Power Wheels remain a popular toy for young children, and as you probably know, they are operated with a battery. Since the battery powering a Power Wheels toy is such a major component, many questions surround it – specifically how to tell if the battery is healthy, charging correctly, and when it needs to be replaced.
Generally, a Power Wheels toy less than 3 years old will have a relatively healthy battery, although keep in mind that the older the toy is and the more frequently it gets used and charged up, the faster the battery's life will end. So, how to tell if the Power Wheels battery is charging?
I will be going over all things regarding the battery that powers Power Wheels ride-on toys so you can ensure that you and your child are getting the most out of the product. If you would like to learn more, I encourage you to keep on reading!
Power Wheels have existed since the '80s, fueling childhoods for many generations and generating a cycle of kids growing up with Power Wheels eventually buying one for their own children.
They are great fun for kids within the recommended age range of one to seven years old. But before buying one of these fun toys, knowing about the batteries that power them is vital to ensure you are getting the most out of the product while ensuring you aren't accidentally causing a safety hazard.
First, it's very important to know the type of battery these toys use. Unlike your smartphone, which uses a lithium-ion battery, Power Wheels by default come with a lead-acid battery, which is an important distinction for one reason. Unlike Lithium-Ion batteries, lead-acid batteries can be overcharged.
Leaving a lead-acid battery on the charger for too long causes it to overheat and form oxygen and hydrogen gasses, which in turn causes pressure inside the battery.