Bessa Posted November 2, 2018 Share Posted November 2, 2018 Hi, First time posting, but I am a long time reader and have got a lot of the advice from this forum, so thank you all for that. So, I have a Ninebot One E+, now with about 1000 miles (1600km). I commute on it, I use it if for short errands, I know it well and I know it's limitations, specially as I weigh ~ 80kg. There wheel has been rock solid, and a absolute delight to ride. Until lately. A few weeks ago I tried to get home with a battery already bellow 20%. I almost never try to push when I get the warnings of bellow 20% battery, I do not like the inevitable push-backs for the new speed limit of 12km/h. I always I tried to be very conservative regarding safety with the wheel, specially because I wear no protection at all, and I do ride in public spaces and on the road, with traffic, when and if necessary. That time I got a cut-off, got a little hurt, you know, hands and knees, some bleeding involved, nothing major. It did indicate still 6km left, but the wheel would not turn back on after the cut-out. So I considered this to be my fault, the battery was low and I did push it, riding the new limit of 12 km/h for a bit, as I was really close to home at that point. I tried to forget the incident, but now it has happened again, this time on the road (a very quiet road, thankfully), when the wheel was still showing almost 20% and this time with little previous warning of low batteries. And the wheel did turn back on afterwards (see image). Still no major damage to me nor to the wheel, but for some reason I don't feel like riding it now : ) The thing is, I was under the impression that cut-off would not occur in this situation: if I was riding slowly and carefully, with a low battery, I would expect the wheel to just slow me down and eventually prevent me from going further, by tilting back, slowing down, and eventually refusing to continue. But this never happened. Just a couple of speed tilt-backs, very few "bips", then silence, and then a sudden cut-off. I guess my question is, are these two events normal and to be expected? Can they be related to the age and use of the battery? It is now over a year old and has those 1000 miles I mentioned. Your thoughts will be much appreciated. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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