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Well, this outa be good...
So, ill set the scene. It's raining outside. I needed to get back to my dorm room to put on rain gear. A quick ride on the onewheel back couldn't hurt, right?
Cut to an hour later when the board refuses to engage, and I get a battery overcharged warning
then the board refuses to turn on.
There's water in the battery box
I'm gonna let the control board dry out , along with the battery
For now, I'm gonna assume I need to buy a new BMS.
pictures of BMS
@loaffette ouch, sorry to hear that :(
Taking it apart and letting it dry out is a good call. It doesn’t look like the bms broke from a visual inspection. If you have a multimeter it is worth double checking the output voltage on the xt60 is at a working value for the time being just to check that off the list.
Once dry you can get away with connecting the battery, bms, controller and power button to test it without completely re-assembling to check for any obvious error codes if it turns on.
@lia the controller still works, since when I plug it in it connects to the app, but the BMS is probably shot.
@loaffette I wince when I ride thru sprinkler runoff or thick fog.
@notsure its weird though, since I've ridden in rain or through small puddles before and never had problems.
After I fix this, I'm water proofing the entire board, front to back
@loaffette -- VESC opportunity? -- Edit: Trouble with one Onewheel is good reason to have more than one Onewheel.
@s-leon That and waterproofing
update: Board powers on its own power, however it reports 1 percent on the app, and doesn't display charge time.
Going to make sure it's absolutely dry before putting it back together.
Going to order a waterproofing kit ASAP
The board is fully charged, app semed to figured itself out. The board does ride, though I have put it back together incorrectly. Weird rumbling noise..
@s-leon I would buy another but it's prohibitivly expensive, and both would take up valuable dorm room space.
speaking of VESCing, if the VESC allows me to read out the amount of power left for the motor, I may send back both the badgersense and badgersight
I'll also throw in something else, when I get time..
Been very busy lately...
@loaffette Glad to hear it's working again. I had a hunch it was going to be fine :)
Can you get a video of the rumbling?
@lia I can, but it will be a bit. I'm pretty busy today since I've got two exams and I won't have time to rebuild the onewheel until I finish both exams
@loaffette Good luck with the exams! You got this :)
@lia fixed it!
The Life Saver was rubbing against the battery cable thing. No way I could really get more length on it so I had to uhh...
Sand down the edge of the life saver
Glad your board works again. Phew.
I go out in the rain quite a bit.
Always a worry…
One day I thought it would be a good idea to take an umbrella because it was so windy and rainy…
Going north was fine, no problems, I turned back a half mile later and I was like Mary Poppins, umbrella almost inside out, struggling to keep on the board. Turned out not such a good idea after all. Quite amusing though 😉
I won that stupid game luckily.
@puzz360 yep, I've had that happen before
I don't like carrying around umbrellas since I find them to be a hassle to carry, and I often end up just throwing on rain gear and calling it a day.