Proposal Type:

  • small


Hoverboard Battery

Submission Date:


Current Status:

Awaiting Approval


Russell C


The long-term-loaned hoverboard has become unreliable and regularly and randomly powers down and you fall on your arse.

The battery pack has been taken apart and despite being fitted with a balancing battery management board the individual cells are at hugely varying voltages indicating it needs replacement as a whole unit.
Because an individual cell is becoming discharged causing the protection circuit to trigger rather than the battery pack slowley discharging there is no low battery warning beep before the hoverboard powers down.

For information,

Cell 1 Cell 2 Cell 3 Cell 4 Cell 5 Cell 6 Cell 7 Cell 8 Cell 9 Cell 10
3.72V 4.08V 4.09V 4.10V 4.11V 3.61V 4.09V 4.11V 4.10V 4.10V

Battery Specification:
18650 cells
10S2P configuration. ie 10 Series, 2 Parallel.
Nominal Voltage 36V
Capacity 158Wh
Built in battery protection.

A UK supplier will be used who claims the battery is made from branded cells.
Because of the volatile nature of battery prices the proposal has been written without a specific supplier in mind to allow flexibility after approval

Old battery being investigated.

Proposed Purchase:

Hoverboard battery which will be in the long term loaned hoverboard.

Proposed Installation:

Existing hoverboard.



Funding source/model:

Full funded by Hackspace

Resources depended upon:



Committee Sanity Check:

A majority committee vote is needed for all proposals.

  1. Russell C
  2. Felix H
  3. Nick G


  • A small proposal needs 5 member votes.
  1. Alex Rowe
  2. Ross Mowat
  3. Johnny T
  4. Nic M
  5. Russell D
+ John D

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  • Last modified: 9 months ago
  • by russell