Now here is where I let you in on a little secret. Until last week as a parent myself if someone had asked me the difference between 12v and 24v in kids ride on toys. I wouldn’t have had a clue. My initial thought would have been that the 24v car would be much faster and more powerful than the 12v. This was of course until I started working for Ride On Toys . Interestingly started to learn more about kids electric cars etc.
It’s a bit technical
I don’t want to bore you with too much technical stuff. If we are all honest nobody really wants to read all of that. But after a lesson involving a white board, some pretty dodgy drawings of batteries. (please don’t fire me) I can now explain and help other parents when making the decision of what to buy.
When buying a 24v ride on toy you will notice that the ones that say they are 24v also have an asterix next to them. This is because whilst the vehicles DO contain 24v they are actually using two 12v batteries instead. This means that in actual fact the output is 12v. However! By adding a second 12v battery to the kids ride on car, It is actually adding on extra charge rather than power.
Can they actually run on a 24v battery to give them more power?
Well in short the answer is no. Each wheel on the ride on toy holds a motor of 12v. If you was to add a 24v battery to that vehicle it would create too much power and make the motors on the wheels stop working. They don’t hold enough capacity to manage such a strong battery.
Are there any benefits to buying a 24v instead of a 12v?
Absolutely! Whatever the charge rate would be on a 12v ride on toy would be doubled with a 24v one. For example if a 12v car was to hold 15 minutes charge, then by purchasing the 24v version you would extent that charge by another 15 minutes bringing the total charge to 30 mins.
So how do I get a faster ride on toy for my child?
Realistically the ride on toys are designed to be safe. Therefore there really is no need to buy one with a fast speed. I certainly wouldn’t want my 3 year old driving down the road at 10 miles an hour. Have you seen the damage that can be caused in a real car at just 10 MPH? I dread to think what could happen with a child in a toy car going that fast. It doesn’t even bare thinking about really does it? In fact there are only around 3 ride on toys in the entire market that have the capacity to hold a 24v battery . More speed is not neccesary with small children.
More charge is way better than more speed
Think about it, your child could be going faster which is great. But in a car that lasts just 10 minutes or they could be going a little slower and not only be safer, but also have a longer time playing with their favourite ride on. Let’s face it these things need charging. Nobody wants to play for 10 minutes then have to wait to get another 10. So if someone was to ask me if it was worth buying a 24v ride on toy? I would absolutely recommend it for battery charge and sanity
Thanks for reading!