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Old 05-05-2018, 10:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation Riding a Dead Battery - to Death

Thought I should share my STOOPID experience - attempting to drain the last electron out of a miniPRO battery - riding to absolute empty.

Of course the miniPRO gives ever-increasing signals, economy-mode slowing etc.

We are SO used to "Dancing OFF" the miniPRO (miniPLUS) when in whatever trouble - tires still "powered". This youtube-performance Dance-Off does NOT apply with the Segway decides to POWER OFF and free-wheel. Much like standing on super-slick ICE that is only slippery in two directions. (Ever tried standing / balancing with Power OFF?)

I calculate you impact the ground HARD in 0.56 seconds. Face-plant biting the pavement, or splitting the back of your melon.

Do NOT ride the battery to "Zero". Besides possibly killing the rider, it's BAD for the battery.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:06 AM   #2
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Challenge accepted.

No, I never ride the Segway that low on a charge as the battery would suffer. I will carry it if it gets that low and walk the rest of the way. Sprint maybe? Run like I am on fire?
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:31 AM   #3
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I think there is a thread here, about the lack of redundancy and thats why this happened!
For the full size X2 and i2, to drain the battery just keep it,self balancing leaning against a wall will drain it well, without any injuries.
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dead battery, minipro, power off riding, very low battery

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