Most Power Wheels owners enjoy an average of one or two years service from their power wheel battery. This is equivalent to the half of the potential that the cells could carry during their manufacture. Therefore, the trick here relies on the off-season maintenance. With this in mind, this article touches on several pitfalls to avoid and the main steps that can be considered to prolong the life of your Power Wheels Battery through the utilization of the power wheel battery charger in a proper way during the off-season. Presumably, it is a tale that recurs in garages particularly in summer. For instances, a child wants to drive and enjoy his power wheel Jeep, but the battery is dead. You try to plug in the charging connector, again. Unfortunately, the battery is completely dead to charge. With all the efforts to rig up some method to try and connect it to some 'smart' 12v battery, the battery seems to be dead too, so you probably end up stuck. Consequently, you spend some money to acquire a fresh Power Wheels Battery, so that your child can enjoy his 'Jeep. '
Under those circumstances, you can figure out that the Power Wheel Battery could be dead and by the same token, you could rejuvenate it with this tip and trick. Surprisingly, it involves, a pair of the wire cutter, this serves as a 'trickle charger but not a 'float' charger. This indicates that it supplies 12volts consistently at a minimum amperage to charge the battery slowly. Since that charger lacks circuitry to measure the level of the battery charge, it continues to charge. This the very reason the manufacturer warns and emphasize on charging the battery 24hours and not more. Unfortunately, no one remembers to take note of that, so the battery ends up overcharged, and also the possibility of being dead.
Besides, the 'float charger supplies a minimum battery amperage and includes circuitry which is capable of sensing when the battery if fully charged. As that happens, the battery stops charging, and it eventually starts monitoring the voltage. Interestingly, while the batteries voltage falls enough, the charger re-activates and refills it.
The main disadvantage of these 'smart chargers is that they can sometimes fail of indicating an 'ERROR LIGHT,' but sometimes they are brilliant for their good. With the female spade connectors crimped on the power wheels charging plug, one can 'piggy back' and charge it through parallel wiring using a separate 12V battery similar to the one used. Strangely enough, you need to hook up everything up and ensure the black 12V battery is fully charged to the point that the prosecution indicates its green 'full LED light.