How To Deal With The Power Wheels Smart Drive System With A 20v Power Tool Battery Conversion?

Jimmy Boyera // Last Updated on February 28, 2023

Kids love to play with Power wheel toys. These small toys provide a lot of fun, but because of their small battery, it limits the fun. It can be an effective way to attach with a 20v Power tool battery for long-time fun. But how to deal with it?

Determine the power wheel voltage requirement and ensure the battery has enough power to support the vehicle. If the battery is fine, remove the old battery and mount the 20V battery and take a test ride.

I will teach you in detail how to convert your power wheels smart drive system with a 20V power tool battery.

How to Deal with the Power Wheels Smart Drive System with a 20v Power Tool Battery Conversion?

How to Deal with the Power Wheels Smart Drive System with a 20v Power Tool Battery Conversion

You need some modifications to convert your parent control power wheels vehicle to a powerful 20V battery. Follow the below simple steps to deal with the modification of the power wheel battery.

5 Steps to Follow to Modify the Power Wheel to a 20V Power Tool Battery:

Step 1- Determine the Voltage

Determine the Voltage

First, you will need to determine the voltage requirements of the power wheel vehicle and the 20V power tool battery. 

Ensure that a 20V battery can provide enough power for your power wheels. You must ensure that the voltage is compatible with the power wheels’ drive system.

Step 2- Understand the Wiring Structure

Understand the Wiring Structure

Before converting the battery to 20V, you should check the wiring structure for your power wheels

If you have the user manual, you can read and understand the wiring structure of your power wheel vehicle. From the wiring diagram, clearly understand the motor and power source connections.

Step 3- Disconnect the Battery

Disconnect the battery from your power wheel. The battery in the power wheels is under the driver’s seat. Remove the driver seat by unscrewing the screws and removing the battery compartment cover. 

Disconnect the positive wire first and then the negative wire. Once the battery is disconnected, take out the battery.

Step 4- Connect the New Battery

Connect the New Battery

Now take the 20V power tool battery and connect it to the wires. Ensure you have connected the correct wires. 

The red wire is for the positive terminal, and the black or blue wire is connected to the negative terminal. Makes sure connections are tight and the battery is placed correctly.

Step 5- Test the battery

Once the battery is installed, put the cover back and mount the driver seat. Now test the battery by riding your power wheel for a few yards. Ensure the battery is charged; otherwise, recharge it and then take a test ride.


It is a good idea to convert the power wheels’ smart drive system to a 20V power tool battery. Converting a low-power, power wheels battery to a 20V power tool battery is cost-effective and efficient. It is an excellent way to improve power wheels’ vehicle performance and provide more fun to your kids.

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.