There are many Split-Charge systems available to charge two batteries on a vehicle. One of these is usually the main vehicle battery used for starting, ligting etc and the other to power an auxilliary load such as a caravan or as in this case an electric winch.
The type usually used for caravans will supply up to 30 Amps to the second battery (many only supply as little as 8A).
If your second battery is running a winch, which may be drawing several hundred amps, you want all the available power being generated by your alternator to flow into the winch battery to replenish it's capacity as quickly as possible. Most vehicle alternators will produce 70A or more. At best a caravan type split charge will severely limit this. At worst it will be overloaded and potentially burn out!
Additionally, when the winch is running and the alternator is charging, power will be drawn from both batteries (through the split charge). This current could be as high as 200A which is even more likely to toast your split charge!
This is where X-Charge comes in. It works in the same way as a caravan Split-Charge, except uses heavy duty components which will handle over 250A for short durations and 180A continuously - sufficient for the heavyest winching.
X-Charge is supplied with a detailed, but easy to follow wiring diagram showing how to wire up your winch and connect the split charge to maximise its performance.
It's surprising how many winches under-perform because of simple mistakes and omissions in the wiring scheme. We can help your winch perform as well as the very best.
If your winch lacks power or the solenoids 'chatter' under load, although this may be due to a poor split-charge arrangement, in many cases it is due to a poor earth to the winch.
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