20 minutes to full charge?
germx last edited by
Has someone tried to monitor the battery status while charging? Does 5-90 go faster per % than say 90-100, or 95-100?
I can't try it, because I can't get battery status from my board.
T-CAT last edited by
For a full charge, I have never seen the board finish in 20 minutes. It's always been 30-40 minutes consistently. I have no idea where they got their 20 min charge from, but I'd sure love to have that. LOL
njcustom last edited by
Mine takes the same amount of time no matter the battery level.. roughly 20 mins
ahxe45 last edited by ahxe45
I am around the 30 minute mark pretty consistently. Seems like the battery charges like some cell phones where from 0% to 80% it seems to charge a lot faster than the last 20%. Maybe it has something to do with balancing the cells. I wish I could use one of my nice chargers that I use to charge rc batteries where I can put it into balance charge where it shows every individual cell and charges and decharges? "If that is a word" every individual cell as needed until they are all perfect.
thegreck last edited by
@ahxe45 The OWheelBuddy and POnewheel apps both show the charge in each cell.
ahxe45 last edited by
@thegreck they do show the individual cells voltage but I can't balance charge the board like you can with rc batteries which if you have ever dealt with them is critical to the overall health and performance of the batteries. I can also put my Lipo charger into storage mode where if I know that I am not going to use them for a while it charges them to a safe storage level where they will not be damaged. I could see this being useful for people who travel a lot and their board may be inactive for a while. Even though they say the lifepo batteries are not the same as Lipo I would still think the basic care and maintenance would need to be used for them.
ahxe45 last edited by
That is really the whole reason why the cheaper "hover" boards caught fire. People knew nothing about proper care of Lipo batteries and overcharging them or abusing them is asking for it to happen.
thehoff last edited by
@ahxe45 agreed.. I also have been taking care of lipo cells for many years as I fly combat slopesoarers and small RC lipo powered planes. Would love to get a connecting lead for my balance charger and see what the battery is really made of.. Discharge / charge cycles and a true health check..
Tartopom last edited by
Mine also charge in around 30min. BUt for the balance, I just let the chargeur connected with green light.
The BMS inside the OW do the job pretty well, and I can control the result with the POWHEEL app :)
each cell is properly balanced.
RLY last edited by
From 1% to 100%, it took me 38:23.95.
dalisdair last edited by dalisdair
1% to full charge, timed it at 40 minutes plus or minus a couple of seconds.
For the first 10-20% it seemed on schedule to be done in 20 minutes, then it slowed down.
MichaelW last edited by
I had never timed before. I was suprised. 0% to full charge took me 37.01 mins on one of my boards and 39.57 for my second board. Yep! Need to start saying 40 mins to people who ask. Why does OneWheel advertise 20?
BriFi last edited by
@MichaelW My question precisely.
duc809 last edited by
Yep, mine can take 40 minutes too. Not a big deal for me but they should update the advertising. Interestingly, I can ride forever at 1% charge (almost another mile).