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I have a 520 that sits most of the year at deer camp. I have an Axon winch on it, and the battery seems to always be dead, and die in between times when I get down there. I'm assuming that the winch and/or winch switch are a drain on the battery, even when the machine is off. The camp runs on generator power so I can't keep a tender on it all the time. I'm thinking about a power switch for the winch. Any ideas on the easiest way to do this so the winch won't draw/use power unless I want it on?

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I have a 520 that sits most of the year at deer camp. I have an Axon winch on it, and the battery seems to always be dead, and die in between times when I get down there. I'm assuming that the winch and/or winch switch are a drain on the battery, even when the machine is off. The camp runs on generator power so I can't keep a tender on it all the time. I'm thinking about a power switch for the winch. Any ideas on the easiest way to do this so the winch won't draw/use power unless I want it on?

TIA
You could put a simple cutoff switch on your positive battery cable
 
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Why not just pull the battery cable/cables off when you leave?
 
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Why not just pull the battery cable/cables off when you leave?
That's what I'm going to do until I figure something out but I would like to not have to pull the battery cover on and off every time I go there. Plus I would have to remember to do that every time. haha
 
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I like that idea. Any recommendations on a quality one?
Most auto parts stores usually have this style in stock.
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If the winch has a wireless controller it will drain the battery, I put a cut off like the one earlier in this thread on the power to the winch. Also get a harbor freight solar panel and controller, use one on mower i keep at deer camp and it always starts.
 
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If the winch has a wireless controller it will drain the battery, I put a cut off like the one earlier in this thread on the power to the winch. Also get a harbor freight solar panel and controller, use one on mower i keep at deer camp and it always starts.
Any recommendations on the best spot to mount the kill switch? Under the hood?
 
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@Mudder helped me with this during my build...

 

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