Onewheel+ and V1 owners just got a whole lot less range-anxious. Now for VNR (Vampire Mode) setups - keep your warranty intact.
THE ORIGINAL AND BEST QUALITY EGO™ BATTERY RANGE EXTENDER!
Check out the latest review of the Ranger on YouTube!
Installation instructions are available in .pdf format.
That's because with the new Ranger™ Locking Battery Mount from Land-Surf.com, you can use commonly available, ultra-reliable, and relatively safe EGO® brand power tool batteries to now supplement the battery in your Onewheel+. These batteries, along with the EGO Rapid Charger, will open up a world of new locations you can now reach on your board. This upgrade works on V1 and Plus models only...XR is not supported.
While poor copies of this system are made by some other vendors (some using velcro straps and cables of dubious quality), no other mount system matches the quality, strength, and reliability of the Land-Surf Ranger™.
With a 2.5AH EGO battery, you double the range you get from the internal battery on the Onewheel+. It weighs nearly 3lbs.
With a 5AH EGO battery, you triple the range you get from the internal battery on the Onewheel+. It weighs 5lbs.
If you put a 7.5AH EGO battery on this mount in a backpack and run the cable down to your Onewheel+, you can potentially get 4x your normal range. Weighs around 6.5 lbs.
You cannot use any other battery with this system. Please do not try. The EGO batteries are the safest and most proven technology, and include over temp and over charge features to prevent major issues. The voltage matches almost exactly with the internal battery on the Onewheel+. The company that makes EGO products probably spent more on developing this battery technology than Future Motion has made. It's extremely well made, has protective plastic and rubber to prevent damage, and is widely available. And it has it's own 3-year warranty! You may already own some of the tools...we do, and they are incredible.
What happens in the app?
It functions as normal. Battery level and range should work like usual.
What about my warranty?
This setup does not void your warranty like the standard Parallel RANGER kit does, because you don't open the battery compartment...you are simply rtapping into the wires before they get to the control board, adding power. The board does not realize what's happening.
Anything else we should know?
The board's power switch will not operate correctly when the battery is on the mount and power is flowing from the EGO. The board will turn on as soon as it's connected. Therefore, turn on the board, then attach the EGO. To power down, remove the EGO, then turn off the board's power switch.
And as part of the "Open Range" program that this product enables, we are not only making it ourselves, but we also are offering the slightly older version of the .stl file (the mount model, sans locking feature) on thingiverse.com, as well as templates and instructions for how to make your own: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2949738
This is our gift to the Onewheel community. If you have a 3d printer and can solder like a champ, you can make your own. You can also purchase just the laser cut terminals if making your own. Contact us for details on that.
NOTE: WE DO NOT SELL THE EGO batteries or the rapid charger. You need to buy these on your own from Amazon, eBay, or Home Depot. If you buy your battery from an authorized reseller you will get the warranty for the battery. Buying on eBay does not usually come with a warranty.
Ranger Kits and made on demand, and take 9-10 hours to print each unit, and thus orders for Ranger kits have a one-week lead time. It may ship faster, but allow a week from the day of your order.
Included in the Ranger™ VNR (Vampire) kit :
- Urethane 3d-Printed Battery Mount with protective terminals cap. An indestructible rubber-type mount that will never break.
Laser cut, stainless steel terminals and high quality 12 and 14 gauge copper wire. The best interface to squeeze every last drop of power from the EGO batteries efficiently.
Stainless Steel mounting screws and special aluminum low-profile nuts. No rust or corrosion even in wet environments.
- 2 Silicone caps for XT60 connectors
Posi-taps included (these are the vampire "teeth")
- Detailed instructions with photos at every step.
- Peace of mind knowing you can go 2x to 3x your normal range!