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I am thinking of purchasing a winch and mounting it to a 2x2 tongue and thus
be able to use it by attaching it to the rear receiver on several different
vehicles. Does anybody know of a quick connect for the very heavy welding
cable I will have to run from the battery to the receiver hitch area on
several vehicles? ANY suggestions on this entire procedure would be
appreciated.
 
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On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 07:08:05 -0700, "Jim Gemmill"
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>"INDIVIDUAL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> I am thinking of purchasing a winch and mounting it to a 2x2
>> tongue and thus be able to use it by attaching it to the rear
>> receiver on several different vehicles. Does anybody know of
>> a quick connect for the very heavy welding cable I will have
>> to run from the battery to the receiver hitch area on several
>> vehicles? ANY suggestions on this entire procedure would be
>> appreciated.
>>

>Tow truck drivers have quick connects for their battery jump
>cables. I think they cost about $100 per set plus wiring of
>course. A possible alternative may be connectors that are
>used by welders.


The connectors used for the wrecker plug-in jumper cables are
Anderson Powerpole connectors, and they are used on lots of heavy
power connections. Jumper cables and electric forklift battery leads
being just two. They are all universal, there are about six different
sizes from 40A to 350A, and there are also knock-offs that mate
properly. As long as you pick the right amperage class for all the
items, they'll all work.

I did some Googling, and some Thomas Catalog looking, but they
didn't pop into the first few hits. So here's a vendor:
http://www.powerwerx.com/category.asp?CtgID=1001

The welding style pin-lock connectors could be used, but in
combinations of two or more they are NOT IDIOT PROOF! You can hook
them up backwards, and that does wonderful things to the ECM computer
and electronics of the car with a dead battery. Or you could jumper a
hard short on the battery in the good vehicle...

In other words, they'll work fine as long as you are the only one
that ever messes with them, and you never have a brain fart in the
process. (Hey, we all have bad days.) But loan the car to Uncle Fred
and they could screw it up in several inventive ways, the least
destructive being to hook the power up backwards and tighten the winch
when they hit the 'OUT' button and break the cable. Or strip a gear,
pop the shear pin, drop a Buick on their foot...

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My suggestion would be to use the same kind of connectors used with a
snow plow. They are plenty heavy duty to handle the amperage, easily
connected and disconnected (push together and pull apart) and they are
"idiot proof". You would be unable to cross connect the wiring. Use
dielectric compound (electrical grease) and you should be good to go IMHO.





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> I am thinking of purchasing a winch and mounting it to a 2x2 tongue and thus
> be able to use it by attaching it to the rear receiver on several different
> vehicles. Does anybody know of a quick connect for the very heavy welding
> cable I will have to run from the battery to the receiver hitch area on
> several vehicles? ANY suggestions on this entire procedure would be
> appreciated.
>
>
 
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Warn sells them for about $35 and the connecors forklifts use for their
battiers will do too/are the same

Matt
 
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Don't know the current rating but, Warn sales a quick disconnect designed
for up to 9,500lb Warn winch.

http://www.warn.com/truck/accessories/quick_connect_all.shtml


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>I am thinking of purchasing a winch and mounting it to a 2x2 tongue and
>thus be able to use it by attaching it to the rear receiver on several
>different vehicles. Does anybody know of a quick connect for the very heavy
>welding cable I will have to run from the battery to the receiver hitch
>area on several vehicles? ANY suggestions on this entire procedure would be
>appreciated.
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INDIVIDUAL wrote:
> I am thinking of purchasing a winch and mounting it to a 2x2 tongue and thus
> be able to use it by attaching it to the rear receiver on several different
> vehicles. Does anybody know of a quick connect for the very heavy welding
> cable I will have to run from the battery to the receiver hitch area on
> several vehicles? ANY suggestions on this entire procedure would be
> appreciated.



Here is what you need.

http://www.warn.com/truck/accessories/quick_connect_all.shtml



These came with my Warn multi-mount winch. I have one set on the
front and one set on the rear of my F-350 and the same on my son's Dodge
pickup, thus greatly increasing the utility of my winch. I'm in the
process of adding them to the front and rear of my Rubicon. I also
purchased jumper cables from Warn that use these connectors. Very useful.

mdh
 
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On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 16:40:00 GMT, Bruce L Bergman <[email protected]> wrote:
> Anderson Powerpole connectors, and they are used on lots of heavy
> power connections. Jumper cables and electric forklift battery leads
> being just two. They are all universal, there are about six different
> sizes from 40A to 350A, and there are also knock-offs that mate
> properly. As long as you pick the right amperage class for all the
> items, they'll all work.
>
> I did some Googling, and some Thomas Catalog looking, but they
> didn't pop into the first few hits. So here's a vendor:
> http://www.powerwerx.com/category.asp?CtgID=1001


Seconded. Powerpole connectors are the way to go. Pick the size you
need for your amperage, spend the money and just do it. I don't
remember seeing the big ones at powerwerx, but I've purchased powerpoles
online from at least one of the normal industrial supply places --
grainger, mcmaster-carr, mcm electronics, etc.

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you are right on.
go to a large welding house and they have quick disconnects for large
cables.
i have used some snd they are great.
old john

"INDIVIDUAL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I am thinking of purchasing a winch and mounting it to a 2x2 tongue and

thus
> be able to use it by attaching it to the rear receiver on several

different
> vehicles. Does anybody know of a quick connect for the very heavy welding
> cable I will have to run from the battery to the receiver hitch area on
> several vehicles? ANY suggestions on this entire procedure would be
> appreciated.
>
>
 
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