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* '''Predecessor:''' WowGo 2S
 
* '''Predecessor:''' WowGo 2S
 
* '''Inspired by:''' Boosted Plus and Boosted Stealth
 
* '''Inspired by:''' Boosted Plus and Boosted Stealth
* '''Colors:''' Orange and black
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* '''Colors:''' Orange and black models
 +
* '''Motor type:''' Rear direct drive hub-motors
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* '''Regenerative braking:''' Yes
 +
* '''Swappable wheels:''' Yes
 +
* '''Removable battery:''' Yes
 +
* '''Auto shut-down:''' Yes, 5 min after remote off
 +
* '''Ride backwards:''' Yes, all modes and speeds
 +
* '''Telemetry:''' Yes, on remote - battery, speed and distance
 
* '''Weatherproof:''' Basic waterproof treatment on inside and outside areas, controller emerged in silicone
 
* '''Weatherproof:''' Basic waterproof treatment on inside and outside areas, controller emerged in silicone
 
* '''Handle grip:''' No, can be added by request
 
* '''Handle grip:''' No, can be added by request
* '''Warranty:''' 180 days
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* '''Warranty:''' 180 days / 6 months
 
* '''Email:''' wowgoboard@gmail.com
 
* '''Email:''' wowgoboard@gmail.com
 
* '''After service:''' www.facebook.com/wowgoaftersale
 
* '''After service:''' www.facebook.com/wowgoaftersale
 
* '''Retail price:''' 6Ah 499.99USD / 8Ah 599.99USD
 
* '''Retail price:''' 6Ah 499.99USD / 8Ah 599.99USD
 
* '''Kit contents:'''  
 
* '''Kit contents:'''  
** 1x WowGo 3 assembled longboard
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** 1x WowGo 3 assembled electric longboard
 
** 1x Smart OLED wireless remote control
 
** 1x Smart OLED wireless remote control
** 1x replaceable PU tires
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** 2x Replaceable PU sleeve-tires
** 2x Extra Foam for you to do deck swap
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** 2x Extra Foam pieces for deck swap
** 1x Charger with adapter
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** 1x Lithium-ion 42v 2A charger
** 1x T-wrench tool for daily maintenance
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** 1x T-wrench and star-wrench tools
 
** 1x Wall mounting hook
 
** 1x Wall mounting hook
** 1x Rear red LED-light
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** 1x Rear red LED-light USB-rechargable
 +
** 5x Spare case screws
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** 5x Spare rear-hub plate screws
  
 
== Performance ==
 
== Performance ==
 
* '''Speed:'''
 
* '''Speed:'''
** Mode 1 - Slow mode: 0-20km/h / 0-12miles/h
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** Mode 1 - Slow mode: 0-20 km/h / 0-12 miles/h
** Mode 2 - Normal mode: 0-30km/h / 0-18miles/h
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** Mode 2 - Normal mode: 0-30 km/h / 0-18 miles/h
** Mode 3 - Fast mode: 0-39km/h / 0-24miles/h
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** Mode 3 - Fast mode: 0-39 km/h / 0-24 miles/h
** Turbo mode: 0-39km/h / 0-24miles/h - continuous
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** Turbo mode: 0-39 km/h / 0-24 miles/h - continuous
* '''Hill Climbing:''' 25-30%
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* '''Hill climbing:''' 25-30% / 18-27°
 +
* '''Consumption:'''
 +
** Flat: 9.0-11.4 Wh/km / 14.4-18.0 Wh/mile (batt./range=consumption)
 +
** Hills: 18 Wh/km / 28.8 Wh / mile
 
* '''Range:'''
 
* '''Range:'''
** 6.0Ah battery: 12-14 miles (19-22.5 km)
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** 216Wh (6.0Ah) battery: 19-22.5 km / 12-14 miles
** 8.0Ah battery: 17-20 miles (27-32 km)
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** 288Wh (8.0Ah) battery: 27-32 km / 17-20 miles
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* '''Charging time:'''
 +
** 216Wh (6.0Ah) battery: 3 hours (6Ah/2A=3h)
 +
** 288Wh (8.0Ah) battery: 4 hours (8Ah/2A=4h)
  
 
== Parts ==
 
== Parts ==
 
* '''Deck:''' 83% bamboo and 17% fiber glass layered deck, supreme elastic, comfortable to ride, very strong, can be jumped on it
 
* '''Deck:''' 83% bamboo and 17% fiber glass layered deck, supreme elastic, comfortable to ride, very strong, can be jumped on it
 
* '''Controller:''' WowGo HobbyWing ESC, new unique turbo mode, fast accelerate to 39km/h top speed, max power increase up to 55% on turbo mode, very smooth on accelerate and brake, water and dust resistance, no firmware upgrade ability
 
* '''Controller:''' WowGo HobbyWing ESC, new unique turbo mode, fast accelerate to 39km/h top speed, max power increase up to 55% on turbo mode, very smooth on accelerate and brake, water and dust resistance, no firmware upgrade ability
* '''Battery:''' Enclosed in front case by six screws, BMS built-in, XT60 connector, 10x3.6V 2x parallel, usable battery voltage 32V to 42V, 18650 cells, charging-port on front of battery case
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* '''Battery:''' Enclosed in front case by six screws, BMS built-in, XT60 connector, DC-jack charging port, 10x3.6V 2x parallel, usable battery voltage 32V to 42V, 18650/21700 cells, charging-port on front of battery case
** Cells: Samsung Lithium-ion 30Q cells 10S2P 6Ah 36V (216Wh) or Samsung Lithium-ion 40T cells 10S2P 8Ah 36V (288Wh) - quality cells
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** Cells: Samsung Lithium-ion 30Q 18650 cells 10S2P 6Ah 36V (216Wh) or Samsung Lithium-ion 40T 21700 cells 10S2P 8Ah 36V (288Wh) - quality cells
** Pack size: 140 x 104 x 40 mm
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** Pack size: 6Ah - 140 x 104 x 40 mm, 8Ah - 143 x 116 x 43 mm
 
** Battery assembler: Jingnoo New Energy Co., Ltd.
 
** Battery assembler: Jingnoo New Energy Co., Ltd.
 
** You can make your own DIY battery from individual cells, only need spot welder
 
** You can make your own DIY battery from individual cells, only need spot welder
* '''Charger:''' 100-220V AC input, 42V adapter
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* '''Charger:''' 100-220V AC input, 42V 2A adapter
* '''Motors:''' 2x Rear 36V hub-motors, nom. 250W, peak power 375~500W, interchangeable wheel sleeve by removing 6x screws
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* '''Motors:''' 2x Rear 36V hub-motors, nom. 250W, peak power 375~500W, MR30 3-pin connectors, 3x hall-effect sensors, interchangeable wheel sleeve by removing 6x screws
 
* '''Trucks:''' Fantastic carving experience, very flexible, stable on high speed
 
* '''Trucks:''' Fantastic carving experience, very flexible, stable on high speed
 
** Front: Paris 50° V2 truck - best selling longboard truck
 
** Front: Paris 50° V2 truck - best selling longboard truck
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* '''Max. load:''' 150 kg / 330 lbs, 120 kg / 265 lbs or lower recommended
 
* '''Max. load:''' 150 kg / 330 lbs, 120 kg / 265 lbs or lower recommended
 
* '''Board size:''' 965 x 230 x 140 mm / 38 x 9 x 5.5 inches
 
* '''Board size:''' 965 x 230 x 140 mm / 38 x 9 x 5.5 inches
* '''Ride height:''' x
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* '''Ride height:''' 130 mm
* '''Truck hanger width:''' x
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* '''Truck hanger width:''' 180 mm
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* '''Wheel side-to-side width:''' 280 mm
 
* '''Package size:''' 1030 x 300 x 160 mm / 40.6 x 11.8 x 6.3 inches
 
* '''Package size:''' 1030 x 300 x 160 mm / 40.6 x 11.8 x 6.3 inches
 
* '''Board weight:''' 7.8kg / 17.2 pounds
 
* '''Board weight:''' 7.8kg / 17.2 pounds
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== Setup ==
 
== Setup ==
 
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* '''Tighten all screws:'''
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** Go over the board with a screw driver and the T-wrench and tighten all the screw before the first ride
 
* '''Adjust steering sensitivity:'''
 
* '''Adjust steering sensitivity:'''
 
** Adjust the tightness of the nut at the front of the truck by using a T-wrench. Loosen the nut to make the steering flexible/easier or tightening the nut to make the board stiffer/stable
 
** Adjust the tightness of the nut at the front of the truck by using a T-wrench. Loosen the nut to make the steering flexible/easier or tightening the nut to make the board stiffer/stable
 +
** I had to adjust one turn firmer from the factory compression, 75 kg and fast rider
 
* '''Pair the remote to the board:'''
 
* '''Pair the remote to the board:'''
 
** Turn off the board and remote, long press the power button of the board and the remote at the same time for more than 5 seconds, when the remote vibrates it is paired!
 
** Turn off the board and remote, long press the power button of the board and the remote at the same time for more than 5 seconds, when the remote vibrates it is paired!
 
* '''Re-set the remote from kilometres to miles:'''
 
* '''Re-set the remote from kilometres to miles:'''
 
** Re-pair the remote to the board and then you will see the option (km or miles), double-click the power button on the remote to confirm the selection
 
** Re-pair the remote to the board and then you will see the option (km or miles), double-click the power button on the remote to confirm the selection
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* '''Wobbly board while riding:'''
 +
** Tighten both trucks with the T-wrench to make it more rigid and stable, but not too tight
 +
 +
== Operation ==
 +
* '''Power up:'''
 +
** Press the board power button for 2 seconds and the remote for 2 seconds, either order will work, a vibration will confirm successful connection
 +
* '''Change mode of operation:'''
 +
** Press the remote power button and a vibration will confirm the change of mode, also the display will show the new mode, 1 to 3, and T, then loop
 +
* '''Change motor direction:'''
 +
** Quick double-tap of the remote power button and a vibration will confirm the change of motor direction, the arrows on the remote display will also show the direction
 +
 +
== Upgrades ==
 +
* Softer wheels
 +
* Carrying handle - cut 10 x 2.8 cm slot
 +
* Softer or harder Venom or Orangatang Nipples bushings 83A 90A 96A 100A depending on preference
 +
* Paint inner motor parts black
 +
* Front light
 +
 +
== Issues ==
 +
 +
* Rattling from the rear hub-motors
 +
** The sleeve has a small gap when fitted over the motor casing, try rotating or switching over the sleeves from one motor to the other, or add a piece of electrical tape to narrow the gap
 +
** The thickness is also less on a hub-motor, so there will be limited vibration damping and thus decreased friction between the sleeve and surface
  
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
* [https://skatemetric.com/index.php/visualize-and-compare/ Skatemetric WowGo 3]
 
* [https://skatemetric.com/index.php/visualize-and-compare/ Skatemetric WowGo 3]
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* [https://www.electricskateboardhq.com/wowgo-3-review-its-butter/ Wowgo 3 Review – It’s Butter]

Revision as of 19:45, 10 July 2020

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The WowGo 3 is a flexible carving 38-inch longboard with powerful rear hub motors. It features genuine Paris front truck and copy rear truck. Silent ride on a smooth surface. It goes all the way up to 39 km/h with turbo mode with consistent torque. Samsung cells provide massive current and can handle huge loads with minimal voltage sage.

Specifications

  • Company: WowGo Board Ltd., Jiaanda Building, Dalang Street, Longhua District, Shenzhen,China
  • Released: April 2019
  • Model: WOWGO-3-OR, WOWGO-3-BK
  • Predecessor: WowGo 2S
  • Inspired by: Boosted Plus and Boosted Stealth
  • Colors: Orange and black models
  • Motor type: Rear direct drive hub-motors
  • Regenerative braking: Yes
  • Swappable wheels: Yes
  • Removable battery: Yes
  • Auto shut-down: Yes, 5 min after remote off
  • Ride backwards: Yes, all modes and speeds
  • Telemetry: Yes, on remote - battery, speed and distance
  • Weatherproof: Basic waterproof treatment on inside and outside areas, controller emerged in silicone
  • Handle grip: No, can be added by request
  • Warranty: 180 days / 6 months
  • Email: wowgoboard@gmail.com
  • After service: www.facebook.com/wowgoaftersale
  • Retail price: 6Ah 499.99USD / 8Ah 599.99USD
  • Kit contents:
    • 1x WowGo 3 assembled electric longboard
    • 1x Smart OLED wireless remote control
    • 2x Replaceable PU sleeve-tires
    • 2x Extra Foam pieces for deck swap
    • 1x Lithium-ion 42v 2A charger
    • 1x T-wrench and star-wrench tools
    • 1x Wall mounting hook
    • 1x Rear red LED-light USB-rechargable
    • 5x Spare case screws
    • 5x Spare rear-hub plate screws

Performance

  • Speed:
    • Mode 1 - Slow mode: 0-20 km/h / 0-12 miles/h
    • Mode 2 - Normal mode: 0-30 km/h / 0-18 miles/h
    • Mode 3 - Fast mode: 0-39 km/h / 0-24 miles/h
    • Turbo mode: 0-39 km/h / 0-24 miles/h - continuous
  • Hill climbing: 25-30% / 18-27°
  • Consumption:
    • Flat: 9.0-11.4 Wh/km / 14.4-18.0 Wh/mile (batt./range=consumption)
    • Hills: 18 Wh/km / 28.8 Wh / mile
  • Range:
    • 216Wh (6.0Ah) battery: 19-22.5 km / 12-14 miles
    • 288Wh (8.0Ah) battery: 27-32 km / 17-20 miles
  • Charging time:
    • 216Wh (6.0Ah) battery: 3 hours (6Ah/2A=3h)
    • 288Wh (8.0Ah) battery: 4 hours (8Ah/2A=4h)

Parts

  • Deck: 83% bamboo and 17% fiber glass layered deck, supreme elastic, comfortable to ride, very strong, can be jumped on it
  • Controller: WowGo HobbyWing ESC, new unique turbo mode, fast accelerate to 39km/h top speed, max power increase up to 55% on turbo mode, very smooth on accelerate and brake, water and dust resistance, no firmware upgrade ability
  • Battery: Enclosed in front case by six screws, BMS built-in, XT60 connector, DC-jack charging port, 10x3.6V 2x parallel, usable battery voltage 32V to 42V, 18650/21700 cells, charging-port on front of battery case
    • Cells: Samsung Lithium-ion 30Q 18650 cells 10S2P 6Ah 36V (216Wh) or Samsung Lithium-ion 40T 21700 cells 10S2P 8Ah 36V (288Wh) - quality cells
    • Pack size: 6Ah - 140 x 104 x 40 mm, 8Ah - 143 x 116 x 43 mm
    • Battery assembler: Jingnoo New Energy Co., Ltd.
    • You can make your own DIY battery from individual cells, only need spot welder
  • Charger: 100-220V AC input, 42V 2A adapter
  • Motors: 2x Rear 36V hub-motors, nom. 250W, peak power 375~500W, MR30 3-pin connectors, 3x hall-effect sensors, interchangeable wheel sleeve by removing 6x screws
  • Trucks: Fantastic carving experience, very flexible, stable on high speed
    • Front: Paris 50° V2 truck - best selling longboard truck
    • Rear: WowGo 3 design, inspired by Paris V2 truck
  • Bushings: 4x Paris 90A barrel bushings - pair on each truck
    • Upgrade: 83A 90A 96A 100A bushings - from soft to rigid
  • Wheels:
    • Front: PU 90x62mm 78A soft, Abec 11 flywheels core [1], suspension design in structure, shock absorption, comfortable to ride, stable at high speed and better grip, reflective printing on the wheel in the dark, wearable and durable
    • Rear: PU 90x62mm 78A soft layer over hub sleeve, interchangeable, harder feel than front wheels since less thickness
  • Bearings: 8x Zealous brand green bearings, all over, high precision, high quality, low resistance and no noise, less resistance get extra range
  • Remote: Ergonomic grip, power/configuration-button, wheel control(forward/brake), small OLED-display, USB-C port, user friendly design, 0.5 hours charging, 2.4G RF Technology
    • Display data: Power-on WowGo logo, board and battery battery level, speed indicator, ride mode, motor rotation direction, trip distance, total distance traveled/odometer
  • Grip tape: Classic WowGo design
    • Upgrade: Better quality grip tape
  • Case: Reinforced light and strong plastic, small size, make board look more simple and decent, effective structure design for ESC cooling

Dimensions

  • Max. load: 150 kg / 330 lbs, 120 kg / 265 lbs or lower recommended
  • Board size: 965 x 230 x 140 mm / 38 x 9 x 5.5 inches
  • Ride height: 130 mm
  • Truck hanger width: 180 mm
  • Wheel side-to-side width: 280 mm
  • Package size: 1030 x 300 x 160 mm / 40.6 x 11.8 x 6.3 inches
  • Board weight: 7.8kg / 17.2 pounds
  • Package weight: 10.3 kg / 22.7 pounds

Setup

  • Tighten all screws:
    • Go over the board with a screw driver and the T-wrench and tighten all the screw before the first ride
  • Adjust steering sensitivity:
    • Adjust the tightness of the nut at the front of the truck by using a T-wrench. Loosen the nut to make the steering flexible/easier or tightening the nut to make the board stiffer/stable
    • I had to adjust one turn firmer from the factory compression, 75 kg and fast rider
  • Pair the remote to the board:
    • Turn off the board and remote, long press the power button of the board and the remote at the same time for more than 5 seconds, when the remote vibrates it is paired!
  • Re-set the remote from kilometres to miles:
    • Re-pair the remote to the board and then you will see the option (km or miles), double-click the power button on the remote to confirm the selection
  • Wobbly board while riding:
    • Tighten both trucks with the T-wrench to make it more rigid and stable, but not too tight

Operation

  • Power up:
    • Press the board power button for 2 seconds and the remote for 2 seconds, either order will work, a vibration will confirm successful connection
  • Change mode of operation:
    • Press the remote power button and a vibration will confirm the change of mode, also the display will show the new mode, 1 to 3, and T, then loop
  • Change motor direction:
    • Quick double-tap of the remote power button and a vibration will confirm the change of motor direction, the arrows on the remote display will also show the direction

Upgrades

  • Softer wheels
  • Carrying handle - cut 10 x 2.8 cm slot
  • Softer or harder Venom or Orangatang Nipples bushings 83A 90A 96A 100A depending on preference
  • Paint inner motor parts black
  • Front light

Issues

  • Rattling from the rear hub-motors
    • The sleeve has a small gap when fitted over the motor casing, try rotating or switching over the sleeves from one motor to the other, or add a piece of electrical tape to narrow the gap
    • The thickness is also less on a hub-motor, so there will be limited vibration damping and thus decreased friction between the sleeve and surface

Gallery

References