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upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby johnny1333 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:11 am

My 2 sons have a Barbie take along tunes jeep (painted black and blue of course!) and they are getting bored with 12V. I have a 6V 4.5AH battery lying around. If i wire that in series with the 12V, would it be a noticable difference? There are no circuit boards (I don't think) and 2 wires from the battery, positive and negative. Also, if i upgrade it to 18V, how would i hold the accessories at 12V? It has horn and headlights. Sorry if i left anything out.
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Re: upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby johnny1333 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:53 pm

anyone?
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Re: upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby johnny1333 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:39 pm

no one?
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Re: upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby skearton » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:09 am

It would be a noticeable difference for sure.. as far as running you accessories separate, I don't have an answer for that. :D Could you get a spare 12v just for accessories?
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Re: upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby skearton » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:09 am

It would be a noticeable difference for sure.. as far as running you accessories separate, I don't have an answer for that. :D Could you get a spare 12v just for accessories?
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Re: upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby johnny1333 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:04 pm

can i wire in the 6V 4.5 AH with the 12v in series? even tho they aren't the same ah?
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Re: upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby jparthum » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:52 am

You can use different AH batteries, but you run a higher risk of severely discharging the lower AH battery, which then may permanently lose capacity, or not recharge at all. :(

The accessories can remain connected only to the 12V battery and will have no effect on the 18V 'drive-train' circuit.
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Re: upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby johnny1333 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:44 pm

ok, so hook the accessories up like normal, and if i wire in the 6 volt and 12v and it completely discharges the 6v because of different ah, could it hurt the 12V? i don't really care about the 6v, but i don't want to ruin my 12V
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Re: upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby johnny1333 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:44 pm

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so about like this?
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Re: upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby jparthum » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:45 pm

Yes, that's correct. :)

The 12V battery wouldn't be directly subjected to more severe discharging due to the circuitry, but since even a severely discharged battery (6V) can still provide Voltage, a child may tend to keep driving for a longer amount of time before the vehicle becomes too slow to be any fun - which could then severely drain the 12V battery. :|
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Re: upgrade jeep from 12V to 18V?

Postby wkearney99 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:03 pm

jparthum wrote:The 12V battery wouldn't be directly subjected to more severe discharging due to the circuitry, but since even a severely discharged battery (6V) can still provide Voltage, a child may tend to keep driving for a longer amount of time before the vehicle becomes too slow to be any fun - which could then severely drain the 12V battery. :|


It's important to remember that excessively draining these kinds of batteries greatly harms their lifespan. You really do not want to be running them until dead. Well, not unless you like spending a lot of money on new batteries...
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