Could MasterLock Winch # 2953AT be Powered by 7-Way Trailer Wiring 12 Volt Accessory

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Since the only time I would use this winch is to retrieve my boat to its trailer. It is permanently mounted I always unplug my trailer lights when putting in and out my boat from the water. So my question is Can my existing 7-Blade Trailer plug be used for my winch power supply? Or do I have to run the provided wire under my truck? Seemed like a good plan to me but will the amps pulled by this winch blow fuses with this hook up?

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The MasterLock Winch part # 2953AT that you referenced will draw 20 amps when it's at it's capacity of 2,000 lbs. Most 12 volt accessory circuits of a vehicle 7-way are rated for up to 40 amps so this would pretty easily be able to be powered from a 7-way.

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