Buying & Owning
The Segway PT has been designed to be extremely durable. Mechanical and electrical systems are solid state. The motors are brushless servomotors, so there are no moving parts that can wear out. Any moving parts were designed for longevity. Parts are modular, so if any wear out or break, they can be easily replaced.
Segway PTs are battery-powered. You can charge your Segway PT from household current at a standard outlet. It takes 8 to 10 hours to charge an empty battery fully.
Yes, a Segway PT can be charged while driving in your car or boat by using a suitable DC to AC power inverter. Each Segway PT typically consumes approximately 140 Watts of power while charging. However, due to charger startup requirements, we recommend that inverters have a power capacity of at least 35r0 watts for each Segway PT being charged. Power inverters that produce either square or sinusoid waveform output are suitable for charging the Segway PT.
Yes. Every Segway PT is designed to work anywhere people walk. In order to support indoor operation, the tires are non-marring. The Segway PT is narrower than a standard doorway and is clean and quiet. There are zero emissions.
Each Segway PT is equipped with two operational settings: “beginner” or “turtle” mode and “standard” mode. The beginner setting is set to 6 mph/13 kph and the standard setting is set to travel up to 12.5 mph/20 kph: roughly equivalent to a 5-minute mile.
On a single charge the PT can support up to 24 miles (38 km) of travel. Keep in mind that travel distances are dependent on payload, riding style, and terrain. In addition, batteries will recharge when traveling down hills.
Segway PTs are assembled in a facility in Bedford, NH.
TOURS & RENTALS
Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes—not heels, sandals, or flip flops. It’s good to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and water. It can often be chilly by the beach even in the summer, so have a light jacket or sweater.
Heavy rain cancels a tour or rental. Contact us to find out more.
SANTA MONICA / VENICE BEACH TOURS and Segway RENTAL:
Meet at our store at 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Park in the City parking garage one street east of us on 2nd St between Broadway and Santa Monica. The first 3 hours is $3.10. Each additional 30 minutes is $1.85 with a daily max of $17.50. There is also valet parking underground in our building for approx $17 for the day.
LONG BEACH TOUR:
MEET at the Pierpoint Landing parking lot, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. Park in the same lot. Fees are $2 per hour with a max of $12.
SAN PEDRO TOUR:
Meet at the Ports O’ Call parking lot, 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro, CA 90731. The tour meets across the lot opposite the Ports O’Call Restaurant. Parking is free.
SAN PEDRO: Several bus lines run within half a mile of our meeting point. Check LA Metro [http://www.metro.net]
You must be a minimum of 12 years old and weigh at least 100 lbs (45 kg). If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must sign a liability release and accompany you on the rental or tour.
After receiving a training session, almost anyone can ride the Segway PT. No special skills are required. The rider must be able to step on and off the Segway PT without assistance—similar to climbing or going down stairs without using a handrail. The rider must also weigh between 100 and 250 lbs.
The utmost care and research have gone into ensuring the Segway PT is safe. It has redundant systems and sophisticated alerts built into its design and many thousands of hours of use have demonstrated that the Segway PT is safe when used appropriately. It is important that riders understand their responsibility to ride safely. Proper skill level and understanding of the Segway PT prevents injuries caused by loss of control or misuse. Keep in mind that the Segway PT has not been designed, tested, or approved as a medical device.
The Segway PT is designed to operate any place you can safely walk. It can transport you over any surface where wheels can gain traction, such as roads, sidewalks, grass, and dirt. You can take the Segway PT any place where you are allowed to walk, private property excluded. In California, the state passed a law to classify the Segway PT as a pedestrian. Please note that the Third Street Promenade is closed to Segway riders as is the Santa Monica Pier and private property such as Santa Monica Place.
When you rent a Segway from us or go on a tour, we require that you wear a helmet.
The Segway PT can travel up to 24 miles on a single charge depending on riding conditions.
We run an authorization on your credit card in an amount up to the total due.