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Fuse or breaker needed?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by sdnomad, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. sdnomad

    sdnomad Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Wouldn't it be a good idea to install a fuse or some type of breaker between the battery and the motor relay when installing the Western wiring and isolation module? If for some reason you were to short the motor relay there would be nothing stopping it, which would most likely cause a fire.
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    The plow pulls ruffly 180 amps, that's one big fuse/breaker.

    Its no different then the cable going to your starter on the truck.
  3. sdnomad

    sdnomad Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Got it. Thanks. I thought I may be missing something when installing this.