If you have kids, you know how much they love their ride-on cars. These electric vehicles keep them entertained for hours, but the fun doesn't last forever, especially when the car runs out of power. Replacements for these batteries are available, but when you’re in your garage, you may wonder if you can use a lawn mower battery in a kids’ electric car. Read on to learn the answers.
Can I Use a Lawn Mower Battery?
Let's get right to it: yes, powering your kid’s electric car with a lawn mower battery is possible. Some may assume that these batteries are not powerful enough to handle the load of a toy electric car, but that's just not true. Some lawn mower batteries can work perfectly fine in your kid’s power wheels.
What Type of Battery Will Work?
Now that you know you can use a lawn mower battery in your kids’ electric car, you may ask, “What type of battery will work?” First, you must consider the voltage of the battery. Children’s ride-on cars typically need a 12-volt battery, so ensure the lawn mower battery matches this requirement. After that, confirm that the lawn mower battery is a deep-cycle battery so you can recharge it for your child’s frequent use.
What Do I Need To Do When I Install It?
When installing the lawn mower battery in your child’s electric vehicle, you may need to begin by adjusting the housing if it is bigger than the original battery. Ensure the lawn mower battery is fully secure after you make enough space, so it does not move around.
You will likely need to make a new connection to power the ride-on car with the lawn mower battery. Consider buying a new connection or purchasing crocodile clips. Just make sure as you do it that you match positive with positive and negative with negative.
Powering your child’s electric car with a lawn mower battery is a great alternative, as long as you do it right. Elegant Electronix offers many 12-volt ride-on toys that you can power with these batteries. Our many models of luxury ride-on cars provide a fun and safe experience for kids.