Removing Your Old Box and Installing a New Box

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If you have received a battery box with a speed controller pre-installed in the mail, follow the directions below.

 

Before you begin make sure your ZBoard is off. The ZBoard is off when the side of the switch without the led is compressed.

 

Step 1: 

To remove the battery box you'll need the 1/8" allen and a 3/8" wrench. If you do not have a 3/8" wrench you can also use a set of pliers.

 

Step 2:

Slide an ~2 inch tall item such as a roll of tape or book underneath the battery box.

 

Step 3:

Remove the velcro handle cover. Put it to the side.

 

Step 4:

Use the allen and wrench to remove the six screws holding the box to the deck. Put these to the side.

 

Step 5:

Once all six screws are out, remove the item below the battery box and lower it down to the table below.

 

Step 6:

Slowly tilt back the deck, revealing the inside of the battery box and wiring.

 

Step 7:

Make sure your ZBoard is off. Detach the white battery connector.

 

Step 8:

Detach the black charge port connection.

 

Step 9: 

Remove white connector with black/red/white wiring. Grab from the wires and pull firmly. This wiring leads to the back LED.

 

Step 10:

Remove white connector with red/black wiring. Grab from the wires and pull firmly. This wiring leads to the front LED.

 

Step 11:

Remove white connector with green/red wiring. Grab from the wires and pull firmly. This wiring leads to the front footpad.

 

Step 12:

Remove white connector with white/red wiring. Grab from the wires and pull firmly. This wiring leads to the rear footpad.

 

Step 13:

Remove the red motor wire from the speed controller. Pull firmly. You may have to wiggle this connector. Be careful not to smear the white thermal paste on the heat sink.

 

Step 14:

Remove the black motor wire from the speed controller. Pull firmly. You may have to wiggle this connector. Be careful not to smear the white thermal paste on the heat sink.

 

Step 15:

Push black rubber motor wire grommet out the back of the box.

Pull motor wiring through the hole.

 

You have now successfully completely detached your battery box.

 

Step 16: 

Use the plastic cro-bar to remove your old battery. You'll want to sever the two sided tape that is underneath the battery and between the battery and the side wall. This process may take some force. Do not be worried that you are going to damage the battery. Even if you tear the blue casing, the battery will still perform.

 

Step 17:
Put the old battery box and speed controller to the side. If your new battery box shipment came with a return label, mail the old battery box back to us.

 

Step 18:

Your new battery box will have three pieces of two-sided tape installed. Use a pen or exacto knife to remove the red tape backing. 

 

Step 19:

Install your battery so that its bottom and sides are flush with the walls of the battery box. The foam should be pointed upwards and the connectors should be coming out of the battery in the middle of the box, leading towards the speed controller.

Follow the directions below if you have received a replacement speed controller. If you've received a new battery box with a speed controller installed, follow these directions.

 

Step 20:

Re-attach the battery wires. Do not connect the battery (the white connector). 

 

Note: if you have a SF Special or Pro Special, follow these directions.

 

Step 21:

If disconnected, re-connect the on/off switch. The on/off switch has blue/red/black wiring.

 

 

Step 22:

Thread the motor wire through the hole in the back of the battery box. Connect it to the speed controller. Make sure the connectors slide completely on to their terminals.


Step 23:
Re-secure the black grommet into the hole in the back of the battery box. It will be easier if you secure the bottom part first, then the top.

 

Step 24:

Re-attach the footpad and LED connectors. Make sure to put them in the correct order and to push them in until you hear a "click."

 

Step 25:

Re-attach the charge port connector (black) and battery connector (white).

 

At this point in time you can turn your ZBoard on and press the front footpad. Make sure the drive wheel is able to spin freely (or else your board may shoot off the table). If you don't see the drive wheel accelerating, check back to make sure you did not miss a step.

 

Step 26:

Slide a ~2 inch item (such as a book or roll of tape) underneath the battery box. Raising it up closer to the deck. Tilt the deck back over the battery box. Try to guide the wiring coming out of the foam into the gap between the battery and the side of the battery box.

 

Step 27:

Use a 1/8" allen and a 3/8" wrench to secure the battery box to the deck. We recommend using thermal lock on these screws.

 

Step 28:

Re-attach the handle cover

 

Step 29:

Go ride!

 

 

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