When you watch your child drive around on their power wheel, you want them to get the most use out of it and have a lot of fun. That might prompt you to think about constantly charging the power wheel’s battery once your child is done playing for the day. However, this might damage the vehicle. Read on to learn what happens if you overcharge a power wheel’s battery.
Should I Overcharge the Battery?
You may have good intentions, but you should avoid overcharging a power wheel battery. The manufacturer’s instructions may advise you to charge it for up to 30 hours initially after purchase, but you should not exceed that time for subsequent charges. Overcharging the battery can damage it, which may impact the entire vehicle.
What Happens to the Battery?
If you overcharge a power wheel’s battery, you reduce its ability to retain a charge, eventually rendering it unusable. It can even result in the battery bursting and damaging the motor and control board of the vehicle. Your good intentions will have resulted in a bad situation and an unusable vehicle.
What Should I Do When Charging the Battery?
Charge the power wheel’s battery for as long as the manufacturer recommends. Once the battery is full, unplug the charger. We recommend removing the battery from the car after your child is done playing with it. This will prevent the power wheel from continuing to pull energy from the battery and causing additional damage over time.
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