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I am trying to rewire the switch for my winch, the old one is going out. (on the buggy)
- Already bought two push button momentary on/off switches.

I'm not sure how/if I can use these switches as a replacement.

I have attached a homemade diagram of how the old switch works.

The 'Out' button connects {+Batt to +Motor} & {-Ground to -Motor}
The 'In' button connects {+Batt to -Motor} & {-Ground to +Motor}
---The are just reversed.

Any ideas? Thanks
 

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You bought 2 switches to replace one, right? Its really quite simple and you're probably over thinking it. You'd be better off buying one switch that is a 2 way, but you can do it with 2 switches.

On second thought, usually one way switches use the chassis ground which wouldn't work in this application. You have to be able to switch the polarity at the switch which you can't do unless the + and - are routed to the switch.
 

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The old switch is a 2in1 2pole switch... so it's actually like 4 switches.
 

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You need a four pole double throw switch , does your winch have internal relays , it would have to be one heavyduty switch if it handles the motor load. if not you can get a two position momentary or two one position momentaries , and a couple of relays , just don't switch them both at the same time.:eek::eek:
 

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That diagram is for a fancy winch with relays and a remote switch. [I think]

mine is a cheap P.O.S. that came with the 'made in China' buggy. The switch on mine switches all of the power, it does not trigger relays in the motor. The heavy guage power source line runs straight to the switch, then the motor........

The switches I bought as replacements are rated for 60amps
 

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They might get a little hot under a load. i will check one of my suppliers catalogs and see what they have for dc motor controls. Get back to you asap.
 

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Cool. Thanks Steam

I'm liking your idea about the single pole/double throw momentary switch and a relay setup.
 

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Nope , nothing in there that wouldn't require some rigging. Did you check Northern tool ? sometimes they have some universal replacement stuff . I will check somewhere eles tomorrow .
 
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