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    Default lofrane caymen 88 control box. will a 4pole control box work ?

    Got a lofrane cayman 88 winch. It currently has the 3 pole lofrane controlbox/relay will a 4 pole one work? As I need to replace the one I have.

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    Default Re: lofrane caymen 88 control box. will a 4pole control box work ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tonkatoy87uk View Post
    Got a lofrane cayman 88 winch. It currently has the 3 pole lofrane controlbox/relay will a 4 pole one work? As I need to replace the one I have.
    Possibly, but you'll need to mess about with the wiring. Why not just replace the 3-pole box?

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    Default Re: lofrane caymen 88 control box. will a 4pole control box work ?

    The motor has different terminals IIRC-I changed one two years ago and required the 4 pole switch box as the old one used the 3 pole.
    AFAIK they are NOT interchangable.

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    Default Re: lofrane caymen 88 control box. will a 4pole control box work ?

    The three terminal box has a positive input from the battery and two output terminals, both positive, one for up, one for down.

    The four terminal box has negative and positive connections from the battery and two output terminals for the windlass. The two output terminals reverse polarity, one way for up and one for down.

    You most definitely cannot use a three way one in place of a four way.

    You might be able to use the four way one in place of the three way, providing you do not connect the negative battery cable to the negative input terminal.

    Note might. I've never tried it. Why not buy a three way contactor ?
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    Default Re: lofrane caymen 88 control box. will a 4pole control box work ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tonkatoy87uk View Post
    Got a lofrane cayman 88 winch. It currently has the 3 pole lofrane controlbox/relay will a 4 pole one work? As I need to replace the one I have.
    If your 4 pole is like this one you can



    All you need do is to connect the two motor connections from the relay to the 2 positive terminals on the motor and DO NOT connect the supply negative as shown on the relay negative leave it open but connect the supply negative to the negative on the motor. The negative control (thin wire) then will go to the negative on the motor NOT on the relay.
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    Default Re: lofrane caymen 88 control box. will a 4pole control box work ?

    Good info-this forum is a great resource.

    Thank you.

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