How to test a winch magnet
- Check the cable connections from the winch magnet to the battery.
- Unscrew the magnet cover after disconnecting the positive (red) cable of the winch from the battery.
- With a voltmeter, touch the large pins on the solenoid while the winch is off.
With the winch off, press a voltmeter onto the large solenoid valve pins. The two large pins are located on the winding side of the magnet. The voltmeter will read twelve volts when the solenoid is working properly.
Cause: The contactor is damaged or corroded If the winch operates normally when used with jump leads, the problem is most likely with the contactor. The magnets can start, but they won’t connect. This could be due to corrosion or overheating damage.
You don’t need an electromagnet for each winch. Most winches have them and some don’t. My no. A solenoid valve only draws current and voltage from the switch so it doesn’t burn out.
Make a small jumper from A to F1 and connect the battery voltage (jumpers are convenient to use) to F2. The winch motor should rotate in one direction when the F2 terminal is energized. Then change the jump start cable from A to F2 and connect the battery to terminal F1.
No, the winch will not drain the battery if it is not running. The first thing you should check is that the cables are good and tight. However, it is very likely that the battery has deteriorated.
Run a small jumper cable (56 ■■■■ wires, 8g. Works fine) from A to F1 and connect the battery voltage (jumper cables work fine) to F2. The winch motor should now move in one direction. 5. Then insert the A to F2 cable and connect the F1 battery.
KANUEH, the solenoid valve on the top of the winch is used to control the battery power. And also to determine in which direction the engine is turning, etc. The relay (above) is not required. Allows you to set an on / off switch on the dashboard.
The solenoid valve simply clips onto the intact coil and joins the contacts. The connectors may be dirty or punctured, or a poor connection on one or more solenoids is preventing them from transmitting power to the winch motor.
Connecting the winch to the solenoid Pass the positive and negative cables from the winch motor to the solenoid. Connect the positive and negative battery cables to the solenoid valves marked for the battery. Route the battery cables from the solenoid valve to the vehicle battery and secure them to the pole terminals.
Connecting a winch Connect the power cable to the positive pole of the winch. Connect the ground wire to the winch’s negative ground terminal. Route the opposite ends of the two wires, the quick disconnect, to the trailer connector for use.