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  1. Rehab1´s accident(s)

    There's more screws in your humerus than in a 5th grade shop bird feeder!
  2. Mrs. Fat Unicyclist...

    So the last post was on St. Valentine's Day. Did you forget to get Mrs. TFU flowers or chocolates? Did she decide that she already spent enough time with you without joining the forum, or did she join already under some other name and she's been posting without our knowledge? Does her username happen to be exoplanet?? All of these are questions that demand answers!!!!1
  3. King Song Charger Getting Very Hot

    I got my IR thermometer and I now have some data. I discharged the KS14S down to 42% charge, and allowed the wheel and the charger to reach ambient room temperature, 72° F. I recorded the charge and temperature at start, and then every 15 minutes thereafter. I placed the charger on the carpet, as I usually do, with the LED on the top. I measured the hottest spot I could find at each interval, which was always a spot on the back, which corresponded to a house icon on the back. Also, I would unplug the charger from the wheel before I used the King Song Android app to get the current charge percentage of the battery. The percentage was always one or two percent higher when the charger was still plugged in. I had to do this twice, because after one hour and 45 minutes of charging, the charger apparently got too hot, and when I plugged it back in to the wheel, it started to flash alternating red and green on the LED. I let things cool back down considerably, and tried again. There are two separate charts for each attempt. Once the charger got back up to 197° F again, I ended the data collection. I know I won't use this charger on carpet any more. Doing so is unsafe. Suspending it somehow may allow the heat to radiate away from all sides and keep it cooler, as well as allowing air to circulate through convection. It is apparent that the charger is much more efficient before it gets "warmed up," as it makes a gain of 6 to seven percent charge in the first 15 minutes. After that a gain of only 2 or 3 percent every 15 minutes is typical. I'd appreciate others testing out their chargers, particularly their stock King Song charger, to see if they get similar results.
  4. Rehab1´s accident(s)

    Not accepting an appeal to authority, a classic fallacy in logic, is vitriolic? Not accepting socialistic philosophy is vitriolic, too? Freedom truly is dead in Europe. I grieve for the American men who so bravely died in WW II to free Europe from the threat of socialism, when Europe decided to submit to its slavery voluntarily only one generation later. Pity.
  5. Rehab1´s accident(s)

    If a person had no insurance, I bet they would have to pay the entire amount. Prepay and self-pay rates are also highly discounted. One of the recent steps that sticks has taken to bring back competition to healthcare is to require hospitals to publish price lists for procedures. This let's information back into the marketplace. I will not argue that the US system is perfect. It could be even better and cheaper with less regulation of insurance companies and allowing the self employed (or anyone for that matter) to buy insurance with pre tax dollars. Insurance companies should also be allowed to sell across state lines, and offer packages without mandated benefits like certain drugs and procedures. Let the marketplace decide which packages are best, not through government central planning.
  6. Rehab1´s accident(s)

    And the words "according to the World Health Organization" are key here. I don't care a whit what WHO thinks about anything. That link doesn't include ranking criteria or weightings, and socialistic philosophy is likely to get a country high marks in their eyes. It doesn't get them anywhere in mine.
  7. Rehab1´s accident(s)

    We have the best medical care in the world, bar none. Don't let those numbers fool you. They do not take into account the pre-negotiated discount rates between the health care provider and the insurance company. They will likely be half to a third the costs shown on the bill.
  8. King Song Charger Getting Very Hot

    I got an IR Thermometer from Amazon today. I'll have to work on discharging the wheel and recharging for a temp check!
  9. As I see it, the chart IS the EUC!
  10. See below for multiple ways to solve this problem:
  11. King Song Charger Getting Very Hot

    Yep. Just the standard cheap charger. I saw some on Amazon, too, for less than $20 by a brand that I've bought before with good luck. When I get mine, I'll post my temperature here after a good charge session. Hmm. I kinda like that idea for cooling it off. Maybe I'll get a metal pail of salty ice water and immerse the charger in it while I charge the wheel.
  12. Why not work to get the law changed? We did it in Arizona, and it took less than a year. Start by finding out who your state legislature senator and representatives are. https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find Then make an appointment to talk to them and tell them about the issue. It was possible in Arizona, so why not give it a try? You can use Arizona's modification of the EPAMD (Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device) statute in 2017 as an example of what's been done in other states. Basically, we changed the definition of an EPAMD from only including "two nontandem wheels" to read like this: A.R.S. 28-101 (24) "Electric personal assistive mobility device" means a self-balancing device with one wheel or two nontandem wheels and an electric propulsion system that limits the maximum speed of the device to fifteen miles per hour or less and that is designed to transport only one person. Let me know if you are going to pursue this. I can share with you the talking points that I used when meeting with my state senator, as well as in committee hearings. (There is also video in the thread below showing my testimony in one of the committee meetings on the bill that changed the law). Here is a thread describing the process in Arizona:
  13. I was charging up my 14S to get it ready to commute to work tomorrow, and the charger seemed extraordinarily hot after about an hour of charging. I hadn't noticed it getting that hot during previous charges. The wheel had charged up to about 90%, which was enough, so I unplugged it. How hot do your chargers get -- not a quick charger, but the standard charger that it comes with? Mine was hot enough that I couldn't hold it with a full grip around it for more than about four seconds. Wish I had an IR type thermometer to read it's temperature, but that's not in my toolbox (yet).
  14. The King Song trolley handle is great -- except its beautiful black finish is just skin deep. The slightest nick or scrape reveals white plastic underneath. This afternoon i decided to see what a little black spray on Plasti Dip might look like as a repair. Sorry about the blurry "before" photo, but you get the idea: Before After The process was pretty quick and easy. A preliminary wipe with rubbing alcohol on a microfiber cloth, then three or four light coats of Plasti Dip at a couple minute intervals (over the entire handle). The closeup in the "after" image shows the area of larger damage much more noticeably than just looking at it. I am very pleased with what it looks like. I also like the feel of the Plasti Dip. It's just a little bit "grippier" than the original surface. Now, only time will tell how well it wears. Remind me in three or four months, and I'll post another picture to show wear!
  15. Rehab1´s accident(s)

    Dang. Wish I knew about this stuff eight months ago!