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Could Masterlock Winch part # 2953AT be Powered by 75 Foot Cord


I have a semi I would like to put the winch on the tail of the trailer and use the truck battery to operate it this would require 75 feet of cord from the battery to the winch. Would 12 gauge wire work ? Would a 12 gauge cut off extension cord work ? I could hook it up to 24 volts which would cut the amperage in 1/2 but would it fry the winch motor ? Thanks.


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At max amperage draw the Masterlock Winch part # 2953AT will draw 20 amps. At 60 feet 12 gauge wire can only handle 6 amps so you'd need something very heavy gauge like 6 gauge or lower.

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