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I know they are not very good but I had one laying around so I figured I would put it on and use it till it burns up. It's a 2000p pound with cable. Anyone ever have any luck with these I bought it new cheap off a buddy? And with the install the winch didn't come with a fuse of any sort so what kind of fuses are you guys using with yours I got a 250 fuse (I think) bolted from the battery post to the winch power supply as of right now.
 

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Well I looked up their winch, if it is the same one you have, it has a 1hp motor. The calculated FLA for a 12VDC 1HP motor would be close to 80Amps. 746W/12V=62.1A, 62.1A/0.8=77.7A(Efficiency Losses). To calculate fuse size the rule of thumb is 135-150% of motor FLA, rounded up to next standard fuse size. So 77.7x1.5=116.5, which puts you at about 125A fuse size. Any larger, and it won't offer overload protection, only short circuit. Now, you have a 250A in there, that will barely offer short circuit protection, because it will force your battery to supply more than 250A for a rated time period to blow. I would suggest a 125A fuse. A basic automotive blade fuse will work, or glass fuse, like you see in car audio.
 

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I had a 3k champion winch on my grizzly for 9 years. It always sounded like it was grinding rocks, but it always worked! I replaced the crappy switch/contactor with a handlebar mounted switch from gorilla and remote contactor as soon as i bought it. I had to tear it apart after a few years and clean the gears. While i was in there i drilled the housing and added a grease zerk. Then i just gave it a shot every now and then. I also replaced the cable, but it was 8 years old at the time. Overall it did what I needed it to do
 

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I knew it was gonna be a little big I will downsize and carry a couple extras that are bigger just in case. That's all I had laying around and I knew I needed something incase it burnt up or something. I am going to have to look into a new switch cause the case on mine is cracked anyway and It would probably be a good idea to get a quality one so it doesn't break when I need it! Thanks
 
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