Jump to content
Atharif

Only for the brave. Russian Hack for the Mini Pro

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, FreeRide said:

do you have any updated feedback?

@FreeRide It's funny with those tires from AliExpress they sent me them in separate packages and one arrived the other is having some de-tours, so I am unable to do anything more having only one. :)

Anyway I was testing the upgraded with Swallowbot Ninebot mini (N3M240) to check the actual range to see how the increased speed afects battery comsumptuon. Before that I was realy able to do 21-22km on a full charge (I weigh 62kg). Now with the Swallowbot I went once 16km non-stop from my home to work and there was just 0,5km left when I arrived. 

The unit however, after being turned off for 8h with no charging, showed 23% charge when I turned it on while leaving the office (which I found wierd...), so I decided to continue my examination and went around 1km to underground and than 1,5 from underground to my home and still there were few drops of juce in the battery when I was back.

 

Edited by MacGary

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/18/2019 at 1:04 PM, MacGary said:

@FreeRide The unit however, after being turned off for 8h with no charging, showed 23% charge when I turned it on while leaving the office (which I found wierd...), so I decided to continue my examination and went around 1km to underground and than 1,5 from underground to my home and still there were few drops of juce in the battery when I was back.

 

The output voltage of the batteries will drop when they are hot, such as after a long, fast, ride. When I go uphill at full bore my batteries drop several bars by the top, but after a few minutes they cool and the number of bars increases. The battery voltage also drops during heavy output currents (such as going uphill) but that tends to recover much more quickly than they recover from the effects of heat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just received a mailer from More4mini advertising the availability of Swallowbot control boards and mainframes. Not sure whether these upgrades are authorized or not...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just ordered a swallowbot  control board tonight, I will post how it is when i get it I hope this week.  I tried to order one from Russia last few months with no success.  I have the Mini-Pro that i converted to Scout edition with the Off-road tires.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

It works! Got my swallowbot board this week from M4M and just installed it. Took about ten minutes. Four screws for the battery, eight screws (4 hex at heat sink and 4 Phillips)on the board, 7 electrical connectors (one on underside of board) plus 3x2 motor wires. You really need some heatsink grease but you might salvage enough of the original off the old board. I had some available and used it.

 I have 50cc mini Moto tires (oversized) on mine so my speed is about 1.5 mph faster than stock tires. My Strava app clocked 15.9 and I don’t want to be going faster than that on the Minipro. Cruising at 13-14 mph with no tiltback was nice. A couple years ago I discovered 15.9+ mph backwards on the Minipro, riding it in direction of travel of course! But it was a wild ride! If I want to go faster, my EUC’s are good for 40+ mph.

No annoying beeps, battery range in miles show more- using more of battery capacity and reasonable cruising speed! 

 

E2A223A4-2040-4D22-AC2A-53649FECA758.png

337959CD-22A2-46AE-9A23-EE178E77A14E.jpeg

Edited by JES
Add pic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, JES said:

It works! Got my swallowbot board this week from M4M and just installed it. Took about ten minutes. Four screws for the battery, eight screws (4 hex at heat sink and 4 Phillips)on the board, 7 electrical connectors (one on underside of board) plus 3x2 motor wires. You really need some heatsink grease but you might salvage enough of the original off the old board. I had some available and used it.

 I have 50cc mini Moto tires (oversized) on mine so my speed is about 1.5 mph faster than stock tires. My Strava app clocked 15.9 and I don’t want to be going faster than that on the Minipro. Cruising at 13-14 mph with no tiltback was nice. A couple years ago I discovered 15.9+ mph backwards on the Minipro, riding it in direction of travel of course! But it was a wild ride! If I want to go faster, my EUC’s are good for 40+ mph.

No annoying beeps, battery range in miles show more- using more of battery capacity and reasonable cruising speed! 

 

E2A223A4-2040-4D22-AC2A-53649FECA758.png

Jes do you mind uploading a short video of a ride on your Mini Pro?

Your tires are the same size of the hybrid tires on sale on M4M?

What about the Max speed at lower battery level?

Thanks a lot!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/4/2019 at 1:50 PM, JES said:

It works! Got my swallowbot board this week from M4M and just installed it. Took about ten minutes. Four screws for the battery, eight screws (4 hex at heat sink and 4 Phillips)on the board, 7 electrical connectors (one on underside of board) plus 3x2 motor wires. You really need some heatsink grease but you might salvage enough of the original off the old board. I had some available and used it.

 ...

No annoying beeps, battery range in miles show more- using more of battery capacity and reasonable cruising speed! 

 

Thanks for the update.  Which model mini pro did you start with / what firmware were you using previously?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I posted up my experience in the main mini pro forum, but I installed the more4mini swallowbot board yesterday and have been very pleased so far (only about 1 mile driven). I’m not sure whether I just modified a 320 or 240 model (the battery was labeled n3m240 but once I removed it, I saw a n3m320 serial number/info inside the device). My post contains additional observations about the install process.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The more4mini swallow bot upgrade is AMAZING! i rent these bad boys out and now it just got better. It's fast man and no bugs as of yet - https://dcscooter.com

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will the M4M Swallowbot controller work in a Segway MiniLite?  Battery specs (from the underside of the unit) are 36v 4300mah if that matters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...