Removing and Installing Your Battery

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Follow the directions below to remove and later install your battery.


First, make sure you ZBoard is in the off position.


Step 1:

Remove your battery box following these directions.


Make sure both the battery (white connector) and charge port (black connector) are disconnected.


Step 2: 

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 3:
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 4:

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 5:

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 6:

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 7:

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



Step 8

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 9:
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 10:

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 11:

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 12:

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 13:

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 14:

Re-attach the handle cover


Step 15:

Go ride!



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