Hoverboards are gaining popularity, especially among young riders. The reasons are excitement, comfort, safety, and the economy this brings to life.
Like every ride, it has its own maintenance and driving problem and comforts.
The most common problems are related with the charging. Charging is something you need to do regularly in order to use your hoverboard continuously. Here we have covered the most frequent questions asked about the Hoverboard charging. While addressing these issues we have tried to clear the common misconception about the charging.
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The First-Ever Charging
Should I tell you something you already know, this can’t be used without charging and we have to do it again and again. Let’s charge it! Conventionally charging plug is located with the on/off button. If you want to see the charging progress then turn on the hoverboard. Otherwise, it is recommended to turn off the hoverboard while charging the indicator on the hoverboard mostly in the form of red and green light will tell you if it is still charging or the battery is fully charged.
Red light usually means that the charging is in the process while the green means that you are ready to go as the battery is fully charged. Orange light tells about the physical health of the battery. When we quote physical health it means the ability of the battery to store charging.
The Technical Description of the Charging Process
This technical description in a very simple manner explains well to yo that the charger is the important component without an appropriate charger the device may burn out, charging may take too long or the charging may not happen at all.
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Choosing the Best Charger
The best charger for the hoverboard to charge is the ones that come along the hoverboard. In case if it is lost or broken you need a new charger. Buy it as per the specification of the original charger means the output and input should be the same. Don’t be fooled by the videos on youtube and the article describing that you can charge your hoverboard without the charger.
How Long does it take to charge the hoverboard
This entirely depends on the brand of the hoverboard that how long will it take to charge. The best hoverboards are those that charge in less time but give the ride for a longer period of time. Usually, the best brands charge approximately two hours and the industry average is three hours. Some hoverboards depending on the size, battery quality, and manufacturing quality will give the riding time of as long as six hours. Apart from this, the hoverboards with big batteries will take longer to charge and the hoverboards with relatively small batteries will take less time.
Over Charging of Hoverboards
Overnight Charging of the Hoverboard
Is this safe to charge the hoverboard overnight? Another common question asked by the multiple users. As per recommendation, this will overcharge the battery. The maximum time needed to charge a hoverboard is 6 hours while most of the hoverboards charged under three hours. So this will definitely overcharge the battery.
Riding time after a full battery charging
Good quality or top brand hoverboards provide more riding time in comparison to inferior quality hoverboards. The riding time varies between 2 to 6 hours, with rising quality the riding time increases and the charging time decreases
Minimum riding time provided by some inferior quality hoverboards after full charging is 2 hours and the maximum time is six hours.
Low Battery Use Consequences
Never use the hoverboard after low battery alert you may get injured due to the sudden stop of the hoverboard. Although some hoverboards give the beep of the low battery relatively early and you may ride on the hoverboard for quite some time if needed.
Does Charging Extends The Battery Life
Charging in a proper and appropriate manner can extend your battery life and saves money for you. The first tip is whenever the battery dies plugin the charger and don’t put it off until the battery charges fully. The second is to check the battery from time to time if you put the board in storage and not using it. At least every ninety days. The recommendations are to plug it in and wait till the battery shows a full sing again.
Charging without a charger
Someone asks me a crazy question that how can he charge his hoverboard without a charger. In fact not one but many people ask this same question again and again.
You may find three or four videos on the internet about charging the hoverboard by moving it with your hand for ten minutes and it will charge. A number of sights reported this too that it is possible to charge the hoverboard in this manner without a charger.
Let me tell you straight this will not work it is entirely not possible to charge the hoverboard without charger and power source. The website who reported this way of charging is reported it with the reference of some anonymous users not by any authentic source.
Charging with a laptop/computer charger
In case you have lost your charger and this is not possible for you to buy a new one at this instance of time. In this case, you may charge your hoverboard with the computer. laptop charger as described on many websites on the net/ the thongs to consider is first the charger port and the hoverboard port should be adjusted to each other. Secondly, the output and input parameters of the hoverboard charger should be the same otherwise this can bring sewer consequences.
Time to replace the battery
What is the perfect time to replace a battery? Isn’t this amazing if your hoverboard tells it by himself? Many hoverboards have a light indication system. If the orange light on your hoverboard turns on or blink it means this is the time to replace the battery it is not recommended to charge the battery on orange light you will not get anything out of it.
Charging a Broken Battery