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I currently have a ramsey rep8000 on my rig. Its been a good winch for the money. It comes with remote mount solenoids. There are 2 and they simply reverse the polarity to the winch, which only has 2 terminals. I recently got a good deal on a ramsey platinum 9500, but it wont fit in the mount with the solenoid pack on it. Its not a big deal to remove. But, it has 4 solenoids and, and the winch has 3 terminals. What are the 3 terminals? I know the rep8 is just + and - and you reverse the 2 to change direction, but I am trying to figure out how to run this winch off of my old solenoid pack, cause I already have it mounted where I want it.
 

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You need the 5 terminal soleniods for the 9500 (I have one of those as well). Same thing as the old ass 8000 with the three post motors. I don't think there is a way to re-use the soleniods you already have.
Just remove the pack and get another cable to run it remotely.
 

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Thats what I figured I would have to do. I curious though, whats the 3rd post do? I mean dc motors usually have 2 terminals, + and -. Why do they have 3?
 

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If I remember right, it actually reverses the ground and power to switch directions. So you get two power posts and a ground.

I need to make mine remote as well. Mainly because I broke the tabs off the soleniod case on mine, and it's just sitting now.
 
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