FrankFilmer Posted September 27, 2018 Share Posted September 27, 2018 (edited) Today my beloved KS16S died on me in a very strange way. It's not actually dead...it still powers on and balances, but I'm afraid to plug the battery back in due to what has recently transpired. Last night I took my freshly charged wheel on a short pizza run. (less than 2 miles) only to find the 100% charge had now dropped to 74% when I returned. I've been getting noticeably less distance out of my wheel as of late but nothing like this, so I decided to send Jason at ewheels a message letting him know my situation and ask for help. At that time I decided to plug it back in to charge it back up slowly. About 15 min later I went to check on it and found the charger acting as if it was fully charged. I then powered up the wheel to check the battery level and it was still reading in the mid 70 range. (here is where it gets really strange) Next, leaving the wheel on, I stepped out of the room for a few minutes and when I returned my friend told me that my wheel had started making some very loud snap, crackle, and popping sounds along with the green lights coming on briefly and then it went quiet again. (all totaling about 6-8 seconds) I hadn't seen the green lights come on at all since my last firmware update weeks ago Strangely there was no smoke or burning smell at all. I have just finished opening it up expecting to find a visually damaged battery pack but instead it looks normal at first inspection. I should also include that I bought this wheel from the original owner back in April and the 5v speed charger I purchased from ewheels never shut off properly at set percentage limits. The 90% setting would shutoff at mid/upper 70's. It would also only give me about 20 miles on a full charge but at 220lbs I thought I was getting good mileage. I'm at a total loss here and could really use some advice. Edited September 28, 2018 by FrankFilmer Want to add more info 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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