The PowerPlant comes with a new controller specific to this winch with a lateral toggle switch. A divot in on the right side spools cable in. The bump sticking out on the left is for spooling the winch out, and the small switch at the bottom is to turn the compressor on and off. However, the compressor will not run when the winch is running. In fact, between the winch motor and the cable drum or compressor is a small transmission of sorts to switch from the low-grunt gearing needed to pull your 4x4 from the mud to the high range needed to spin the compressor.