Electric Reel setup question

I was looking for a reel and came across a good deal on an electric reel. Technically i dont need it electric since im starting up but entertain me here for a minute. What would i need to make it work? A battery? Some wiring? A charger for the battery?

It may be more work than what i need right now but just wondering what setup would i need to make it work. Thanks and stay safe out there.

I would definitely pickup that reel if it’s in good shape and works for what you’re needing it for. All you need to operate it is a 12v power supply. Just get a deep cycle battery. You’ll need the proper gauge wire to wire the reel to the battery and will need to charge the battery every now and then.

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Will do. Thanks

Most electric reels you need 6 gauge wire. Also get you one of these -
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D7VHJYK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Thank you

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Solonoid allows you to drop the wire gauge. I have mine wired to my 8 GPM PW battery.

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Me too, just thru the circuit breaker. I just went with what was rec by Titan and guys who’ve been using for years.

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I e-mailed Hannay about the wire size for electric reels and he said to use 10 gauge. I checked a chart and because I am running it about 10’ - 12’ the chart says 8 gauge. Everything I see on the forums, FB and Youtube looks like everyone is running 4 and 6. Is there something I’m missing?

I really like this calculator for DC wire gauge - http://circuitwizard.bluesea.com/

For a 40 amp circuit over 10’ of wire, 8ga should do the trick.

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That’s handy. Thanks for posting that.

Oh, you’re welcome. And I can vouch for Blue Sea electrical components. I used a bunch of their stuff (breakers & fuses, bus bars, etc) building a camper van with solar panels, fridge, lights, fans, etc.

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I used 10 gauge for all the wiring on my trailer. Lighting, reels, pump, schertz box. It allows plenty of power to go through everything with no problems

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Although that’s probably fine I would use the proper gauge wire. If you go from a 10 gauge down to a 16 or something small for an led light you can create a lot of resistance and resistance creates heat.

Smallest gauge I have is 12 gauge. So 10 to a 12 isn’t an issue