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I am considering putting a resettable circuit breaker on my winch. I have a viper 4K wide spool. Using the factory installed 8 gauge (I think) wire. What size breaker would be best?

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Why what is the reason for installing a circuit beaker??
I think his thinking is a c breaker is resettable and fuses are not is his thought, if it's blowing that often something may be getting very hot?
 

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The Viper winch could be too much for the factory fuse? Put in a bigger fuse and a breaker rated the same as the old fuse.
 

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To the best of my knowledge there is no fuse or breaker currently inline for the winch wiring. I just thought as a safety measure I would install some type of protection. Maybe I don't need it.

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If so you would be paying more for a breaker than the cost of the winch. And the only way it would ever trip is if the lead wire shorted out against the frame.
 

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I was thinking something like this:

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I thought there was a large fuse from the factory? Maybe I'm thinking about my rear winch instead. It has a silver metal box (fuse? Breaker?) that bolts onto the battery lug to power the winch. I will have to check it tonight.
 

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They are circuit breakers. Just google them, they are everywhere.
 

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Why are you wanting a fuse or circuit breaker on a winch .
Just incase the winch wire gets pinched it will trip the breaker . ??



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Why are you wanting a fuse or circuit breaker on a winch .
Just incase the winch wire gets pinched it will trip the breaker . ??



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That was my thought....yes.

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Hey all,

I am considering putting a resettable circuit breaker on my winch. I have a viper 4K wide spool. Using the factory installed 8 gauge (I think) wire. What size breaker would be best?

Steve
You can buy an in-line circuit breaker at your local Autozone for under $5. I highly recommend putting one on as you would rather have the circuit breaker trip and reset than to burn up your winch or battery. I just put a winch on my Commander this weekend and was wondering if it had a built-in circuit breaker on the factory wiring. So I'm guessing the answer is no, so I will be installing one on mine. I saw a neat trick where a guy put the circuit breaker in an outlet box to keep it from shorting out. I'll probably do that.
 
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