Portable AC Power outlet
@DocBlock Thanks for the info on your charger! Great to know that will work. I wonder if there's a smaller/lighter unit out there, that is also strong enough for the Onewheel charger.
@Future-Motion I guess what I'm asking is if you know how many watts does the OneWheel charger pull, or any specs I should look out for when choosing a portable AC outlet.
Voltage x amp = watts
58 x 3.5 = ?????????????
200 plus watt
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The link above is what I am going to try to charge it with tomorrow running of my vehicle. It will run 750 watts which I think should be plenty but mine is not a battery just an inverter.
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The OW charger need 200 watts to work.
Did anybody buy a portable charger that states 100w or less?!
does it still work on onewheel which requires 203watts
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@aikhong16 I have this as a portable charger as well http://www.craftsman.com/diehard-platinum-portable-power-1150/p-02871688000P.
It will draw 400 watts or less but it is a little heavy to carry around.
@BradK that's too heavy!!!
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@aikhong16 The thing is even a 250 watt inverter/charger will still have weight. I want something that can take me all the way through the Appalachian Trail hahaha.
You would need to get a portable inverter that can provide at least 250W and has a minimum capacity of 135Wh.
The Onewheel requires a good amount of power, the chargers meant for portable electronics won't be capable of supplying it.
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@DocBlock So this works? That's great to know! good for one charge only I take it?
@Julian Thanks for the info! And thanks to everyone who chimed in!
The company that makes the charger that @DocBlock owns also makes a 250 watt version. I might get that for charging my Onewheel and for camping trips.
Even though those chargers are heavy I think I'd rather carry a heavy charger than a heavier Onewheel... but I do hope a Onewheel hiking backpack is in the works for when you need to cross terrain that is too rough, steep, etc. ;)
@Wayne If you want to share a link for that one i can take a look at it and advice you more if you still have questions.
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Don't worry, it'll be modded sooner or later.. Already been doing research on the charger and getting them.. :)
Thanks @Julian !
This is the one I was thinking of getting... not only for possibly charging the Onewheel but also for family outtings:
I appreciate you taking a look!
Sorry for the slow response, crazy week it's been.
The one from the link you posted is a bit below what you want. It says 200W as the max power, ideally you want at least 250W. Since it's right on the edge, it might sort of work but over time you probably will end up destroying it if it's always used passed it's limits. The 300 stands for Wh, not for Watt output which on the specs page it says 200W :(
@Julian Yes, I confused the watt hours for the watts. Thanks for taking the time to look.
If you don't mind, could you take a look at this one please... I think it meets the specs needed. Its a 300w inverter, with a 288Wh battery...
That's a nice find! That will do the trick and will give you two full Onewheel charges from each charge of the portable charger
@Julian That's great to hear! Wow, two full charges?!! Awesome! Thanks for the info!
I'm going to order it and will report back on this thread if the quality of the battery/inverter is good, etc.
I'm amazed that, according to the website, the battery only weighs 4.3 lbs and the inverter 1.5 lbs, for a total just under 6 lbs. Not bad :)
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@Julian that's pretty enticing - a battery that will give two charges on the road. Seems a shame that you'd have to carry both an inverter for DC to AC and then the regular onewheel charger for AC to DC. Any way to find a solution that is just a battery with DC output and a DC to DC switching power supply (which seems like it would be small and light)?
Last night I tested out the portable 300W 120v AC Power Inverter, and it works great with the Onewheel!
The Onewheel was at 15%, plugged the charger into the inverter, and the Onewheel charged as if using the wall AC.
The inverter's battery pack was down to about half capacity after the charge, and even though it looks like it can do two full Onewheel charges, the battery instructions warned not to fully deplete the battery. So I think I'll only use it to charge my Onewheel twice in a row in an emergency situation. But the possibility of a 24 mile ride sounds amazing!