I've been reading of guys having issues with Can Am's and trying to winch or winching for very long. Now this is mostly with older Can Am's I think, 2006 thru 2008 or 09 from what I've read.
My brother has a 2006 outlander 800 Max-XT & has burned up two stators. SO ... we installed daul batteries with an isolator in both his machine & my 2011 Max where the second battery is dedicated to the winch.
And so far ... it's working great !!! :cheer: :cheer:
Here's what we did .... we bought an Odyssey PC680 battery and a PAC SPR200 isolator. I would like to mention, I feel the SPR200 is more of a "Separator" and not a true isolator ... but so far it's works great & does what we want. (I bought both of these at Amazon.com) :icon_thumleft: :icon_thumleft:
Pac SPR-200 Battery Guard Monitor and Isolator Combo Kit
We also used some inline 30amp fuses.
FUSE HOLDER WITH AGU 2 30 AMP FUSES 4 8 10 GAUGE PS88 | eBay
We installed all of this in the rear storage compartment. Took the tool bag & the hold down strap out. We only had to drill two holes and that was to mount the isolator.
We ran all the wires out thru the holes for the hold down strap & once everything was completed, we filled the holes up with RTV.
We ran the ground wires to the factory ground location. You also have to have a wire that's hot when the key is on, so we tapped into the tail lite wire, and then covered that up wth liquid tape.
We couldn't find any small battery terminal covers, so we used some bicycle tire inner tube to protect the terminals. However, nothing besides my registration is back there so no worries. :headbang:
Here's a few photo's ....