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yup. I was pullin a side by side over this past weekend and my winch wouldn't initially spool ( it was dark and I plugged into solenoid upside down 5 times , derp)but during the quick troubleshooting ,three guys were blown away that I had no fuse inline in its hookup and I explained the same thing.
You COULD I suppose , wire one in but it is not necessary with newer winches .:jeep2:
 

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What would constitute "newer" winch? I have no clue what year my Ramsey is from.
I honestly have never heard of any winch requiring a fuse but you could...it'd take some kinda hefty fuse, maybe from a transformer or something...do they make 150-300 amp draw slow blowing fuses for something like a winch?
I would get teh manufacturer's install doc from Ramsey if you have questions . I have not seen anyone with a fuse on their winch in a Jeep but I am not saying it isnt or cannot be done, tho.
 

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I was just curios .I have always ran a fuse or a resetable circuit breaker on my stereo systems .

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I was just curios .I have always ran a fuse or a resetable circuit breaker on my stereo systems .

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There was a huge blow up on another forum (those whom we shall not speak the name) about this issue.

The way I see it, stereos are designed with external fuses/circuit breakers and winches from the manufacture are designed to be wired directly to the battery.

Like 99% of the planet, I have been running electric winches directly to the battery since I knew what a winch was. One caveat, I have never run an off brand winch.
 

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With the draw of a fully loaded winch it's not feasible. It would be like installing a fuse on your starter.


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