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sarah1274
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Wallingford
Oxon
United Kingdom

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Posted - 12/30/2007 :  10:25:21  Show Profile
Firstly so sorry if this has been covered, I just haven't found it.

I live in the Uk and have been given a Barbie Power Wheels jeep for my little girl, however its dead and the battery doesn't work ( it has been in a garage for 2 years with no charge!) I looked at getting a replacement battery for it but to buy a power wheels battery here in the uk you can only get them from matel and they cost £79.00 plus delivery ( about $160.00 plus)
Is there anyway you can change the connectors so that it runs of a normal 12 v battery, if so how do i do it and what battery would i need to replace it?
Any help or advice ( diagrams !) would be very much appreciated or its going to the tip which would be such a shame as the car is spotless.

Many thanks and a very happy new year.

Sarah

jasncab
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Phoenix
AZ
USA



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Posted - 12/30/2007 :  11:12:21  Show Profile  Visit jasncab's Homepage
Hey welcome to the site Sarah.
It has been covered here are some links:
http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3264
http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=400
http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=397
http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=699
http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=698

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sarah1274
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Wallingford
Oxon
United Kingdom

2 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2008 :  07:08:09  Show Profile
Hi

thank you for getting back to me, i have had a look at the bits you posted and my understanding id that providing i change my connectors in the correct way i will be able to attach any 12v battery that would fit into the car.
If so this would be great as i can get a 12v scooter type battery for about £30.00 a big difference in cost from the powerwheels one!!!!
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swhenrik
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Pengilly
MN
USA



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Posted - 01/04/2008 :  07:28:48  Show Profile  Visit swhenrik's Homepage
You can use any battery that is "sealed".
FAQ - Can I use a lawnmower type battery in my PW?
But sounds like you have that covered anyway.

Typically, you are looking for something from 6 AH (amp hours) up to about 12 Ah. You can go larger yet, but it starts getting a bit heavy.

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wickedways
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Northbridge
MA
USA



756 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2008 :  08:50:39  Show Profile
I normally use bullet connectors for both the battery and the wiring harness on the vehicle that connects to the battery. It works great especially when you have multiple batteries and vehicles. In your situation using the plug off the old battery and reconnect to the new battery would work just as well. Like swhenrik stated, ensure the new battery has at least a 6 AH, 12 AH are the most common ones used for aftermarket batteries, just because the charge will last longer, meaning more play time.

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Wenin
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Wood Dale
IL

16 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2008 :  19:11:29  Show Profile
What size bullet connectors do you use Wickedways?
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gameboy
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just north of austin
tx
USA



4796 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2008 :  19:33:12  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Wenin

What size bullet connectors do you use Wickedways?



the connector size is usually going to be a 14-16 ga. connector, but if you are hooking to the batteries then you will need to buy female quick connects, sheilded if you can find them. usually walmart carries them in a kit.
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Wenin
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Wood Dale
IL

16 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2008 :  19:56:47  Show Profile
quick connect = bullet connectors right?

Using 14-16 ga is alright for the battery lines? I thought the battery lines were 10 ga.

Edited by - Wenin on 05/15/2008 19:57:36
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gameboy
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just north of austin
tx
USA



4796 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2008 :  06:21:39  Show Profile
well... no. a bullet connector is a bullet and a quick is like a spade but solid. the female side of a quick connect could be called a female spade but to quell all connfusion here is a pic.



Insert Image:

the quick connects are the flat spades and the insulated females



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this is the female and male bullets

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Edited by - gameboy on 05/16/2008 06:22:40
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DeadMeatUK
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United Kingdom

63 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2008 :  12:36:07  Show Profile
Have a look on Amazon.co.uk
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultramax-batteries-excellent-Quality-affordable/dp/B00166AV2O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1210966363&sr=8-1
I have just brought 4 6V 12Ah batt's from them arrived whithin 3days:)

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sully00
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MEDFIELD
MA
USA



49 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2008 :  13:08:46  Show Profile
wickedways

How do you get the bullet connectors to hold up? Everytime I try and use them the crimp doesn't hold. I now have like 150 spade connectors in both gauges so I don't know why I care but I do.

Also as far as the wire gauge goes PW's are 14-16 and Pegs are 10-12.

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Wenin
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Wood Dale
IL

16 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2008 :  13:31:57  Show Profile
Thank you SULLY!!! you're the first to answer that so straight forward! That needs to be added to the FAQ =)
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gameboy
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just north of austin
tx
USA



4796 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2008 :  16:04:19  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Wenin

Thank you SULLY!!! you're the first to answer that so straight forward! That needs to be added to the FAQ =)



geez, and i thougt i was doing good.

way to go sully, make the rest of us look bad
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