Make Power Wheels Faster With Aftermarket Batteries
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Make Power Wheels Faster With Aftermarket Batteries

Learn how to install cheaper aftermarket batteries and run 50% faster or longer
5.0 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
151 students enrolled
Created by James Hurst
Last updated 5/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $40 Discount: 75% off
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to find Power Wheels vehicles for cheap or free
  • How to modify a Power Wheels vehicle to go 50% faster
  • How to modify a Power Wheels to last twice as long
  • How to use better and cheaper after market batteries instead of Power Wheels batteries
  • How to use a better charger instead of the Power Wheels charger
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Requirements
  • You will need some basic wire crimpers/cutters and supplies which we will go over in detail in the course.
Description

In this course I will teach you everything you need to know step by step by step to make a Power Wheels vehicle go faster using aftermarket batteries.  I will go over the exact tools and materials need to complete this course successfully including:

  • Wire Crimpers
  • Inline Fuse Holders
  • Fuses
  • Wire
  • Bullet and Spade Connectors
  • Charger


I will provide direct links to all of the tools and materials I recommend and personally use myself.  Then I will teach you the basics of voltage and amp hours along with an introduction to the after market batteries that I recommend. After that I will teach you how to prepare an aftermarket battery for use in a Power Wheels.  This includes preparing an inline fuse holder that will replace the built in circuit protection that comes with Power Wheels branded batteries.  I will also teach you how remove the stock female connector that you can use with your after market batteries as a way to not have to cut the wires on your vehicle.    Then we will go over charging, which charger to buy and why.  I will talk about the main benefits of going with an after market charger. 

Finally, we will get to the good part where we will wire a 12 volt and a 6 volt battery together in series which will make your vehicle go 50% faster.  We will end with some tips and tricks and even let you watch me during a live demo as I do an intake on two vehicles that I just recently picked up from a thrift shop.  

You are going to love this course.  THIS is the course I wish I would have had when I was getting started.  I look forward to seeing what you will build!

-James Hurst

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for absolute beginners excited to tinker with their Power Wheels and save money on batteries!
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
01:40:25
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:45
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Tools and Materials Needed
8 Lectures 20:11


My go to inline fuse holders (10 pack) (05/2017 update)
01:10




How to find Power Wheels for cheap or free
05:32

I need your help
00:45
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How to prepare an aftermarket battery for use in a Power Wheels
9 Lectures 42:08



How to prepare an inline fuse holder (Positive terminal)
05:34

How to make the negative terminal wire
02:34

Why harvest stock female battery connector
02:45

How to remove the stock female battery connector
09:26

How to prepare the stock female battery connector
04:26

Thank you for your Reviews: How to make an even cheaper inline fuse holder
09:38
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The best way to charge both Power Wheels and Aftermarket batteries
4 Lectures 10:34

Schumacher charging for 6v, 12v and stock 12v
01:23

How to charge two batteries at the same time (05/2017 update)
02:42

How to check for a bad battery
01:14
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The Fun Part - 18 VOLTS
4 Lectures 08:48
How to wire a 6 volt and 12 volt battery in series to run 50% faster
03:43

How to wire two 12 volt batteries in parallel to run twice as long
03:24

High Speed Lockout Screw Demo
00:53

A caution on running 24 volts
00:48
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Thank you and Next steps
3 Lectures 15:59
Bonus Content: Live Demo $12 Pink Quad
04:37

Bonus Content: Live Demo $7 Mater
09:17

Thank you and Farewell
02:05
About the Instructor
James Hurst
4.9 Average rating
52 Reviews
1,363 Students
2 Courses
AWS Certified Solutions Architect and Trainer

Hello!  I'm James and I have over 15 years experience in IT.  I am a full-time AWS Solutions Architect and Trainer for Brigham Young University.  Before that I was a Java Developer on the Les Schwab Tires Point of Sale Project. I hold the Solutions Architect Associate Certificate from AWS and look forward to teaching you all things Amazon Web Services!