Removing Your Old Box and Installing a New Box
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.
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.
Slide an ~2 inch tall item such as a roll of tape or book underneath the battery box.
Remove the velcro handle cover. Put it to the side.
Use the allen and wrench to remove the six screws holding the box to the deck. Put these to the side.
Once all six screws are out, remove the item below the battery box and lower it down to the table below.
Slowly tilt back the deck, revealing the inside of the battery box and wiring.
Make sure your ZBoard is off. Detach the white battery connector.
Detach the black charge port connection.
Remove white connector with black/red/white wiring. Grab from the wires and pull firmly. This wiring leads to the back LED.
Remove white connector with red/black wiring. Grab from the wires and pull firmly. This wiring leads to the front LED.
Remove white connector with green/red wiring. Grab from the wires and pull firmly. This wiring leads to the front footpad.
Remove white connector with white/red wiring. Grab from the wires and pull firmly. This wiring leads to the rear footpad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If disconnected, re-connect the on/off switch. The on/off switch has blue/red/black wiring.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Re-attach the handle cover