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If I install a 20 amp fuse on the rocker switch wire(thats what I am calling the wire that has the in-out button on one end and has the other end connected to the solenoid)instead of screwing around with any wires on my atv,shouldn't THAT fuse blow out if anything weird happens to the winch or rocker switch?

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No, You'd have to protect the main power wire going from the battery directly too the contactor. That still won't protect your wiring if theres a failure within the contactor. Keep in mind that adding fuses also creates a failure point, so make sure you ALWAYS have a box of spares.

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you will need a pretty big fuse .. 50 to 60 amp .. i have duel breakers on my winch power wires and it has kicked them out 1 time on a very heavy load ... and they are both 60 amp auto reset breakers .. but i also have a 5000 lb winch an was pulling close to 3000 lbs ( tree stump across flat ground ) when they cut out .. but they reset pretty quickly .. if you can find a set or even a single breaker at napa then i would put that inline on the main power lead .. and then you can also put a fuse in the positive side for your rocker switch as a safe guard backup..

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