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Is There a Way to Make A Quick Disconnect Power Wire for Winch on Boat Trailer

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I have a winch on boat trailer with two wires,red and black with alligator clips. Can i clip to a female 4 wire connector and then plug into the male on the vehicle so as not to have to lug a 12 volt battery around? If so what color wires should I clip to on the female connector? Thanks

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If you wanted to use a 4-way as a 12 volt jumper wire it would be possible, but you should note that due to the small gauge of the wires used in 4-ways you really won't have much amperage to work with...especially for a winch which will draw a decent amount of current to operate.

If you wanted to come up with a winch wiring kit from your vehicle battery you'd need something like the Bulldog part # BDW20026 which gives you a long length of 3 gauge wire you could run from your vehicle battery to the rear of the vehicle and then a jumper to run to the winch.

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