Hoverboards are a self-balancing mode of personal transportation powered by a lightweight lithium-ion battery. You charge them at home by plugging in a compatible charging device and may be wondering how long do hoverboards take to fully charge?
The quick and easy answer is that most hoverboards will take between two to four hours to fully charge, but there are exceptions to this rule.
When you receive your hoverboard, it might have been fully charged when it left the manufacturer’s, but by the time it reaches you, much of that charge will have been lost. Over time, a hoverboard’s battery power reduces, even when you aren’t riding it.
Charging your hoverboard for the first time
Before you ride your new hoverboard, you should charge it to 100% capacity – this will preserve the battery’s lifespan. Once that initial charge has been done, it’s fine to do shorter charges as and when you need them.
How long do hoverboards charge? If you have a budget hoverboard, it could take up to six hours to fully charge, but a premium model, like the G2 Blue Galaxy 8.5” Off Road Hummer Official Hoverboard will only take two-hours on charge before it reaches maximum power capacity.
How to charge a hoverboard safely
Charging a hoverboard is a simple process. Your hoverboard should have come with a charging device – if it didn’t, you must make sure that any charger you use is compatible with the make and model of your hoverboard.
First, switch off the power. Then make sure that the charging port and the charging pins are dirt and obstruction free. Plug the charger into a power outlet and insert the other end into the charging port on your hoverboard. When you do this, you should see and indicator light turn red.
What happens if hoverboard won’t charge?
A solid green light will indicate that your hoverboard is fully charged – if the green light is blinking, then your hoverboard is on the way to being charged, but probably has less than a fifth of battery capacity. If you get a solid red light that doesn’t change after the hoverboard has been plugged in on charge for two hours plus, then there could be a fault.
An orange light generally suggests there is a problem with your battery – it could be a small problem with the circuit or your battery might be nearing the end of its lifespan
If you have a solid or blinking red light, then your charger could be at fault. In this instance, it is best to seek help from the manufacturer or an expert.
Can I charge my hoverboard overnight?
It is best to charge your hoverboard when you are awake and nearby. It is a perfectly safe process, but as with any electrical device, it is always best to be on the safe side. Your hoverboard should come with UL certification, meaning that the battery is fireproof, so no need to worry unnecessarily.
How long does a hoverboard battery charge last?
The length of time each charge last depends on how and where you ride the hoverboard. Most good hoverboards will give you around six-hours of riding time – or 15 miles. However, if you ride uphill, are heavy or stopping and starting a lot, this could deplete the battery power a little quicker.
Taking care of your hoverboard battery
- Don’t fully drain the battery power
- Charge regularly
- Use a compatible charger