Do All Power Wheels Take The Same Battery?

Jimmy Boyera // Last Updated on March 6, 2023

No, not all power wheels take the same battery. Different power wheels will use separate types of batteries with different volts.

Batteries are undoubtedly one of the most crucial components of a power wheel. Experts often recommend upgrading the battery for better performance. While there are some batteries that fit multiple power wheel models, they are not universal.

Hence, if you are thinking of replacing your power wheel’s battery, take a pause and read the full article first.

Do Power Wheels Come with Batteries?

Do Power Wheels Come with Batteries

Yes, power wheels come with built-in batteries. Most power wheels today come with 12-volt batteries. But a few high-end models may come with higher voltage batteries.

However, there are also a few models that don’t come with any batteries. These can be great options for people who prefer to use third-party batteries.

Are Power Wheels Batteries Interchangeable?

The answer is both yes and no. Yes, there are many models in which the batteries are interchangeable. But in most power wheels, you can not replace the batteries with one another.

Usually, when the different power wheel models are from the same company, the batteries are interchangeable if they have the same voltage. In terms of different companies, interchange the batteries may not be safe.

Are All Power Wheels Batteries The Same?

No, all power wheels do not use the same batteries. They have different batteries with different features.

Some of the reasons why all the power wheels’ batteries are not the same:

  • Voltage

Most power wheels come with standard 12-volt batteries. But a few also have 6-volt or 24-volt batteries. Usually, a higher voltage enables your power wheels to perform more efficiently.

  • Types

Unlike smartphone batteries, which are lithium-ion, power wheel batteries are usually lead-acid. However, a few models use lithium-ion for power wheels too, which makes the power wheels batteries different. 

  • Amp-hours

Amp hours or ah refers to how fast the electron moves in the battery. Higher amp hours mean the ability to deliver more power to the vehicle. 9.5ah or 12ah are commonly available in power wheel batteries. You may also find batteries with different amp hours. 

  • Gray top vs orange top

You will notice that some power wheel batteries are gray top and others are orange top. They are more or less the same, except for the fact that they have different breakers. A breaker, in simple words, is an electric switch that protects the battery from potential damage. Gray top batteries have 30A breakers, and orange top batteries have 40A breakers.

Are All 12 Volt Power Wheels Batteries the Same?

No! Although a vast majority of the 12-volt power wheel batteries are the same, there are a lot of exceptions too. They may have different types or different tops.

Hence, even if you have two 12-volt power wheel batteries in your hand, do not interchange them. Instead, compare their specifications to see if they match and then make your decision. 

What Kind of Battery does My Power Wheels Take?

What Kind of Battery does My Power Wheels Take

Although most power wheels use 12-volt batteries, they will vary from model to model. One of the easiest ways to find out what kind of battery your power wheels take is to read the label on the battery.

In general, all batteries have a label where the company mentions the specs. Check that to know the details. But if you do not find the details there or they got faded, check the manual to know the battery specs. 

If you fail to find the spec anywhere, you can visit the company’s website as a last resort. Find your model on the website and check the battery information in the specifications.


Whether the battery is fine or dead, replacing the built-in power wheels battery is always a good idea. Using the wrong kind of batteries can lead to devastating results. Hence, always check the specs of your existing battery first and get a new battery matching those specs.

About the Author Jimmy Boyera

Hi, I’m Jimmy Boyera. My journey as a big enthusiast of outdoor sports like biking and riding vehicles began with working in the automotive industry, where I got a certificate for an automotive expert.
Since, I have gained 10 years of automotive industry experience working as a dedicated and diligent automotive expert, registered with the Automotive Council.

I have owned plenty of sports cars, bikes, and power wheel rides on vehicles for kids over the years, matching different tests I hit daily.
When I began to get many questions from friends & family about riding toy cars for kids, I decided I can help a significant group by a blog, something like My Tiny Rider.

Besides, as I discussed the idea with my fellow automotive experts and child specialists who had the same interest, some of them weighed in & that is how My Tiny Rider became a reality.
My thorough, thoughtful, evidence-based approach has driven to a loyal patient following & rewarding and successful career as an automotive expert.

I welcomed the opportunity to join the My Tiny Rider Team as a platform to share my knowledge & experience.