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Ninebot Max - SNSC 2.x series

The Ninebot Max is little less popular scooter.
The same rough design is carried over the whole line, the scooter always including a mechanical front brake and electrical rear brake.

Characteristics & identification

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Scooter modelMaxMax LiteSNSC2.xES4 (for comparison)
Max speed20/25/30km/h30km/h20/25 km/h30km/h
Battery (Wh)551367551374
Ramovable battery No Varies Only external
3-pin charging connector Yes No Yes No
Voltage 36-42V
Net weight19kg17.5kg19kg14kg
Charging time (hrs)66.567
Power (nominal) 350 300
Power (peak) 700 800
Motor type Rear Hub Front Hub
Max angle (%) 20 15
Brakes Electrical rear Drum front Electrical front brake Mechanical rear foot brake
Braking distance (20km/h) 2 meters 4 meters
Shock absorption N/A Varies Front Rear
Front Tire (inch) 10 Pneumatic 8 Solid
Rear Tire (inch) 10 Pneumatic 7.5 Solid
Max payload 100kg
App/Bluetooth Yes Varies Yes
LED screen Yes Varies Yes
Visibility Headlight Rear light
Underglow lights No Yes
Dimension (LxWxH)
Unfolded: 112 x 47 x 120 cm

Folded: 112 x 47 x 53 cm

Unfolded: 112 x 47 x 120 cm

Folded: N/A
Unfolded: 102 x 43 x 113 cm

Folded: 113 x 43 x 40 cm
Water Resistance (IP) 54


Ninebot Max and SNSC2.X scooters are supported by many apps and developers and are as popular in the hacking scene as Xiaomi scooters (they use a very similar protocol).

Serial number anatomy

We also have battery SN anatomy, available here (click)

Visual diagram

The ESC serial number consists of 14 characters

Example serial number: N4GSD1939C0123

Black - Product identifier

Orange- Product version (SN prefix)

Gray - Manufacturing line at the factory

Purple- Year of production

Green- Week of production

Red- Product revision

Blue - Serial number unique for every unit made in each week

Product identifiers

  • N4G represents a consumer version of the scooter(G30/D/P/LP)
  • N4L represents a rental version of the scooter(SNSC2.0)
  • N4Z represents a rental version of the scooter with removable battery (SNSC2.3)

Product versions (SN prefixes)

  • S is limited to 30 km/h
  • C is limited to 25 km/h
  • E is limited to 20 km/h
  • N is a Ninebot Max Lite serial prefix, limited to 30 km/h

Known rental SN prefixes & mfg lines

  • YL - Lyft
  • FC - Circ
  • PL - Spin
  • AK - Voi
  • HD - Voi
  • AB - Scoot911
  • BG - Bolt (Taxify)
  • AC - Qick
  • UD - Bolt (Taxify)

Golden serial number

If you change your serial number to N4GSD1111Cxxxx (replace x-es with your current SN's numbers) and restart the scooter, it will unlock the full potential of the stock firmware.

Identifying motor version

Find your motor's serial number printed on the side of the motor.

  • If the motor SN starts with a 6, then it's the older version, which will slow down below 70% battery.
  • If the motor SN starts with a 9, then it's the newer version, which will retain it's 30 km/h vmax until the battery level drops below 10%
  • If the motor SN starts with a 5, then it's a rental version. Most of them behave like the older generation.

nbmax.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/03 22:29 by foxmaster