Batteries won't stay balanced?

  • @thehoff Thanks I will do that and see if it changes.

  • Hey guys just wanted to give my solutions to this battery issue I have had with 2 boards now. On Onewheel buddy and the Onewheel app I would go 3 miles on 100% and then it would start to go down after that. I would usually get kickback around 25-30% and it was toast. I would get great range like 7-9 miles on a charge but was frustrated on now knowing when I was done. I did as they told me to leave it charged for 24, 48, 72, and then I did a week. None of that ever fixed the issue. What I finally did was the last time It ran down on me. I would keep switching it on and watched my app. It took a while and it would drop from 29 to 28 and so on til 25%. I had to keep turning it on and using my hands to simulate riding it and would go back and forth until it would shut off. Finally it went from 25% on the app to 1% instantly. After that I charged it up for only about 1 hour and took it out and wham back to working like it did when I got it. I wanted to make sure this was not a fluke and did the same thing on another board of mine (we have 3) and it worked as well. That board took a bunch more patience to actually get it to 1% but it did the same stayed on 25% for about 20-25 turn on's and off then it made the dramatic shift and it worked as well. I can only assume that one of the cells just doesn't get drained like all the others and we basically force them all to drop to Zero doing that and it has worked for us twice. Just in case some of you want to try something else before sending it in. Hope that helps.

  • @laneeric
    You described exactly the same problem that I have with my OW.
    Will try your solution....and will let you know. Make sense!

  • Mine is the opposite I rode about 2-3 miles and says I am at 100%

  • @tony420121
    You experience exactly what said Laneeric (2 days ago)
    3 miles, still 100%.
    What % shows your app. just before the battery died?

  • Norm

    It usually was between about 30% and 25%. I sent the ticket in to Tech and they told me to do the 48 hour or longer. Didn't work on any of the boards. So for me I just figured one of the cells was still carrying some load and obviously not enough to power the board. So I just kept turning it on and using my hands on the front and the back of the board with the light on trying to drain the battery. It would shut off and the app still said 25%. On the first board it took about 10 times of doing this and then Boom it went right to 1%... After charging it...... It's back to working. I have to say the one issue you will probably have is it will reset you odometer. I have about 300 miles on my board but i am back to 20 miles now.

  • Mike

    Your problem is the same I was having. I would sometimes ride 3plus miles and still show 100% on my App. Then it would start to go down but stop at about 30%...

  • Is there a way to re-calibrate the batteries via any of the apps that are out there for the ow?

  • @laneeric

    Thanks again for sharing your experiences. Today, I will drain totally my batteries like you have done.......I will let you know if I will get the same result that you have had.
    Resetting the odometer " not illegal ! " anyway it will increase the reselling value of my OW. Lol 😂

  • Hello @laneeric

    I have done exactly what you did ( I forced to completely drop to zero the batteries). It reset the odometer to zero. But, more important: Now, the battery % shows in the app. is accurate.
    Thank you for sharing your goods ideas.

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