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Need new batteries? Going from 12V to 18V or 6V to 12V? Wiring Questions?
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By darin
#149449
Just got 2 free power wheels.
1. Jeep has original power wheels battery plus 2 more SLAs wired in parallel. All 3 together measure 0.10Vdc.
a. Is there a way to bring them back from the dead?
b. I have a schumacher 2/6amp car battery charger. Can I charge them up individually, or will they get hot/explode hooking them up to a charger?

2. Chevy has one 12vdc GEL car battery in it that is measuring 6.5vdc.
a. Is it recoverable? Is it ok to hook charge it with the Schumacher 2 amp car battery charger? Is there any risk of it exploding?

Battery recommendations:
What is a good $40ish 12V battery? Mighty Max? Extreme Power? Gruber?


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By wired
#149454
1-Batteries are gone. Good rule for charging batteries is 25% of AH capacity. 12AH battery would be recommended to charge at no more than 3Amps. Battery should not get hot during charging.
2-Car batteries are not recommended for PW use.Not recoverable. Will not explode at 2amp charge.
3- I usually buy cheapest ones on Ebay a long as the specs show decent weight. The higher the weight, usually means thicker plates (lead). Less than $30 each shipped.

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