Got a Benchwheel about a month ago, it’s been working great up until now but I’m running into some issues, mainly going uphill.
For the most part, it’s great on a flat surface.
I’m using the board to travel the last mile to work, which includes a pretty steep incline.
Originally, this board hit that hill with no issues. Now, after putting roughly 30 miles on the board, it’s failing up the hill.
So, the question is, what part is failing?
- Has the battery capacity diminished?
- One or both motors faulty?
- Does the ESC somehow lose their capability after some use?
When I test the board flipped upside down, both wheels turn but the left one is slightly “slower?” As in, when I give it full throttle and let go, the left wheel / motor comes to a stop first and the right wheel / motor seems to coast a bit longer.
Any insight would be appreciated.
Already referenced these posts:
I should note, I know building a custom board with legit parts is the best way to go. I get that. I just needed a board right away and didn’t have the luxury of building-failing-redesigning-rebuilding a board.