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# 173819 7-Jun-2015 20:28
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So I bought a long bought not long ago, an electric one. It is a hell of a lot of fun and I've been really enjoying it - but I have noticed that the remote appears to be cutting out. (or at least the connection to the board...)
I've narrowed it down to it losing signal of sorts to the chip inside the board. I'm able to replicate the issue I'm having by covering the chip with my hand.

My question is, is there any way I can somehow amplify it's ability to receive easily? It has an external antenna plugged in, but it appears that only goes so far, and despite it being plugged in, I can still hamper the signal by covering the actual PCB.


I guess the other question here is, is it possible the actual chip itself is faulty? The remote it never more than a meter or so away from the board (I'm riding it, duh!), so just considering my options.

I've emailed the supplier to ask some questions about what to do next for trouble shooting... I've had other issues with this board upon arrival, so I'm just wondering if it's a bit of a lemon all round..





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  # 1325675 16-Jun-2015 11:41
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Using regular batteries (1.5V) in the remote unit rather than rechargables (1.2V), assuming it's using AA's, would give it a little more power and may help.

Sorry if that's not relevant.







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  # 1373294 24-Aug-2015 18:45
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stevenz: Using regular batteries (1.5V) in the remote unit rather than rechargables (1.2V), assuming it's using AA's, would give it a little more power and may help.

Sorry if that's not relevant.



Sorry mate, didn't see your reply until now.

So it turns out, the issue was the charger for the longboard- hows that for confusion.
The board would "Charge" and the charger would turn off and give the green light, but somehow the connection to the remote was affected by it.
The charger then started playing up not long afterwards, cutting out completely and the charger turning off (as though it has blown a fuse, but would turn itself back on).

Once that was replaced, everything has been gravy. 

The remote seems to be using a small Li-po battery too, so unfortunately swapping out for standard batteries was not an option :(







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