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Old February 20th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #21
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You can buy them at napa, probobly any autoparts store in the snowplow stuff.
I personally wont use them on a winch because it only takes a bad connection a few seconds to create enough heat to ruin your winch motor. Ask me how I know.
The quality and cleanliness of the connection can be a bigger factor than the amp rating or size of the plug.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #22
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How are the connectors rated that you say aren't big enough? Continuous or peak? If it's peak, what's the rating for time? On the McMaster one I see it has an amp rating.. it doesn't go into any detail.

I dunno if you looked at the Warn site, but he's basically looking for the same part they sell, but not in the Warn package. I've seen the Warn parts in person, and they aren't any different than what others have posted. Going with the equivalent of what Warn sells seems to be reasonable to me; as I would expect they aren't going to sell something that turns to dust the first time you use it on a hard pull.

As for peak amp draw on an 8274.. have you checked the peak amperage to what the factory wiring is? I'm pretty sure they use 2-gauge on 8274 if that helps you find the answer...
The 8274 does come with 2 gauge I switched mine to 0, and moved my solonoid pack under the hood using the shortest cables I could. Maybe overkill but my winch workes great and never gets hot like it used to.
That rating I quoted for the 8274 was from a winch test in one of the magazines.I dont recall if the amp rating was rated peak or continous. Stupid on my part.

I dont remember if it was warns site, somewhere I read that they dont reccomend using quick connects on a 8274 because it does draw more then any other warn winch.
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The quality and cleanliness of the connection can be a bigger factor than the amp rating or size of the plug.
I totally agree. I've just spent too much money on motors to risk a quick connector on my winch. I would put wing nuts on the power and ground studs for a quick connect before a splice in my cable.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #24
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Anderson SB are the connectors. Last time I bought them was 6 or 7 years ago, directly from them.
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These are for a Warn M8000 on the back of a flatfender, even the hardest pull likely won't be maxing out the winch motor or wiring. It is also a secondary winch on the rear of the rig, I can count on one hand how many times in my many years I would have benefited from a rear winch, but I scored it cheap and want to easily move it between my YJ and the CJ. The YJ hasn't been on a trail in 5/6 years so really unimportant to factor that one in.

MAX load rating is 435 amps, and 285-350 in the mid range which is where it would likely land with me.

It should be fine for what I plan to do with it and as often as I will use it.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 05:03 AM   #26
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I have been using a cradle mount for my LJ for about 5 years without issue, I don't think you should be concerned about using the QD if you buy quality parts.

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We use connectors like those pictured by the OP on our tow trucks for hooking up booster cables. 2 things keep them clean and solder the copper lugs onto the wires dont just crimp them on.

We boost semi trucks with these and dont have any issues.

Also if you got to a place that repairs and sells part for forklifts they have these connectors in various different sizes. I grabbed a larger set i think rated for 800 amps to use as connectors for an on board arc welder on a service truck.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 11:35 AM   #28
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Yes they come in different sizes I dont remember what numbers they come in. I got a red set that is almost twice the physical size of the gray ones. the fork lifts need clean and steady power because of the sensitive electronics. Do NOT use contact cleaner on the contacts as it will "dry " the plastic and it will shatter easilly after. ask me how I know. always go bigger than you think. I was a forklift tech thats how I know about this crap.
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