Scully Posted August 4, 2016 Share Posted August 4, 2016 Further to my previous thread, asking about the kit - I took the plunge and went for it. Since I couldn't find any other Ninebot riders with it - it was a bit of a gamble. Some of you will already know much of the contents of this post - I just wanted a summery / have it all in one place for anyone who is considering the upgrade. The original thread can be found here. The basics are... Ninebot E+ is supplied with a 320wh battery, you can buy a 2nd battery from Ninebot suppliers, but then you have to dismantle the wheel mid ride to switch them over. The other negative to a battery switch out seem to be that you can only use the batteries down to 20%. You get more ride time with the bigger battery. Weighing in at 15 stone(95kg) I was getting 7.5 to 10 miles from the manufacturers battery (depending on terrain / what speed I would ride at). 1radwerkstatt offers 3 items in his Ninebot shop. A 388wh battery, it's a straight swap for your existing battery. C+ comes with 220wh E+ comes with 320wh It's (in my opinion) NOT cost effective for an E+ user to choose this option. You're paying quite a lot for very little gain. If you're a C+ rider who just wants to go a bit further - It's the option for you.https://shop.strato.de/epages/80603321.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/80603321/Products/"15S Ninebot" Edit. Having spoken to the seller, he's confident this battery is much better than the OEM battery, he says you'd expect a range to increase from 20km to 30km. I haven't spoken to anyone who uses this battery who can confirm. 2 x Plastic covers. The covers are for customers who upgraded to the full battery and have damaged their covershttps://shop.strato.de/epages/80603321.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/80603321/Products/9bCover 388wh Upgrade Kit Supplied as 2 x 194wh batteries with the larger covers. https://shop.strato.de/epages/80603321.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/80603321/Products/NinebotSET The 388wh kit is the big one, it's to be used with your original battery - giving a total of C+ = 220wh + 388wh = 608wh total E+ = 320wh + 388wh = 708wh total Of the two batteries, one goes next to your existing battery, the other sits near the motherboard. The motherboard one comes already held in place - so that it doesn't interfere with the motherboard gizmos. Fitting, The instructions are supplied in German, the most important thing is to make sure your Ninebot is 100% charged. Many thanks to KingSong69 who pointed me to this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=qLTQ4CE7rVA Having watched the video, installation was completed in 5 minutes. Performance Having only just fitted the kit I will update this section in due course. First impressions seem very good. I've been on a quick, hilly 7 mile ride - when I did this ride last week I came home with 28% battery left in the tank. This time I have 86% battery showing. As I set off, it was showing a range of 18 miles, when I came back it was showing 15 miles remaining - I suspect I'll have to ignore the 'miles remaining' and watch the battery percentage. So long as the sun is out on Monday I'll go for a long ride and see what I can get out of it. The wider battery covers push your feet about 1.5cm extra out from the Ninebot - it feels weird at first, like your feet are going to fall off the end - you soon get used to it. I need to add some kind of padding to the battery compartment, they were rattling round a little bit - I've not been confident enough yet to bump up / down kerbs. Thanks everyone for your help on the other thread, hopefully our combined advice can help others who are considering this upgrade kit. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.