# Can I put a 12 volt battery in a 6 volt power wheel?

## Can I put a 12 volt battery in a 6 volt power wheel?

Yes, you can use a 12-volt battery on a 6-volt battery.

### Can you convert a 6V starter to 12v?

Your 6 volt starter will also work with the 12 volt system, with the caveat that you want your engine to start up relatively quickly. Incidentally, the engine will turn over much better on 12 volts, so if you’ve got a 6V system that’s slow to start, you might be pleasantly surprised when you convert.

How do you convert negative ground to positive ground?

All that you need to do is reverse the battery cables (negative cable from the battery is now ground… the positive cable from the battery goes to the starter) then reverse the wires on the amp gauge or in the case of Fords… straighten the loop of wire out going thru the back of the amp gauge and you are done!

Can you use a 6-volt solenoid on a 12 volt system?

A 12v solenoid will be very sluggish on 6v and may not engage at all.

## Can you use a 6 volt solenoid on a 12 volt system?

### Why is 6v positive ground?

A 6-volt positive ground system runs the positive side of the battery to the frame of the car, causing the frame and chassis to carry the current (this was thought to reduce corrosion). When an accessory is wired back to the ground side of the battery, it completes the circuit. A 6-volt negative ground is the opposite.

Can you put a lawn mower battery in a Power Wheels?

You can’t use any lawn mower battery on Power Wheels because some cannot handle the toy cars’ demand. A deep cycle lawn mower can be recharged hundreds of times before it goes bad.

Can a 6 volt system be converted to 12 volt?

taking a 6 volt system to 12 volts, you are doubling the voltage thus decrease the amperage in half. This is why you can use the same size wiring in a 12 volt system as you have in a 6 volt system. This means that you don’t need to rewire your vehicle when converting to 12 volts provided your wiring is in good shape.

## What are the benefits of changing from 6V to 12V?

Changing over from 6v to 12v is one of the easier and cheaper projects to update an old car or truck. The benefits are easier starting and greatly improved headlights, as well as the ability to add 12v accessories.

### How to replace a 6 volt Flasher with a 12 volt?

Just take the old 6v one in and match up a 12v replacement. The wires connect to the similarly labeled terminals on the 12 volt flasher. Now just change out the bulbs. Look closely at the sockets and make sure they are clean and not corroded. Usually you can just take one of each type of 6v bulb you have and find its 12v equivalent.

How do I change from 6V Positive to 12v Negative?

If you are 6v positive ground going to 12v negative, you need to switch the two wires on the coil. Negative to positive, positive to negative. For a 12v negative system, the ignition switch wire goes to the + terminal on the coil. The wire from the distributor to the coil goes to the – terminal on the coil.