handle. Plus it's only intermittent use so it's not going to cause any battery problems.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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Now that's what I wanna hear! Cheaper!;)
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:34 PM   #8
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Personally, I am going to run a Marine battery in my bag well to power the winch I'll be putting on my cart. That way I can run the winch as much as I need to and not have to worry about killing my battery pack.

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Unread 02-19-2012, 11:02 PM   #9
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I'll already have 2 batteries in my bag well powering my 48v conversion.......
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Unread 02-20-2012, 01:57 AM   #10
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Ahhh, that kills that completely.

Sorry, but I haven't got any other ideas for you.

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