Repair Electric Kids Car

We found a Kids electric vehicle on the side of the road. Looking very dusty and sad. After a heavy cleanup we got it looking like:

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Quick Google Search found similar cars new from $200+. So if we can get this going cheaply:-)

tl;dr video:

Step 1:

See what is wrong.

Battery has completely Died. (I hope that is all that is wrong. Only one way to tell)

Step 2: Purchase new Battery:

https://shop.batteriesdirect.com.au/

1 TAICO 12V 7Ah AGM(TP1270)
TAICO TP1270 12V 7Ah AGM
Standard $21.95 $21.95
Sub-Total: $21.95
Shipping & Handling: $10.00
Do You want to Add Freight Insurance. It is calculated at 2.5% on top of your order value. no Freight Insurance: $0
Total: $31.95

Step 3: Install new Battery:

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Working Car!!

But the problem with these toys is the Battery, if the battery is left discharged, it will quickly fail. And kids don’t know that a toy needs to be recharged after each use.

To fix this situation for a toy that is primarily used outdoors, a solar panel and charger is the perfect fix.

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Now we have a solar powered car that goes and goes, no need to recharge it when the little one wants to play:-)

 

2 thoughts on “Repair Electric Kids Car

  1. Can you give a step by step on how to hook the charger to the battery and the panel. I’d really like to do this for my son’s cat please!

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