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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:47 pm 
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I've been reading up on this and there seems to be two points of view. Some say hook it to the positive side and some say the negative side. What is everyone's view, and why, and should it be a direct cutoff switch or a large relay to keep the amperage out of the cab :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:30 pm 
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Its totally up to the installer. Some people like to control a circuit on the ground side and some on the positive side.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:22 pm 
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On a rig the ground side does work better. If it ever comes loose or your working around it, it won't arch out on a panel or your wrench. Should be mounted out side the cab. Or at least through the fire wall. You can get big relays, but most of us install them as anti theft or to save the battery and not to act as a master kill for emergencies.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:32 pm 
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I'm thinking after we lost 2 rigs to fires this year, I want to be able to kill all power from driver or passenger seat. More or a safety device. Anti-theft and saving battery would be a side benefit. Thinking of a relay, the high amperage stays out of the cab. The switch itself will be the only thing with power if the relay is open. (Or I would never have a circuit to close the relay circuit again)

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'98 TJ/Custom long arm/3 link front/4 link rear with 15" of stretch. 6" in the front and 9" out back.
A Dana 60 front (lincon locker) Sterling 10.5 rear (LS) with cutting brakes on the rear. 5.38 gears. 37" Boggers


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:38 pm 
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I hear you. I just don't like adding failure points. Especially ones that have to handle the current loads of heavy winching. If your worried about fuel. Just pump a pump kill switch in.


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