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  1. Perhaps this info was already shared, but I didn't see it... The pinout is Pin 1 is DC+ and Pin 2 is DC- Other pins are not used. I was able to repair the broken female connector on my charger by cutting the broken one off, and replacing it with a new GX12 4P. It was $1.59 on Ebay and took about 2 weeks to arrive.
  2. I've got about 500 miles on my mini, and probably 200 on the upgraded firmware. It's really a gamechanger. That said, a stranger on a forum gave me a Solowheel Glide 3, and I just can't see myself spending much time on the Ninebot. It will be relegated to friends to use since it has a much lower learning curve. Spending $300 on the Ninebot was a stretch for me for a toy, not that I couldn't afford it, but because it's a toy. Convincing my wife to spend a grand on a Glide 3 would have been impossible.
  3. Alexander doesn't seem to visit this thread often. The link to his page is here; http://mrn76.ru/index.php/es/ninetool-es/nenetoolminipro-es The process is to reach out to him on Telegram; https://t.me/mrn762 Make a payment via Paypal Install NinetoolBeta Follow upgrade instructions and enter the SN he sends you I'm still enjoying the Extreme firmware and have put a couple hundred miles on. I've wrecked a couple times due to pushing the limits on downhills and stopping too quickly, so be careful.
  4. I don't know what you're finding hard to believe, because the section you quoted is in regards to steep descents. Have you ever gone down a >10% slope and pushed the regen capability? Others have reported the same behavior, so it's more likely you've just never pushed those limits. If you believe going down an extremely steep hill faster results in more stability, I would like to hear what grade of hill you descended, at what speed, and your weight. All of those are factors in pushing the limits of regen. Obviously a software hack only unlocks the potential of the hardware, a
  5. I don't have lite to compare to. My assumption is the increased regen capacity results in exacerbating the squirrely behavior. I crashed going down about a 10% grade on the stock firmware due to pushing the limits of regen. With the extreme upgrade, it got even more severe and I crashed in about the same spot at a faster speed. The thing is, it can entirely be avoided regardless of firmware by simply going slower when you're on something steep. After having put a lot of miles on the extreme firmware, I have noticed the squirrely behavior exhibits itself when pushing the limits of hill cli
  6. I reached out to MRN76 today on Telegram and he helped me apply the Extreme hack. Went smoothly except for me forgetting to select my Ninebot from the menu and thinking the app wasn't working correctly. The increased speed is very cool and it's nice not getting such annoying beeping and pushback. Still haven't hit max speed yet, so don't know what the pushback will be like. Hill climbing is where the new firmware shines. Previously I could only hit about 500 watts power, which on some hills means you're barely moving. I think I observed 1200 watts on the Extreme firmware, which is more th
  7. Well, replacing the cabin assembly (~$40) fixed my Segway. The headlight doesn't work, but it's probably a pinched or loose wire. Kinda pointless anyhow. Some of the mounts for the footpads are broken too, but enough are intact that it doesn't seem to be a problem.
  8. This is the board I need I think: Unit takes a charge and shows red light while charging, and green when completed. Will not respond pressing the power button and will not display battery level on the LCD. I believe the cabin took the direct hit.
  9. I sent my Mini Pro to a friend's beach house (I couldn't go) and some newbs jumped off while letting it sail into boulders. Their apology was to say that it should stop on it's own when they bail. I kinda agree, but it would take ages for it to be able to slow down. The weight of the stick portion just isn't enough to allow it to make rapid changes in speed without a rider. Anyhow, I think all I really need to get it going again is the upright portion where the display and switch is. What is that part called, and do you know what websites I might go to find it? It's not at my house a
  10. I'm thinking I will try to reverse the turning bar so I can drive backwards. If I understand correctly, there's no pushback when going up hills in reverse. Anyhow, the mod is reversible and free, so it would be a fun experiment.
  11. I'm going to have to experiment with backward travel. It is very unnatural steering as you have to lean to the outside of the turn. This topic reminds me of the backwards bicycle. You can train yourself to do something backwards, but it will be very unnatural at first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0
  12. So what happens when you exceed the speed limit in reverse? Does it just fall on its face, or tilt forward? 16 MPH is even faster than the 13 in this hack. I'm assuming no warnings are given when going in reverse either? OK, I'll test the speed this afternoon in reverse. swapping inputs from the steering arm probably isn't too difficult. Probably easier than soldering 100 pins or whatever that chip has. EDIT: I loaned mine out to my dad for the weekend, so I'll have to test reverse another time.
  13. I like this discussion. We need someone with time and motivation to explore this concept more. I'll gladly experiment going in reverse as fast as I can and see if it leans forward, and report back here, or from the ER. Let the hacking begin!
  14. The latest official firmware has less leanback? I've been delaying installing it just in case it interferes with a possible hack in the future, which I'm willing to pay $20 for if it's a software hack. I was also concerned they might even apply more conservative riding limits. If the latest firmware has less aggressive leanback, then I might be willing to risk updating. I'd like to take my Segway off curbs, but I'm wondering if it's sturdy enough to do this regularly with a 200 lb rider without damaging it? My dad fell trying to go backwards. I told him he's guaranteed to fall g
  15. There's no evidence of people being injured by leanback. Who here has had leanback throw them off and cause an injury significant enough to mention? If so-called dozens of people are fearful of leanback, then I'm happy to be the only one saying their fears are unfounded. We don't need to be hyperbolic when we describe something that annoys us. It's sufficient for someone to say they don't like leanback, but absurd to say the risk of injury is so great that it's imperative to eliminate the behavior. As far as I know, you're the only one with ankle pain caused by leanback. I'm sure there ar
  16. Oh, I agree that leanback is annoying, but it isn't a safety issue. And sure, I'd like to go 3 MPH faster too. Heck, the whole thing is pretty darn safe. I've spent hours racing it around my tiny apartment, and the only time I've wrecked is when I was drunk, it was dark outside, and I thought I was driving down the ramped portion of the sidewalk when in fact I drove off the curb at an angle. Leanback is super annoying going up steep hills where I'm crawling along at 2 MPH. If leanback is causing pain, it sounds more like a rare medical condition than something that afflicts the major
  17. I didn't mean to quote you, but this forum software is garbage and I can't figure out why it quoted you in the first place, or how to edit the post. My comment was that I hope someone with time figures out how to hack this Segway and releases the firmware to the community for free. Otherwise, we knew what the limitations of the Segway were when we purchased, and nobody owes us a mod. I don't get how people are so desperate to go 3 MPH faster. Leave 1 minute sooner if you aren't making your destination fast enough.
  18. Perhaps Segway will release their own update to boost the speed a-la Tesla OTA update before the hack is released.
  19. Nothing you said makes sense. This hack wouldn't preserve your battery longevity, and nobody owes you the hack. You're free to develop your own mod if you wish. I believe there's hacks for upgrading the battery too, so there's no reason to throw away a mini-pro.
  20. Aw man, the chip on Ebay was $35. I know $50 is not too much more, but my wife was already not happy when I mentioned $35. Was hoping this would be similarly priced considering it is SW and no hardware or shipping is involved. Still excited to see you guys hacking products to make them more useful and fun.
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