*This kit is being replaced with the new 1,000w version and will soon be sold out*
24v 500w DIY
ESC Upgrade Kit
Also works with Kid Trax, Peg Perego, Avigo, or any 12 or 24v Car!
"The 24 Volt Upgrade Done Right."
*AT THIS TIME, KITS DO NOT INCLUDE THE REQUIRED "24V 500W MOTOR CONTROLLER". AS A RESULT WE RECOMMEND BUYERS SOURCE THIS ONE PART OF THE KIT ELSEWHERE. THE KIT PRICE HAS BEEN ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY*
Some Examples (we are not affiliated with these sellers):
If you want to upgrade to 24 volts, an ESC is the best and most reliable way to get it done. Simply adding another 12v battery to a 12v ride-on will always damage the car over time. Everytime. The car will also be harder to control which can be dangerous. The ESC variable throttle will allow for smoother rev up which is easier on the factory parts and allows for more control.
SEPARATE BRAKE/GAS PEDALS
MORE DRIVER CONTROL
TOP SPEED GOVERNOR
EASY ACCESSORY HOOKUP
WHAT IS AN ESC SYSTEM?
An ESC system replaces the factory wiring in your 12/24v kids ride-on toy with new parts which will provide about double the speed (for 12v cars) and adds advanced functionality/controls. An ESC system will completely change the car's operation and allows for a more capable but also more controllable toy. HIGHER VOLTAGE/MORE SPEED The most common reason to install this system is the ability to run higher voltage (two 12v batteries) without destroying parts. If you attempt to install 24 volts in a stock 12v system the motors and gearboxes will likely fail over time. With an ESC system, the gradual/smoother acceleration will lead to a longer gearbox life and also typically allow the continued use of factory 12v motors.
MORE DRIVER CONTROL
Instead of the stock on/off throttle and automatic braking when the rider lifts off the accelerator, the ESC system allows the car to rev up and down smoothly and coast which smooths out the ride making riding easier on the parts and more enjoyable for the riders. The system also reuses the stock gas pedal as a brake pedal and separating these controls allows for more advanced driver techniques and more fun! (Drifting, cruising, racing, power sliding, etc)
See this quick video that shows the power and speed increases of an ESC system as well as the remote kill switch function:
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
*AT THIS TIME, KITS DO NOT INCLUDE THE REQUIRED "24V 500W MOTOR CONTROLLER" BUT WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING THIS PART SINCE WE HAVE HAD A FEW FAILURES. AS A RESULT WE RECOMMEND BUYERS SOURCE THIS ONE PART OF THE KIT ELSEWHERE. THE KIT PRICE HAS BEEN ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY*
Variable Foot Pedal Throttle Relays (For Brake and Reverse) Hookup WireTerminals Resettable Fuse Illuminated On/Off Toggle Switch Male Charge Port Motor Controller Terminals Backup Beeper Resistors
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDEDBatteries (~$40): You will need (2) 12 volt batteries (12ah SLA is the most common capacity, see 140889872323 as an example).
Re-using the factory batteries is not recommended since they typically have an internal fuse and the car will periodically stop. Other common capacities are: 8ah, 10.5ah, 15ah, 18a. These cars typically consume 10amps per hour on average (20 amps max per hour) and these batteries provide ~65% of their rated capacity so the typical average run times are: 10.5ah=40m, 12ah=45m, 15ah=60m, 18ah=70m. [((AH*.65)/10)*60]
Charger (~$12): 24v scooter charger with female connection (see 350591864320 as an example)
Required Tools: Wire stripper/crimper
Recommended Tools: Solder Iron, long phillips screwdriver
Installation is not difficult but it can take several hours. In short you remove the factory wiring, locate most of the new parts in the rear of the car and follow the diagrams to make the appropriate connections between the parts. We now have diagrams in both traditional schematic and photo format. We also have an install video to guide you through the process. All connections use crimp connections so you will need a crimper/stripper for the job. Soldering is not required but recommended when possible.
KIT VARIABLES EXPLAINED
The metal foot pedal mounts below the floor and typically requires a little cutting (with box cutter, dremel tool, vibrating saw) while the plastic pedal mounts flush on the floor. The metal pedal is easier to depress and allows for better throttle control while the plastic foot pedal is slightly harder to depress which can sometimes make finding the desirable speed slightly harder. We recommend the metal pedal.
The step down and power block allow for a very easy and clean way to install 12v accessories such as LED lights. The step down reduces the voltage from 24v to 12v and the power block makes distributing that power easier. This is a very clean and easy solution to the 24v/12v accessory problem.
The remote kill switch module piggybacks on the brake relay and a has a small remote trigger with one button. Holding down the button will activate the brake and stop the car, releasing the button releases the brake. Range is typically about 200 feet or more, we recommend testing the range before use
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
(Q) Can I use this kit with a brand other than Power Wheels?
(A) Yes. The kit could be installed on a cardboard box if it had 12v motors. You can install the kit on any ride-on toy that was 12 or 24 volts from the factory since doubling the voltage on brushed motors is typically Ok. If the car has 12v accessories from the factory such as a circuit board for lights, etc you can use the $15 step down and power block to supply that portion with 12v power to retain factory functionality. Advanced functionality like remote control typically cannot be used after the conversion. It is possible to install the kit on a 6v ride-on but you must use the included governor to limit the top end since 24v will burn up 6v brushed motors.
(Q) Are instructions included with the kit?
(A) The kit includes wiring diagrams and an installation video. Installation varies based on the car but basically you remove most if not all of the factory wiring, place the ESC components as close together as possible in the rear of the car whenever possible and make the appropriate connections as per the diagram. Installation time varies based on installer experience but typically takes 3-6 hours.
(Q) Can I use a single 12v battery instead of two 12v batteries (24v) with the kit?
(A) No, two 12v batteries must be used. If you are concerned about too much speed you can use the included speed governor to reduce the top speed.
(Q) What do I use as the brake pedal?
(A) Typically the factory pedal is reused as the brake pedal
but any switch can be used to trigger the brake relay such as a momentary
switch/button on the steering wheel for ride ons with tight floor space.
(Q) Do I need to upgrade the stock motors/gearboxes?
(A) Using the factory gearboxes and motors is often fine but longevity ultimately depends on motor airflow, duration of constant use, rider weight, terrain type, etc. If the parts see normal usage they will probably be fine, if there are any factors which will stress them they may fail. Good preventative measures to keep the factory parts working is to: keep riders to 1-2 max, stop and go as often as possible instead of non-stop driving until the batteries die, avoid bumpy terrain and drops which stress gears, avoid thick grass or loose terrain, etc.
We 100% guarantee that this kit will meet or exceed your expectations. We stand behind the parts we sell and if you experience any issues or are not satisfied please contact us. Our success has been a result of customer satisfaction. It is our priority to ensure our customers are happy. Regarding returns, generally if you make a mistake (change your mind, etc) you pay for return shipping, if we make a mistake we will cover all shipping.
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DIY - 24 Volt 500 Watt ESC Conversion Kit for Power Wheels (Parts Only)
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