Video Tranceboard CARBON 33-6 | Electric Skateboard
TranceBoard CARBON 33-6 by Raldey | Electric Skateboard | Motors in wheels | Battery in the deck
Brandname: AquaVolta® Tranceboard 336 – Acceleration & braking by remote control | TRANCE-PORT-BOARD
A Hub-Motor (Motor IN-Wheel, IN-Wheel-Motor) powered electric skateboard represents the pinnacle of electric skateboard engineering for the ultimate in light weight performance. Especially when the battery pack is hidden in the deck, making the electric longboard appear like an ordinary longboard.
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Unpacking Tranceboard CARBON 33-6 | Electric Skateboard
Our Vision for the future transport in cities
Imagine, an extra skateboard lane in the city, and in the city centre no cars allowed. This is possible, as the bike lanes did not exist always.
The TranceBoard CARBON 33-6 electric skateboard or electric longboard is in our view really the currently most fun providing tool in the world.
Especially the possibility of braking and simultaneous charging of the integrated battery increases the safety and the driving experience many times.
There is simply nothing like it currently on the market.
The electric skateboard’s acceleration is controlled by a handheld wireless remote. To turn you use your body weight as you would a normal longboard skateboard.
Pairing the remote controller with the TranceBoard 33-6 Carbon Electric Skateboard
When you receive your TranceBoard 33-6 Carbon Electric Skateboard, the remote control is mostly paired with the electric carbon skateboard. Before each electric skateboard send out, the remote controller and the electric skateboard is paired for you in advance. But the global shipping can cause the remote controller and the skateboard to disconnected. So if you receive your new skateboard, don’t rush to ride it.
First, check if the remote controller is paired, then charge the TranceBoard 33-6 Carbon Electric Skateboard completely. This is very important in order to set the lifespan of the battery as high as possible right from the beginning. Also try to not discharge the battery completely. Once the battery power gets less, the skateboard will first start beeping one time, when you accelerate, then 2 times, then 3 times.
When you hear 4 times beeping, even without accelerating, its best to stop to use the electric mode. As you have nearly friction on the freewheeling Hub-Motor-Wheels (In-Wheel-Motors), you can ride home by “good old mechanical feet power”;-)
Following the steps to pair the remote controller with the TranceBoard 33-6 Carbon Electric Skateboard
- Turn on the board with the ON-OFF-Switch located at the bottom back side of the skateboard and keep pressing the power button for 5-6 seconds until power light keep blinking
- Then turn on the remote controller. It will make a beeping sound
- Insert a clip into the small hole at the backside of the remote controller and press it softly. You will feel a button inside.
- Once paired successfully, both, the TranceBoard 33-6 Carbon and the remote lights will keep flashing
The Motor-IN-Wheel (HUB) technology
The innovative Motor-IN-Wheel technology does not have a belt and runs almost without friction if not in use. It allows smooth acceleration with nearly no resistance of the wheels, this allows the TranceBoard CARBON 33-6 electric skateboard to glide like a traditional skateboard if you want.
Smooth, not abrupt braking
But also, if needed or wanted, you can brake or slow down smoothly thanks to the braking possibility of the remote controller. I can promise you, other electric skateboards brake mostly not smooth enough. Or the remote controller has only a short area of braking. That makes them dangerous, as you never now, when you ride in the street, and something unpredicted happens and you brake unconsciously, and you brake too fast. That means, the brakes will nearly fullstop in a short time and you can easily fall down. The smooth brakes of the TranceBoard Carbon electro-skateboard makes it therefore the safest skateboard in the world: On the one hand, you can use the motors to accelerate, and then you can carve without the use of the motor, just like with normal longboards. What a lot of fun!
Hub-Motor | The Motors are integrated in the wheels
9 Advantages of a Motor IN-Wheel skateboard
- Awsome and stealthy look: Electric driveline with motor including brake, battery and controls, all integrated and hidden in the electric skateboard. The aesthetics of the motor with the protection cover is sleek and amazing and most people will not even realize that your board is electric.
- Less drag so less friction: Because there are no belts, the power output of the motor is the power the wheels will receive. No gearing ratios through belts to slow down the motor’s rotation. 1500 Watt of maximum power output from each integrated motor in each wheel.
- Higher efficiency: Since there is less drag and friction, battery life and the skateboard’s range is extended.
- Longer coasting: The absence of drag makes the Hub Motor Electric Skateboard feel and ride like a normal longboard or skateboard. When you should run out of battery life, you can skate it home easily.
- Better startup: Again, because of no drag, the TranceBoard CARBON 33-7 can start from a standstill stop and go almost without experiencing clogging torque or shuddering starts, unlike belt-driven systems which needs a kick start every time before starting.
- Better braking: During braking in belt-driven systems, the small motor’s pulley is being forced to continue rotation by the big wheel’s pulley. This makes the braking less effective and it takes longer to brake.
- Less weight: Given these motors and trucks, the absence of motor mounts, belts and pulleys make the hub motors lighter.
- Less maintenance: A limited maintenance requirement and a minimum of moving parts – No motor mounts, belts and/or pulleys to replace or adjust.
- Ability to adjust deck height: The absence of these parts frees up a lot of space under the deck.
The Motor-IN-Wheel (MIW) is powerful and compact. Based on a compact Hub-motor the full power-train is located within the wheels
With this system every skateboarder can ride with freedom and almost no limitations. A real space and weight saver for electric skateboards and with the Dual-Motor-version it is an ideal solution for optimal weight distribution.
All-in-one: Traction and regenerative braking is included in the wheel.
The architecture of the Motor-IN-Wheel-drive is open to various requirements for torque, acceleration, speed and wheelbase. This power train immediately supports 1-wheel drive and also 2-wheel drive. The weight is light compared to ordinary electric skateboards and longboards, thanks to the integration of various components into the parts themselves. No battery, no motor in sight. People will not even realize that you are cruising on an electric skateboard, they will just wonder how you can ride so fast and so relaxed, unlike an ordinary skateboard.
What is an FOC-Controller?
Here is what Wikipedia says:
“Vector control, also called field-oriented control (FOC), is a variable-frequency drive (VFD) control method in which the stator currents of a three-phase AC electric motor are identified as two orthogonal components that can be visualized with a vector. One component defines the magnetic flux of the motor, the other the torque. The control system of the drive calculates the corresponding current component references from the flux and torque references given by the drive’s speed control. Typically proportional-integral (PI) controllers are used to keep the measured current components at their reference values.
The pulse-width modulation of the variable-frequency drive defines the transistor switching according to the stator voltage references that are the output of the PI current controllers. FOC is used to control AC synchronous and induction motors.
It was originally developed for high-performance motor applications that are required to operate smoothly over the full speed range, generate full torque at zero speed, and have high dynamic performance including fast acceleration and deceleration. However, it is becoming increasingly attractive for lower performance applications as well due to FOC’s motor size, cost and power consumption reduction superiority.
It is expected that with increasing computational power of the microprocessors it will eventually nearly universally displace single-variable scalar volts-per-Hertz (V/f) control.”
What features does an FOC-Controller has?
- Generates full torque at a very low speed, lower energy consumption with higher performance, increased efficiency by 5% to 8% compared with other type of controllers
- Longer riding distance with one single charge – the TranceBoard 33-6 rides up to 20 km far!! – And extended battery life, as the battery runs under smooth conditions with no excessive performance
- Better ability to climb hills, up to 20% is possible, when you have enough acceleration before the hill
- The used electric current is relatively low, its less than 9A
- Quiet motor makes your skateboard also more efficient and reliable, as defects don’t occur easily, the heating problem is effectively solved
- Small sized controller with high reliability
But What is the Difference Between FOC and VESC?
FOC-Controllers generate the highest torque at starting speeds with very low rounds per minute (RPM). The electric current is very low (less than 9A), extending the battery life and offering a far longer riding distance.
The Motor runs much more quiet and soft without any heating or loud motor sound issues.
This technology makes it possible, that the efficiency of the TranceBoard 33-6 Carbon Electric Skateboard is increased dramatically by 5%-8% than any other motor controller.
However, VESC-Controllers get the highest torque in a relative high speed, and the electric current is much larger than in FOC-Controllers, which can harm the skateboard battery and decrease its performance and efficiency.
But an FOC-Controller has also its disadvantages:
Braking is slightly softer (can be seen also as an advantage) and it does not bring the rider to a complete halt.
Honestly, I prefer, that my electric skateboard has a long life and does not heat up after 20 minutes fast riding and I enjoy it maybe more than 5 years before having to exchange the Hub Motor drive or the Controller. I always jump down when I arrive at my destination with full speed and break 5 meters before the arrival. Its so much fun!
Remote controller to switch to forward or backward, braking in both driving directions is possible
The electric skateboard’s acceleration is controlled by a wireless remote. To turn you use your body weight as you would a normal longboard skateboard. To slow down you push the trigger backwards on the handheld remote. The brake is firm when applied at medium to fast speeds and is very safe. The braking is softer at slow speeds and may not bring you to a complete halt. It has been designed to be as safe as possible For this reason, we can call the TranceBoard the safest Skateboard of the World. It should have been named Safeboard. Since other skateboards don’t stop in seconds when needed. That’s the most critical situation for a skateboarder, stopping in dangerous situations. Especially when you ride downhill.
11 things to consider when buying an electric skateboard
- Drive System: Belt-driven or Motor-IN-Wheel? As the new innovation is Motor-IN-Wheel (in-Wheel Motor), there is no need for the old belt-driven skateboards. The IN-Wheel also produces less drag and friction.
- Bearings: Electric skateboard producers are only using stainless steel bearings. We have not found one using ceramic bearings or at least ceramic ball bearings in stainless steel housing. With the first rainfall the bearings will start to rust, lowering the performance of the board.
- Batteries hidden in the deck or under the deck? Batteries under the deck can take up your time since you need to maintain the battery pack. It also changes the aesthetics of the whole board.
- Range: Consider what you’ll be using the board for. Carving? Fun? Commuting? Getting around on the weekends? All of them? Can you comfortably get there and back without worrying about mileage?
- Weight: If you run out of juice are you going to be able to carry or kick push it home?
- Performance: The difference in e-skateboards is akin to the differences between cars. You have boards that get you from A to B and then there are the ones that are a pure pleasure to ride. Look into the wheels and trucks and ask the question – how would this board perform without the electric setup? There’s a big difference between an off-the-shelf electric skateboard vs. a quality longboard with a IN-Wheel-Motor. The wheels are particularly crucial to the overall ride performance.
- Price: What are you getting for your money? Remember to compare apples and oranges: lithium batteries are more expensive than lead acid batteries; professional branded skate parts are more expensive and much better quality than off-the-shelf boards from the other side of the world; a longer range means a more expensive battery has been used. Who has made/assembled the electric skateboard? Is it off-the-shelf from China where cost is the bottom line, or has it been made by someone who is an eboard rider and passionate about performance and quality? There is a large gap in the electric skateboard market in terms of price, materials used and quality. Rule of thumb is ‘you get what you pay for’.
- Motor wattage: Don’t be fooled… a higher wattage motor does not always mean it has more torque or will be faster, this is often confused! Some companies advertise their maximum output wattage instead of their rated wattage (one company advertises their board as having a 400 watt motor when this is actually the maximum output and the rated output is only 150 watts). Gear ratios and motor controller parameters also affect torque in a huge way. By adjusting gear ratios on a motor it will affect torque and speed, just the same way a 10 speed racing bike does when you change gears for hills or flat riding. Check out videos and customer reviews to see if a board appears to have a decent amount of power. Also keep in mind though that the higher the motor wattage the louder it will be.
- Two Motors vs. one Motor: 2 motors does sound good, however there are also limitations with this. 2 wheel resistance from the motors will, though nearly unnoticed, affect the roll compared to 1 wheel resistance so this means the battery will be depleted faster. 2 motors also means double the noise compared to 1. 2 belts are needed to drive 2 motors so keep this in mind for future maintenance, especially with belt driven electric skateboards, and obviously there are 2 times as many potential problems that can occur in the electric setup. 1 wheel drive allows for better turning, rolling and sliding but it’s also less powerful.
- Spare parts and support: How long is the warranty? How often will you have to replace the belt and wheels or other parts and are they easily interchangeable? What is customer support like if ever there is an issue? This is hugely important as your board needs to stay on the road to be enjoyed.
- Return policy: Does the seller have a return policy with at least two weeks of free money back warranty if unsatisfied? You wouldn’t want to get short changed.
Unpacking TranceBoard CARBON 33-7 (7 kg Version from last year) | Electric Skateboard