As the title says.
I have recently acquired a Dutton Lainson TW9000
electric trailer winch to fit as a winter project. The winch comes with a loom to fit to the vehicle to provide a supply direct from the vehicle battery, I'm not particularly comfortable with this for various reasons:-
- I don't want heavy cables running the length of the Disco connected directly to the battery, this is asking for trouble.
- Unless I put an isolator in 1 above, I have a permanent live which will cause allsorts of corrosion issues.
I'm leaning towards a dedicated battery mounted close to the winch on the trailer, charged from the towing electrics. I'm toying with a waterproof box (Stainless naturally
) sealed, with a vent pipe brought up to high level. Integral IP68 isolator.