VX-1 Stock Battery Replacement
I think the batteries in my VX-1 have finally croaked. They were a victim of some bad firmware a year or two back and haven't been the same since. I considered making a warranty claim, before the deadline, but the batteries weren't dead yet and I thought for sure there'd be new firmware to prevent the batteries from over-heating. But alas, didn't happen, batteries died anyway.
Now I'm thinking about replacing the battery pack with a STOCK NiMH battery pack. I'd love to have all the spare time some of you guys have to replace the pack with Li-chemistry batteries, but I'm done messing around with such things.
So, on to the questions.
Does anyone know the =actual= cost of replacing the battery pack with a stock battery pack? And does the current (whatever level it is ...) firmware treat the batteries with respect, or is it still screwy?
If you can't find a replacement nimh battery, I suggest shunting out the worst cells in your present battery
ride to red battery light
pull the battery apart, and shunt out any cell that is bulged or measures 0v, when you put a load on it (like a 12v car headlight across an 8 or 9 cell block)
I highly recommend loading The Laird's firmware
Or is it the case that there are no stock battery packs available?
You can buy a battery replacement from vectrix. Ask the price, and tell us if you are going to buy the replacement.
Tallgirl, I'm sorry for this misleading situation.
The should sell battery replacements at cost, like Govecs.
It's not fair to spend 6000 Dollars every 15.000-25.000km to keep going a Nimh vectrix.
Maybe call the Corp office ?
55 Samuel Barnet Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02745
for here in Massachusetts.
I am thinking that this company will go out of business again. If they can not fix the older scoots, why would someone want to buy a newer one ?
I am wondering if I want to go see them in New Bedford since I am in MA
Edit to add that it doesn't look like there is a dealer anywhere IN MA !!