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01-09-2005, 07:29 PM
A buddy of mine may be willing to sell me a 24V winch for cheap. How would I install it? My truck is an 84 toyota p/u, obviously 12V, and I don't really want to change my truck to 24V.
01-09-2005, 07:35 PM
You could probably wire up a second battery in series in such a way that it only affects the winch.
(+) from original batterly to (-) of second battery, and (+) of this battery to your winch, and then run the winch's ground back to the (-) of the original battery.
This way your winch will get 24V but everything else will remain unaffected.
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01-09-2005, 07:52 PM
You would need 2 more batteries, and they would not be charging while you are using the winch system. During regular driving (non-winching) situations, all 3 batteries would be connected in parallel. This means that all + (positive) leads would be connected together and all - (negative) leads would be connected together.
Battery #1 is your main vehicle battery.
Battery #2 has its positive lead connected to the positive terminal on the winch.
Battery #3 has its negative lead connected to the negative terminal on the winch.
When you want to use the winch, disconnect all other leads except the two going to the winch from batteries #2 and #3.
Using a heavy (2,1 or 0 gauge) cable, connect the negative terminal of battery #2 to the positive terminal of battery #3.
You now have a 24 volt system to power the winch.
There is probably an easier way of doing this, either using some really high-current switches or getting a 24 volt alternator for the winch system.
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01-09-2005, 09:34 PM
You can do it with 2 batteries and some creative wiring, but you'd need to install dual alternators for charging. Well not quite true I guess. I suppose you could install an inverter and then plug a 12V battery charger into the inverter to charge the 2nd battery.
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01-10-2005, 05:07 PM
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01-10-2005, 06:56 PM
Cheaper and easier to start with a 12 volt winch !
Ive got a great ac generator that runs on 24 volt that i would love to set up but as you have found out its not cheap or simple to set it up !
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01-10-2005, 09:41 PM
A 12v to 24v converter....read lotsa $$$$
Or a minimum 3 batteries, a ford heavy duty solenoid, master power switch and some good wiring, it can be done.
Buy it and sell it to someone with a 24v landcrusier then buy a 12v or hydraulic winch.
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01-11-2005, 06:45 AM
i know where a 24 volt winch would work
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01-11-2005, 12:13 PM
how much, i know where one would work too...the pto sucks for the trails
01-11-2005, 05:13 PM
I can't think of a 12v-24v power converter that will handle anything close to the kind of amperage a winch would require.
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