Would you like your hoverboard to serve you well for a long time? Then you should also load it properly. The life of the battery and its trouble-free operation depends entirely on how you charge it.
Buying a hoverboard and driving it with pleasure, isn’t that what you dreamed of? Then it makes sense to follow our tips.
As you know, one charge is enough for 20 kilometers. At least that’s what the manufacturers claim. In practice, however, it depends on several factors: speed, rider weight, weather, and road surface. As a result, good weather (no rain or snow) and good road conditions are good prerequisites for driving for as long as possible. And vice versa, a journey through pits, potholes, frost, and a driver’s weight of more than 80 kg can be significantly shorter.
In order to ensure that your device does not come to a standstill far away from an outlet, it is important to keep an eye on the status of the charge and to take timely action if it drops. You can tell whether and how fully your hoverboard is charged from the LED display. Green means that your charge status is good and that you can continue your journey without hesitation.
Red means it’s time to charge. Sometimes the red light is paired together with an acoustic signal. This indicates that the remaining energy is only 10% and it is necessary to take measures: Switch off your hoverboard and go to the next charging point (socket). In such a case, you should interrupt your journey to recharge, otherwise your hoverboard will automatically block you from continuing your journey.
After a full charge, you can then continue your journey. Switch off your hoverboard and go to the next charging point (socket). In such a case, you should interrupt your journey to recharge, otherwise your hoverboard will automatically block you from continuing your journey. After a full charge, you can then continue your journey. Switch off your hoverboard and go to the next charging point (socket). In such a case, you should interrupt your journey to recharge, otherwise your hoverboard will automatically block you from continuing your journey. After a full charge, you can then continue your journey.
How long does it take to charge a hoverboard?
The batteries are charged in a maximum of 3 hours. Under no circumstances should you charge the battery for longer, otherwise it could burn!
Good boards have a warning tone and a fairly accurate LED battery indicator!
The warning tone sounds, for example, when the battery is discharged too quickly (uphill or downhill driving too long), the battery is weak, the battery is driving too fast …
How to safely charge a hoverboard?
- Always use the original charger;
- Check the charging plug and connection before charging. They must be clean and dry;
- First plug the charger into the socket, wait for the green light, only then connect your hoverboard;
- Keep an eye on the loading time. 40 minutes are enough to ensure a full charge. Under no circumstances should you charge your hoverboard for more than 3 hours. This reduces the battery life and can even lead to a fire on cheaper models.
- Do not interrupt the charging process or move the hoverboard while charging;
- You should charge your hoverboard at least once every two weeks – even when you’re not using it. This will extend the life of the battery;
- You should stop the charging process if unpleasant smells arise during charging, the hoverboard becomes very hot or liquid leaks from the battery. In this case, contact the service center immediately.
Should I charge my hoverboard every day?
The frequency of charge depends on the usage. You should charge your hoverboard at least once every two weeks – even when you’re not using it. This will extend the life of the battery;
Can you leave a hoverboard charging overnight?
Never charge the battery unattended or overnight! As soon as the display of the charging cable lights up green, disconnect the device from the power! The charging process takes a maximum of 3 hours. Please note the information provided by the manufacturer!
How do you know if your hoverboard battery is running low?
All good hoverboards show the battery level with light diodes in the middle of the treads. They also make themselves noticeable by loud beeping noises when the battery is running low.
Please take these warnings seriously and charge the hoverboard. If the battery is weak, the hoverboard no longer reacts optimally, which can lead to falls.
How does a hoverboard work? Why don’t I fall over
Basically, the functionality of a hoverboard is based on Segway technology. It is a self-balancing one-person vehicle that accelerates, brakes, steers, and can even be driven backward by shifting the driver’s weight. Each hoverboard has two-foot rests (treads) above the axis, which you have to load as centered as possible and evenly.
The activated hoverboard balances you with the built-in gyroscope and can be driven from both sides. So there is no forward or backward. An electric motor is built into each wheel of the fishing board (as it is also often called). Rapid ascent at takeoff, therefore, prevents rotation around its own axis.
Driving by shifting your weight
The built-in sensors in the treads react to your body movements and start driving as soon as you bend your upper body slightly forward. You can also steer by shifting your weight in the desired direction. To brake or to stand still, bend your body slightly backward.
Only get off to the rear!
As soon as the hoverboard has come to a standstill, you quickly descend to the rear. This is very important!
If you step forward from the hoverboard, the hoverboard accelerates due to the one-sided foot pressure and you could fall or injure yourself on the spinning hoverboard.