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Old 12-27-2010, 06:05 AM
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2000 Xplorer400 winch w/plow questions

Alright. I have this Xplorer400 I got running that came with a winch and plow. 1st snow I got it to work fairly good but there's one problem I think I may have. It's either the output of the stator too low or a battery problem. What's going on is when I am out plowing normally it is dark out so I have the lights on. Well as time goes on it seems that I am running out of battery probably because of the amperage being pulled from the winch plus I have a power turn unit too. I've metered the system and it shows 13-14 volts so I know it's charging. I'm thinking the battery itself is too small and not holding enough in reserve when I am using the plow hard.

My question is I would like I know what could be done to upgrade the electrical system to handle this winch????
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:10 AM
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I can't believe NO ONE has had a simular issue.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:07 PM
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i don't think you really have anything wrong. when i used to plow alot at night ,my winch would either quit working or the battery light would start flashing. i have a '03 500 and after doing a little investigating ,polaris didn't upgrade the output of there stators ,until '04. Even if you could get a higher output stator, it wouldn't do any good, because the wiring size is so small i don't think it could handle more than 5 amps output. you can take your battery to the parts store for a load test,if you think it's getting weak or strap a car battery on the rack and hook it to your battery, then trickle charge them back up when finished plowing
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:50 PM
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Ok. That was what I was thinking. I've been putting the bike on trickle charger each time I've been done plowing.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:38 AM
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Same problem

I have a 2012 500 that has the same problem. If i plow with the lights on the batt light comes on. I usually just put it in Neutral and bring rpms up for a minute. But I am wondering if there is a higher output stator I can get.
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