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Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by sport-trac, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. sport-trac

    sport-trac Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Hey guys / gals... starting to get more into plowing with the ATV.. I have a 2004.5 Sportsman 500 HO with the 60" Glacier plow system on it.

    I use the Warn 2.5 Winch and just ordered the manual angle thing from the dealer :)

    Recently installed 2 55w fog /driving lights, ran power direct to battery and mounted switch next to Pod light.

    Question is: am i going to kill my battery with the fog lights on?

    I am also thinking about adding a "back-up" light and once the enclosure is done a 12v heater for it :) ya..wimp i know.

    Any ideas are appreciated.

  2. sport-trac

    sport-trac Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    just read my own post... is there something I can do: IE: add a battery, to make sure that I dont die while out braving the elements ?
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Why do you need so many lights? I use my lights that came stock on my ATV and they work great. If you want to add electrical stuff get some hand warmers.
  4. sport-trac

    sport-trac Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    those are one of the items that I am thinking about as well... still concerned about the power draw.
  5. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    simply read abouthe amps that your lights or assosrys require... add them up, and make sure they dont over draw your system , them after installin ghtem measure to maek sure your still chaging the battery

    might consider a bigger batttery to help even out the power draw with the winch if your close to the max charge rating

    also , for refuerance, the wich , and lights should say the amps some were on them , but if they dont

    watts = volts x amps so if it says 55 watt light, then 55/12 = 4.58 amps for example