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    Power points, or is that points of power...

    Maybe I should check the owners manual, but it's early morning and I don't want to wake the other half going to find it... for some reason she just wouldn't understand and appreciate the importance of knowing this information... So I'm just lying here pondering if the ACE has any readily available power termination points for live/ignition/earth or do I have to splice into existing feeds?

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    take off the radiator access panel under the storage box there is exactly what your looking for , a terminal strip with three posts
    battery +12 v, battery -12 v and switched 12 volt power

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    Cheers, thanks for that. Any body know what the fuse rating for this would be or am I better to run separate fuses to my add-on's?

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    In my opinion, you need to add separate fuses to the add-ons. I believe that the battery terminal is a 6 AWG cable that runs straight from the battery to this terminal block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezza View Post
    Cheers, thanks for that. Any body know what the fuse rating for this would be or am I better to run separate fuses to my add-on's?

    I'd have to say it depends on what those add ons are. If its something that is going to draw enough current to heat the wire you are using with it, I'd say yes. If it's something like a 6awg heavy gauge cable for a winch, I seriously doubt you could ever heat such heavy wire to a point that it could heat and ignite using such a small battery and charging system as used in our atvs I have no breaker on my winch wires and have never had a heating problem at all. 6 Gauge wiring is used in bass boats to power the trolling motors and I have run those trolling motors for hours on end using both 12 and 24 volts hooked to two deep cycle batteries that have 250-300 amps total, and those wires never heated, or ever tripped a breaker. My opinion is that the more you add to the electrical system of these quads, the more possibility for an electrical problem down the line. Keep it as simple as possible and if in doubt ask a professional. Remember wiring is just like water pipe, the larger the size the more water or electricity that can pass through with less restriction, and restriction in wiring is what causes heat and the need for breakers. Good heavy wire and low amp draw accessories can run for years or forever without fuses or breakers. My 3500# winch didn't even come with a fuse or circuit breaker, so I guess the professionals know what they need and what they don't need
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    Cheers for the reply guys...

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    I always wire the winch to keyed power. In case it locks up etc.

    I always run the engine when winching on such a small battery.

    I had considered adding a disconnect to the battery, but had not got around to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    I always wire the winch to keyed power. In case it locks up etc.

    I always run the engine when winching on such a small battery.

    I had considered adding a disconnect to the battery, but had not got around to it.

    Mungo...I don't understand this statement quote I always wire the winch to keyed power. In case it locks up etc.

    If the winch locks up, just releasing the switch will stop power to the winch be it switched or continuous power, but I also always wire the rocker switch to switched power also
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    I'm wanting to put two LED lights on my front bumper. Is this a possible hookup sight to avoid direct connect to the battery? Electrically slow. Thanks

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