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Old 12-26-2016, 09:04 PM
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Ok guys I am in the process of mounting a winch on my open trailer. I am looking for input on powering options. I don't want to re-invent the wheel but I also don't want make a list of options and check off all the ones that don't work. Lol

A. Run positive/negative cables from truck battery straight to trailer/Winch.
B. Use a secondary battery on trailer in conjunction with truck battery with a disconnect so it will recharge every time it's hooked up.
C. Use a secondary battery on trailer with a battery tender/charging set up.
D. ??????

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Old 12-26-2016, 11:07 PM
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C would be the way to go.
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Old 12-27-2016, 07:43 PM
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C would be the way to go.
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:40 PM
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C-every few months just put on a tender for a few days, even wife hooks it up while I am out of town for a few months.
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Option C with a deep cycle battery has lasted me for years between battery changes. Purchased the first battery in 2005, second battery in 2014.
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Thanks Mr. Bill for the input.
Two more agreed with me. See I told you I just look STOOPID.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:43 AM
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I'm about to do the same thing. So a good battery to the winch, not hooked back thru the truck. On a typical trip only pull the car on at the house and end of the day at the track. That's not going to drain the battery down to bad. Then Battery Tender between races. I think that's what Im gonna try too.

What model Battery Tender would be best for that, theres several.
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:40 PM
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I have autocraft 1.5 amp for 6/12V. Red light-power on, green light-charged. I have used it on multiply batteries for so many years. I think I got it at wal mart or advance/auto zone.
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Two more agreed with me. See I told you I just look STOOPID.
Lmao!! Mr. Bill I feel your pain...It's a really good thing I only look stupid. 😁👍
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Thanks everybody for the input!! I believe that's the way I'm gonna go as well.

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Old 12-29-2016, 06:36 AM
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B. Why charge it when you get home, when your hooked to a 12v. charging system. Even if it is a 4 prong plug you could wire it to charge when the head lights are turned on. That way it is charging while your driving home at night. All you have to do is use it and forget it! IF it has the 7 pin plug, most trucks have a charging pin.
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Old 12-29-2016, 03:16 PM
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B. Why charge it when you get home, when your hooked to a 12v. charging system. Even if it is a 4 prong plug you could wire it to charge when the head lights are turned on. That way it is charging while your driving home at night. All you have to do is use it and forget it! IF it has the 7 pin plug, most trucks have a charging pin.
Good point!! I'll look into that too.

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I put long cables and clamps on mine, hook it to the truck battery(it stays in the toolbox when not in use).
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