Can an Electric Winch be Powered by the Alternator on a Truck

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Is it possible to hook this up and run it off the alternator of my truck where I plug it into the car for brakes?

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An electric trailer winch can be wired to your truck in several different ways, but none of them involve the attaching the winch power wire to the vehicle alternator. It will always somehow be connected to the vehicle battery or its own battery.

I have included a link to our FAQ article that covers the different ways you can wire the winch. I am sure you will find at least one of the methods will suit your needs.

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