Real world range for 230# rider....



  • Someone should create a photo step by step or a video this is game changing!



  • Yeah, if that actually works, i probably will need it for my +



  • I have the parts ordered......we shall see! I think it looks pretty darned easy?



  • it's quite easy, I built one last year. you just need the connector for the OW, and the one that will match the LIPO battery you will use at source.
    I often carry it with me, it's lightweight and work pretty well :)
    you can also save the settings, so it start automatically with the good voltage and current as soon as powered :)



  • @Tartopom Sounds like a great project, a nice walk through or tutorial would be a nice thing so that no one fries there board lol



  • Yes, while I am pretty adventurous in Builds with wood, built my own guitar amp, rewired a bunch of things took apart half the onewheel (not the tire assembly) no problem.... I'm going to let few people take the lead on this one. :)



  • FYI, if you use LIPO batteries please read up on proper care, storage, charging, etc. These can be dangerous if you are not careful...which is why OW uses LifePO4 batteries instead. (I assume). Just wanted everyone to know the potential risk.



  • @bdech15 said in Real world range for 230# rider....:

    which is why OW uses LifePO4 batteries instead. (I assume).

    Yes, among many other reasons that make them a superior battery choice.



  • all you realy have to do is make the cable and buy the booster....you can use any battery you want....search the forum for portable, charger etc and set yourself free



  • a way to increase your range alot is to start and stop more often then the regen braking will kick in more thus increasing your range



  • @jew_fro_1009 Do you really think that works? I would think that the acceleration after the stop would expend more energy than the braking regenerated.



  • @dcosmos said in Real world range for 230# rider....:

    @jew_fro_1009 Do you really think that works? I would think that the acceleration after the stop would expend more energy than the braking regenerated.

    Sound like you would be getting something for free, nothings free.



  • @jew_fro_1009 I would tend to think that this isn't something that works to increase range? Since energy can be neither created or destroyed, or something like that......



  • @timvdp So with the step up converter, some of these 36V electric bike batteries appear to be golden. 36V and 8-10 Ah batteries should charge the OW 2x plus if my math is correct? Well, not my math, google's Ah to Wh converter website....LOL. Public math=bad.



  • @jew_fro_1009 that might be true if the regen was 100% efficient. But I think the specs are something like 30% effecient. Otherwise you would have an infinite power generator lol. Starting and stopping more frequently would drain your batteries faster than just accelerating and maintaining your cruising speed. If you have ever investigated "hyper mileing" meaning driving your car for maximum range and gas mileage you learn that using your brakes hurts your milage a lot even with electric and hybrid cars with regen braking.



  • @jew_fro_1009 said in Real world range for 230# rider....:

    a way to increase your range alot is to start and stop more often then the regen braking will kick in more thus increasing your range

    The First Law of Thermodynamics argues against this (strenuously).

    However, that's not to say regen braking does not make a battery pack last <longer>. The regen braking is capturing <some> of the energy that would otherwise have been lost as heat or however else you expended energy to slow yourself down at the bottom of the hill.



  • I wouldn't say it's arguing against it, more of an example of it. The law is basically just saying how energy is transferred and you can't have a perpetual motion machine. Most of the energy is transferred in the form of heat which FM actually advertises as a feature of the plus, otherwise the onewheel would be a perpetual motion machine. Which @RandomNate described above haha. Just make sure you don't start downhill on a full battery ;)



  • @timvdp Stupid follow on question--how do you charge the portable charger battery? Now some of these come with charging apparatuses but others are simply raw batteries. This stuff scares me a little...
    in a good way.



  • @dakota4ce
    just ask the seller for a suitable charger to go with it they probably sell them...I had most of my parts from a donor fake onewheel...so when I took the battery out I also took out the charging connector ...but for the hoverboard battery they are 6$ on DH gate the also have batteries.
    Most of the sellers there will work with you and maybe even supply the cable for you.

    Or you can make a connector just like you have to make the connector to the onewheel



  • @dakota4ce The solar charge controller shown above(and below now) will charge almost any battery we would consider using in this application AND it can also be used to charge a OW battery from the 36v pack or what ever pack you are using as long as it is a lower voltage than the OW pack.


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