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Old 04-18-2011, 06:32 AM   #1
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Hi Gliders, for the past couple of years when it became time to winter shut down ( not as lucky as you warmer temperature gliders ) I TOOK BATTERIES OUT AND PUT IN COLD AREA OF ABOUT 55 F. and checked the power every few weeks and it usually stayed at 72. This winter I became very I'll and wasn't able to check them for about 2+ months. When I did check them the power was 68. Once I put them on the Segway the front went solid green and the rear went solid red. After about an hour the green went to flashing ,I hope it is charging. However the rear (red) stayed solid red. Unfortunately I never thought of trying the key to see what happened and I'm not near it at this time to try it. Any help would certainly be appreciated.Thank you. Tory Brydges
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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Take a look at our battery reviver products, at www.dgbint.com
Send me a message, with your email address, and I'll let you know if these's a unit near to you.

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Old 04-18-2011, 03:02 PM   #3
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From Tory again, I did get back to the Segway and turned it on without difficulty. I drove it a bit without hesitation but I did notice the rear battery stayed red and the bars on the info key were charged except for one bar. Should I now go for a glide to see what happens or could that damage the rear battery even more ? Any help ? Tory
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There is a known problem with some older Li-ion batteries.

It is a non-problem really.

Each battery has an internal chip that monitors battery performance.
Amongst other things it reports over-charge.
This triggers the red light if a battery is over charged.

There is a fault in that chip, it falsely reports an overcharged battery, at completion of the charging process.

It's annoying but not a real problem.
There was no fix available, to the best of my knowledge.

This only affected an early batch of batteries.
About 3-4 years ago, from memory.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:58 PM   #5
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There is a known problem with some older Li-ion batteries.

It is a non-problem really.

Each battery has an internal chip that monitors battery performance.
Amongst other things it reports over-charge.
This triggers the red light if a battery is over charged.

There is a fault in that chip, it falsely reports an overcharged battery, at completion of the charging process.

It's annoying but not a real problem.
There was no fix available, to the best of my knowledge.

This only affected an early batch of batteries.
About 3-4 years ago, from memory.
I had one such battery on my early i2. There is an override for the false overcharge error / red light (assuming THAT is the error your red light is indicating - could be another battery condition error). If the red light illuminates immediately upon being plugged in, it is probably not the overcharge error, and you should try a battery reviver. If the red light comes on after a green light at the end of a charging process, then it's probably the false overcharge error. This can be overridden by turning on the machine, putting it in security mode, THEN plugging it in. It will then charge normally and resolve into battery maintenance mode (fast, random flashing green light).
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:26 PM   #6
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Take a look at our battery reviver products, at www.dgbint.com
Send me a message, with your email address, and I'll let you know if these's a unit near to you.

Kind regards
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Hi there in Australia, I must admit I haven't heard a lot about your product. Could you please tell me the state of battery it actually needs to be used on, and how the success rate is to revive the Segway batteries. I am in the centre of Canada but with today's shipping I'm sure you can nearly send worldwide. Lastly, what is the cost of the unit? Thank you in advance for any information you can send me. Are the units in stock ready for shipping? Tory
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Hi there in Australia, I must admit I haven't heard a lot about your product. Could you please tell me the state of battery it actually needs to be used on, and how the success rate is to revive the Segway batteries. I am in the centre of Canada but with today's shipping I'm sure you can nearly send worldwide. Lastly, what is the cost of the unit? Thank you in advance for any information you can send me. Are the units in stock ready for shipping? Tory
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Sure.

We used to be the Australian Segway dealers.
So we are very experienced in dealing with bad Li-ion batteries, and transporting them.
It was a nightmare for us.

We focussed on the issue, and resolved it, to our satisafaction.
After reviving many batteries locally, for our Australian customer base, we packaged and documented the Battery Reviver product.
We also sell them on eBay with quite a descriptive listing.
One key requirement was that our piece of equipment be readily and easily shippable ( it weighs just over 1Kg packed and is NON-HAZ ).

Yes, items are in stock, and available for immediate shipping.
Transit time to most major cities is about 7 days, regional areas can take a bit longer.

Please let me know your email address, and I will email you a full data sheet.
Michael
dgbint at bigpond dot net dot au
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