Winch battery,, which one?

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 12:45
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Hi all, I have just fitted and electric winch and would like advice on which battery to connect it to. I have a dual battery set up ( Arrid ie. batteries not paralleled )

Regards GeeTee
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 13:25

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 13:25
What sort of car?

Exide Extreme is VERY good..
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Follow Up By: GeeTee - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 20:09

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 20:09
Hi Truckster, Winch is a Warn Magnum 9000 fitted to Prado 3l turbo diesel. Had an Exide Extreme but died after about a year, no reason ... not over or under charged, used for Chescold and thats about it.

GeeTee
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 22:36

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 22:36
Maybe been cycled too deeply once too often. Thats the problem, cranking batts don't like a deep discharge, need a deep cycle for that but some find they accept a charge too slow. Hybrid batts which I think the extreme is don't do anything very well. Don't you get a 2yr warranty with it.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 22:59

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 22:59
Mate I 4b with has had his 2 yrs, not a problem...

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 23:43

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 23:43
Would depend on how it's used. I couldn't imagine it lasting long if deep cycled often. I thought my blasted cranking battery was in good nick also till yesterday when it failed. I suspect a mechanical failure from vibrations. I'm pleased it went south, just a cheapo that came with the vehicle.
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Reply By: srowlandson - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 13:27

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 13:27
Main battery (Cranking)

It is used to the Deep Discharging and will get the bulk of the Alternator Charge.

Steve
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Follow Up By: GeeTee - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 20:06

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 20:06
Thanks Steve, Thats the way I was thinking. Guy's that fitted the winch gave me the option of either .. their call was the secondary. Will swap over tomorrow, leads are long enough.

GeeTee
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 16:32

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 16:32
Steve's right , cranging battery & use with engine running as it uses heaps of power
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Follow Up By: GeeTee - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 20:10

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 20:10
Thanks for the tip. Makes sense to keep the engine going ! !

GeeTee
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Follow Up By: Cruza - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 09:46

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 09:46
Are there any safety issues with keeping the engine running while using the winch? I thought it would make sense to leave it running but thought that was too obvious and must be unsafe or not recommended?
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 15:52

Friday, Jun 04, 2004 at 15:52
Just have someone steering
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 16:30

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 16:30
Gday
Another starting battery is best for a winch. They draw 3-400 amps at full load. Another good thing is a smart solenoid that joins both batteries when the winch is motored in.
Keep the motor running if you can.
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