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post #1 of 6 Old 12-30-2011, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Wiring a 24V Winch

Ok here we go guys. I have come to possess a 24v Warn Industrial Series 12 Winch. I know that my Jeep runs a 12V system, but I still want to try to run this winch. (Its free so why not try) My question is what would be the best course of action that will require the least amount of serious modification to the existing system. My friend and I were thinking of locating a 24V battery in the cargo area with a Battery Tender and connecting the winch directly to it. The idea that I use a 24v setup under the hood and then step down to 12v for all of the existing electronics has also been presented. Has anyone tried something like this with any success?

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You could go to a dual battery setup and wire them in series for the winch.

Or convert the winch to 12v (motor and control box).

Or sell it and buy 12v winch (probably cheapest option).
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Hmmmmm sounds like hummer winch lol


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replace motor.

you can upgrade to the 6hp warn one for like $150. http://www.dbelectrical.com/c-3381-w...FYFx4Aod5UscBg

rest is not worth the effort.

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Hell, run a dual battery set-up for future accessories and do as doc says, it's the cheapest route.
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relays "should" work, I think the input is 6-32v. Test those first and then the motor route.

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