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Winch power connection

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by invisik, Jun 22, 2018.

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  1. invisik

    invisik Supporting Member

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    Hi!

    I have a Dutton-Lainson TW4000 power winch to pull my boat onto the trailer. Great product, BTW.

    My problem is getting sufficient 12v power in the rear of the X. I now have to bring a separate car battery to just run the winch--which seems unnecessary.

    I know there's a cigarette lighter plug in the rear of the X, but I need something beefier... the winch is rated at maximum 40amp draw. A truck of this caliber should have some heavier-duty connections. Are there any bigger 12v connection points in the rear?

    Thanks for any thoughts...

    -m
     

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  2. SSedan

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    The 12volt battery is smaller than a typical ICE battery. Not meant for heavy loads.

    Maybe get creative and run it off the boat battery?
     

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