Power Wheels Battery: Top 5 Questions
We have compiled a list of the top 5 Power Wheel related questions that
we typically get asked here by various customers. Of course there are a
ton of other questions that we get asked, so if you do not see your
question list and answered here please feel free to reach out to us via
the contact us page up top.
How can I tell if my Power Wheels battery is bad?
There are a few typical signs to watch for that indicate its time to
replace your Power Wheels battery.
- Reduced ride time (5 to 10 minute range) on a consistent basis.
- The Power Wheels battery has been sitting unused for over a years
- The battery has a crack in the case or has otherwise bulged out on
- The battery has a voltage reading of 10 or below
Now these are just the common signs that we see the most often, however we
do have a more detailed article on how to determine if the battery is bad
by using a voltage meter to test the voltage of the battery and charger.
This article is useful in cases in which it is not clear weather the
actual Power Wheels charger or the battery is bad.
Which Power Wheels Battery Do I Need?
There are two different ways to go about selecting the correct Power
Wheels battery for your application. The first and easiest method would be
to match the color of your old battery to one of the new ones on our site.
Power Wheels has always color coded their battery replacements over the
years to make getting the correct battery extremely simple. Even if the
old part number differs from the new part number, the battery will be the
same exact fit as long as the color matches.
The alternative method to the color coded way is to run the actual model
number of the Power-Wheels toy. The model number of the toy is typically
found in the battery compartment on a white sticker under the heading of
model number. Once you have this model number you can either contact us
online or toll free at 1-877-775-4381 to get a representative to find the
correct battery for your application. This method is extremely common for
folks that pick their toys up without the original battery inside of the
Red 6V 9.5AH Battery
Blue 6V 4.5AH Battery
Grey 12V 9.5AH Battery
What is the proper way to charge this Power Wheels battery?
There are a lot of different beliefs out there on the best way to use and
maintain your Power Wheels battery by “experts”. What it really comes down
to is basic math with a bit of memory added in. The following chart is the
precise charge time required for each color battery assuming that the
battery has been run all the way down.
Hours Using Standard Charger
Hours Using Fast Charger
Grey P.W. Battery
Red P.W. Battery
Blue P.W. Battery
Green P.W. Battery
In terms of when to charge up your Power Wheels battery, it depends on the
usage of the toy. If the toy has only been in use for five to ten minutes,
and you know that they are going to use the toy again soon it is
recommended to hold off on charging the battery. The reason being is that
each of these small batteries has a limited amount of cycles in it, and
once that limit is reached the capacity or ability to hold a charge within
the battery will begin to drop off.
What is the correct charger for my Power Wheels?
Selecting the correct charger for your Power Wheels battery has never been
easier. Each one of our chargers here is labeled with what color of
battery it will work with. For example, one of our most popular models is
the 12V Power Wheels battery charger that is compatible with the grey
color batteries - the product is called Power Wheels 12V Grey Battery
Charger. I have listed the full line of chargers by battery color here
below as an example.
How long should my Power Wheels battery last?
The average time that we get here from customers varies between 45 minutes
to a full hour. Now this depends on a ton of different variables to
actually predict how long the battery will last including the terrain,
rider weight, high or low gear, and the wear and tear of the tires. We
have had customers that experience very long run times, and others that
hit the hour mark dead on both using new batteries.