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Thanks guys. With all of it being kind of "non-standard" I didn't know if I would get a licensed electrician to even want to touch it. I guess I have to ask first! I'll start out next spring by getting someone to look at it. Ideally, I would be able to install a wireless remote to the existing winch. I'm not fond of the current "cable control" and spring switch it uses now. Thanks!
The transformer puts out 12V AC, not DC. You would need to add a rectifier and filter. Plus, if you note, the winch is rated over 3000W peak, and if you price the 5kVA control transformer you would need, it costs more than the winch.
A good electrician could figure out your issue for a lot less. If the motor has power but is not turning, you probably lost a starting capacitor, will cost you $20 to fix. Plus the Electrician's time, of course.
"I'm having is that all the winches with these capabilities are 12V. So, my question is, would something like in the below link work for my application if I got a simple 110V to 12V transformer?"
Yes, it should with a step down transformer. I made a ramp to take an old Lund Guide 315 out for winter and used a 12V 5000lb boat winch to haul it up the ramp.
You have to make sure the amperage/wattage of the step down is compatible for the amperage/wattage of the motor in the winch.
Questions for any electrician out there.
Here is the deal, I have a lake property that has a steep grade down to the lake. When I purchased it, there was already a pretty cool "lift" installed with a cart that goes up and down a track to to lake. I wish I had a picture handy, but I don't. The mechanicals of it were all installed 40ish years ago and consists of a very large 110v electric winch. The way it is controlled seems very complex, it is essentially on a "spring switch" that is controlled by a metal clothes line that runs along the cart path. You pull and hold the cable for a moment and let go and the winch starts to go down. Pull again, it stops. Pull again it goes back up. Long story short, something has failed and it no longer works. It is getting power, but won't budge. I don't think I'm going to be able to get anyone to fix it, as this isn't exactly standard stuff.
When looking for a way to simplify, I keep running across winches with wireless remotes. I think this is the way to go, as you can simply control the up and down directly from the cart. The issue I'm having is that all the winches with these capabilities are 12V. So, my question is, would something like in the below link work for my application if I got a simple 110V to 12V transformer?
Understanding that I know NOTHING about electricity and avoid all related work with it...wife sprayed ant spray around kitchen GFI outlet where some ants were crawling. Tripped breaker, won't reset, neither GFI outlet nor breaker. Breaker goes right back to middle setting. Now what to do?