Power Wheels vehicles are powered by rechargeable battery packs that need to be charged from time to time. Chargers for Power Wheels battery packs are available from your local toy store and can be used to charge the batteries quickly.
Recharging the Power Wheels battery pack will only take a few hours, depending on the type of charger you have.
Charging a Power Wheels Battery
Charge the Power Wheels battery by first plugging the included charger into an electrical outlet. The orange light on the charger will turn on, and the charger will begin to charge the Power Wheels battery. To charge a Power Wheels battery that is depleted, it will take between four hours and twelve hours, depending on the strength of the charger. While some chargers automatically shut off when the power is topped off, not all do, and overcharging can degrade the battery. Read the instructions for your Power Wheel thoroughly before charging.
When charging a Power Wheels battery pack, always make sure the battery is unplugged from the Power Wheels.
How Long to Charge Power Wheels Battery
Charging your Power Wheels battery for 12 hours and never longer than 24 hours will significantly extend your battery’s lifetime.
How to Make Power Wheels Charge Faster
There are several ways to make the Power Wheels battery charge faster. One way is to get a faster charger. The quicker the charger, the faster the battery will charge. The fastest available standard North American (USA) wall outlet will charge a Power Wheels battery. Other countries have different standards, so check with your local power company to find out what type of charger you need to use.
Some adaptors will allow you to use a foreign power outlet to charge your Power Wheels. These can be found at your local store that sells Power Wheels toys. If the vehicle is not going to be used for a while, it is good to take the adaptor with you so the battery does not sit idle.
How to Make Power Wheels Faster
To make Power Wheels faster, you would first need to replace the 12V battery with an 18V or 24V. This is not recommended and would void the warranty on your Power Wheels car and pose a potential safety hazard to any riders and bystanders.
How to Tell If Power Wheels Battery is Charging
The best way to tell if the Power Wheels battery is charging is to check the lights on the charger. The lights on the charger will turn solid red when charging, flash green when the battery is charged enough to drive, and turn solid green when fully charged.
If you ever see a flashing red light, you’ll need to take the battery to be inspected or order a replacement, as that’s the indicator for a defective battery. No light means no electricity is flowing to the battery from the wall outlet.
How to Charge Power Wheels Battery Without Charger
If you do not have a charger, you can still charge the Power Wheels battery. First, unplug the battery from the Power Wheels car.
There are a few ways to charge a Power Wheels battery without a charger.
- Use a special “trickle charger” car battery charger. These chargers are used for full-size vehicles, but they are 12V chargers meaning they will charge your 12V Power Wheels battery. We recommend the Foval Automatic Trickle Battery Charger 12V.
- Alternatively, if you have another 12V power supply laying around the house, those will work too, but the battery won’t indicate when charging is complete. Be sure not to charge for more than 24 hours. We recommend this 12V Charger for Kids Ride On Cars.
- Finally, local auto repair shops have battery rechargers on hand and may charge your battery.
The Power Wheels Fast Charge Power Pack is a rechargeable battery pack for Power Wheels vehicles. It is sold separately and is the fastest way to charge the Power Wheels battery. The Power Wheels Fast Charge Power Pack can charge a Power Wheels battery up to one-half of a charge in just 30 minutes. This model explicitly charges 12-volt batteries. The Power Wheels Fast Charge Power Pack is the best way to give a battery a quick power boost.
The best Power Wheels replacement charger is the SafeAMP 12-Volt Charger. This charger is designed for 12-volt gray batteries and 12-Volt orange top batteries.
The Fisher-Price Power Wheels 12-Volt Rechargeable Battery can be purchased from Amazon.
With several Power Wheels charging options to choose from, now your kids will never be left without power.