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Old 08-01-2014, 15:18   #1
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Help with wiring for a Tigres Windlass

I am planning my installation for my new Tigres Windlass. I plan to use 2/0 wire from my house bank to the windlass. After opening the housing, it appears that the biggest wire that will fit in the housing to the motor may only be 1 AWG.

Has anybody recently installed one of these and can tell me the wire size that will fit in the housing to the motor?
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Old 08-01-2014, 15:22   #2
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Re: Help with wiring for a Tigres Windlass

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I can't speak to your wire size, but in the worst case, just make up some convenient short leads in 1AWG. Run them a foot or three over to a nice solid bulkhead and install a junction box. Then run the heavy cables aft from the junction box.

The junction box might be a good place to install an extra cut-off switch, etc. if you have any need for that as well. And at some point, if you should decide to install a windlass battery forward, that could be the tie-in point for it as well.
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Re: Help with wiring for a Tigres Windlass

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I can't speak to your wire size, but in the worst case, just make up some convenient short leads in 1AWG. Run them a foot or three over to a nice solid bulkhead and install a junction box. Then run the heavy cables aft from the junction box.

The junction box might be a good place to install an extra cut-off switch, etc. if you have any need for that as well. And at some point, if you should decide to install a windlass battery forward, that could be the tie-in point for it as well.
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Old 12-01-2014, 21:12   #4
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Re: Help with wiring for a Tigres Windlass

When I installed mine a few years ago I traded emails with lofrans tech support and was glad I did. There is only room for awg 2 inside ..works fine for a short run. Inside you have to make some tight turns and awg 1 is too big. They were helpful with several questions I had and I would recommend you contact them if you want them to review you installation.
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