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Charger works, diagnostics simple
on May 28, 2011
I like this charger as it gets the power wheels battery charged fast and easy. The diagnostic lights are a bit simple, but can be easily misread or even mis-diagnosed. If you get a flashing red, the charger will still give a charge. The solid red, of course, means that it is charging a good battery. Sometimes, even new batteries can get a bad battery signal. But, just keep charging with the flashing red. It will turn green eventually. You can use a meter to verify this if unsure on both battery and charger. You should get something like 14 volts for a fully charged battery. This is how I figured I needed a new charger since I got the power wheels second-handedly. The charger shuts down when the indicator is green to protect the battery from overcharging. The important thing is to not let lead-acid batteries lose too much charge where the chemical process is irreversible. So keep the power wheels batteries charged before storing for long periods.