Battery removal

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Here is what I found to be the most secure way of air travel with the OW. Remarks at the end.

This guide applies to both the original Onewheel and Onewheel+.

Credit: Renato R.


Onewheel Battery Removal 01.png Begin by removing the rear foot plate above the battery.

Onewheel Battery Removal 02.png Then the bumper.

Onewheel Battery Removal 03.png Remove both cable retainers.

Onewheel Battery Removal 04.png Remove the connectors cover.

Onewheel Battery Removal 05.png Unlock the battery cable connector.

Onewheel Battery Removal 06.png Its the white tab, then press down the small black one and pull the whole connector. Do not touch the other connectors. If you do not press down the small black lid while pulling the connector, you will brake it. If you do, don't panic, just find the broken piece and throw it away, its pretty useless for us.

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Onewheel Battery Removal 08.png Remove the two wheel screws from both rails.

Onewheel Battery Removal 09.png And free the cable out of it.

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Onewheel Battery Removal 12.png Slide the battery out.

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Onewheel Battery Removal 14.png Cover the connector with duct tape or electrical tape. I recommend you buy a Lithium battery pouch. The battery MUST be on Carry On luggage.

Onewheel Battery Removal 15.png Replace the wheel and tighten the screws.

Onewheel Battery Removal 16.png There are two sizes on the original OW, long on top, short on bottom. On the OW+, small screws are for underside of rails, medium screws are for top of footpad, and long screws are for the skid plates.

Onewheel Battery Removal 17.png Don't forget to pack the tools needed to reassemble the battery!


REMARKS:

  1. Don't mention anything about the purpose of the battery.
  2. Print and take the second page of this PDF on you carry on luggage: FAA - Batteries Carried by Airline Passengers
  3. Place a printed page together with the board stating that the battery has been removed and shipped separately.