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Old 01-11-2020, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Front and rear winches off of one switch

I'm in the process of installing front and rear winches on my rig. The front winch has an in cab switch already and I was thinking about how I could have that same switch run front or rear with a selector switch.

I'd like to have the sector switch be a 3 way with off in the middle also. Right now the switch is live with the key, which I'm not to fond of, since I have young kids that like to switch switches and press buttons. I may even do a momentary selector so you have to press both switches at once.

Do I just need a 6 blade 3 way switch? I'm not sure if the 2 sides of the same switch connect to each other or not. Like this for the selector:

In | out (front)
In | out (to switch)
In | out (rear)

Control switch:

In (from selector)
Power
Out (from selector)

I know I could just add another switch and it'd be the same thing, but like I said, I'd like to add the little safer feature in of having an all off position.

DC Switch Momentary (ON)-OFF-(ON) double pole 3 position sealed https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CRI3ZAE..._spKgEb7TKXMAZ

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Old 01-11-2020, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OK, I'm pretty sure I answered my own question. The way I want to do it should work. I'm going to use a momentary for a little extra safety, they will be right next to each other, so just a 2 finger deal instead of 1.
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OK, just got it hooked up just like I posted, works great.
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Good to have the thought process laid out though, in case someone else wants to do it
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