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Thread: I-Glide battery charge, or Next, even Tailwind

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddog View Post
    It has been a long time since I looked at this but I think most of the wire connectors on the chair are blank, the positive and negative and I think that is all. The charger connector uses most if not all. The plug pins are labeled on the battery so it is easy to see what the chair needs and what the charger needs.
    Amazing, I never thought to look at the chair. My chair is only missing the thermister connection and it is *also* missing on the charger plug. Instead there is another connected to the ground wire, you've seen it. My charger only has the ground and two positives.

    I hope your chair configuration is not different than mine. I'll know soon enough, as soon as I get one of these lithiums up. I thought I had it once but that board blocked it or the pack was no good which seems doubtful.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Success, thank you maddog. I don't know why it works, I don't care. This is the third device I've removed the printed circuit board from and had a great outcome. The first was a second smartdrive I picked up cheap, the second was a bathchair that the batteries had corroded the board and now this. I used the same battery box that came with the chair since those were the worst batteries. This time without the battery box printed circuit board the chair performs like they advertise. A soft push translates as a tiny roll, but a good push and the chair moves out. It definitely works better.

    My battery packs that I bought might not be satisfactory though. I made a trip around the block and a side trip up a hill and the voltage dropped 0.8 volts overall. That pack is a test pack though. I need to start over with one of the good ones. What I like is that it fits inside the black box so I could swap a fresh one in anytime.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Glad you got it working.

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