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  • #46
    check the line draw when the winch is operating with a multimeter,

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    • #47
      Originally posted by tp8v68 View Post

      10 awg is good for 30 amps and is not undersized in "merica". The 6 awg you mentioned would be typically landed on a 50 or 60 amp breaker, either would pass inspection and not be a concern unless the distance was causing voltage drop or the path was in an area with a very high temperature, which 95% of the inspectors out there would never notice anyways.

      Where you from Hyper?
      10g/4mm should be good for 37A before it melts, de-rating it due to environmental conditions / passage through insulation / volt drop due to length of run is what the cable calcs over here are for. 150ft/50m run length Is the deciding factor here, even with 6g/10mm you're going to lose around 5V and because you lot run 110V that is a major factor. The most common cause of house fires is electrical and the most common reasons are loose connections or overload.

      And im from Scotland.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by antknot View Post
          Ok, any conversion of AC to DC has losses in power so I'm going to use 95 % in this example

          If you need 100 amps at 12 volts DC you need 1200 Wats (P= I * E) with a 95% efficency you need 1264 wats (1200/.95) AC volts are RMS (root mean square) a math average of all the individual instantanious voltages in one cycle and will suffice to be the same as a DC volt in this. so 1264 Watts AC at 120 Volts AC needs (I=P/V) 11 Amps AC (note numbers rounded UP to even numbers)

          The 100 amp DC is a SWAG ( Scientific Wild Assed Guess) by another poster and used here since you specified it. Plus it made the math easier

          As to the use of the winch in a vehice Relays most probably are used to allow enough current from the battery to not blow vehicle wireing or fuses.
          Originally posted by animal View Post

          so, if i'm reading what you are saying correctly. the electricty going thru the 120 volt ac plug is putting 10 amps on the circuit, if the other side of the converter at 12 volt dc is putting 100 amps?
          CQ: Are you taking notes? Are you done displaying your ignorance?

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Flew View Post



            CQ: Are you taking notes? Are you done displaying your ignorance?
            You still Babbling?

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Captquint View Post
              Fife, other side of the country.

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              • #52
                I freely admit to being a novice regarding electrical stuff but we do know that captquint is an under the table electrician hired by an outfit that made working illegally a condition of employment. Take that as you will...

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                • #53
                  I know that it would not be as much fun to google the answer but, can be done...

                  https://www.etrailer.com/question-7151.html

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by CHEEZY08 View Post
                    I freely admit to being a novice regarding electrical stuff but we do know that captquint is an under the table electrician hired by an outfit that made working illegally a condition of employment. Take that as you will...
                    Does that mean running a whole room off a 30 amp breaker is acceptable?

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by jsdspif View Post
                      The lightest duty winch we carry is Superwinch EX1, part # SW1110. It has a 1,000 pounds capacity, runs on 12V DC, and draws 25 amps with no load, and draws 60 amps with a 500 pound load, and 92 amps with a 1,000 pound load.

                      just found that on a search. The setup with the battery and solar charger sounds like a good set up to me . I'd just keep using it.
                      Originally posted by ;[B
                      franktafl[/B]n6284676]

                      I know that it would not be as much fun to google the answer but, can be done...

                      https://www.etrailer.com/question-7151.html

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by megman View Post

                        This^^^^

                        The lightest winch with no load will draw around 25A. At 1000lbs, it'll draw 90-100A. So check the winch.
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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Captquint View Post

                          Does that mean running a whole room off a 30 amp breaker is acceptable?
                          I have no idea. I do know however that it is a logical assumption that any outfit that makes working for them illegally a condition of employment is demonstrably unconcerned with rules and regulations. What other corners do you guys cut?

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by CHEEZY08 View Post
                            I have no idea. I do know however that it is a logical assumption that any outfit that makes working for them illegally a condition of employment is demonstrably unconcerned with rules and regulations. What other corners do you guys cut?
                            None, Our work is quality and that's shown through our repeat customers and contractors.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Captquint View Post

                              Does that mean running a whole room off a 30 amp breaker is acceptable?
                              Actually, most rooms in a house are run off a 15 amp breaker.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Flew View Post

                                Actually, most rooms in a house are run off a 15 amp breaker.
                                Correct. Is this deer processing building a normal room?

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