Nobody wants the fun to end and if you charge your hoverboard battery properly, it can stay powered for up to six hours depending on the make and model - that will take you a distance of up to 20 miles as long as the terrain isn’t too hilly or rough.
How long your hoverboard battery lasts will depend on several factors, such as road conditions, the weight of the rider and whether or not you have maintained the battery properly - this means charging it fully before each ride and recharging regularly.
Stopping and starting the board frequently will drain the battery and so will exceeding the weight limit of between 176 - 220lbs (so don’t give a friend a lift). Weight limit will vary according to the model you own and the size of the wheels - generally, the bigger the wheels, the more weight it can withstand. The maximum wheel size you’ll find on a hoverboard is 10” – a smaller hoverboard with 6.5” wheels is better for kids and lightweight adults if you want the battery to last.
Before you purchase a hoverboard, check with the manufacturer to see how long the battery is likely to last. Find out the voltage of the battery – the higher it is, the more power it will give you. If you already own a hoverboard, there are several things you can do to help the battery last a little bit longer.
You should always charge the hoverboard battery fully before riding, avoid storing it anywhere too hot and never leave it outside on a sweltering day. A few hours of sunshine won’t be a problem, but don’t overdo it.
When it comes to how long will a hoverboard battery lasts, it depends on the make and model. Some will need powering up after just 20-minutes of riding, while others will keep going for up to an hour or more.
Most hoverboard batteries should withstand around 500 charges during their lifetime before you need to start thinking about a replacement.
Remember, the battery is the beating heart of your hoverboard and your ride will suffer if it is not working 100% efficiently. Take care of it and you will reap the benefits.
HOW SHOULD I CHARGE MY HOVERBOARD?
When the light turns red, it’s time to charge the battery, even better, do it when it’s amber because if you never let it run down to 20% of power, it will enhance the lifetime of the hoverboard battery.
Always turn the hoverboard off before you charge it. Make sure you recharge the hoverboard battery in a cool, dry place. Use the correct charger (stick with the one that was supplied with the board) and plug it into a safe power socket. Then, make sure that the hoverboard is correctly plugged into the charging port.
Unplug the hoverboard as soon as it is fully charged and never leave it plugged in overnight because overcharging is as bad as undercharging. You can rest assured that if you’ve bought a genuine quality hoverboard, the battery will not explode or catch fire – any hoverboard purchased from Official Hoverboard, is fully certified having passed a battery of safety tests..
The battery indicator light will turn green when the hoverboard battery is fully charged.
If you lose your charger or it stops working, check with the manufacturer or supplier before you buy a new one. Hoverboard chargers are universal, but it is best to stick with a brand that is made for your model. And always make sure your charger has a CE marking as this will certify that it’s safe.
How can I get my hoverboard battery to last longer?
- Always make sure the battery is fully-charged before you ride. If the battery indicator is red, you are almost out of juice and if it’s orange, then you are on low power. Green is good to go!
- Stick to the recommended weight limit for your hoverboard. For most boards, this is up to a maximum of around 300lbs, but weight limits do differ, so make sure you look carefully at the model specs to find out. Remember, anything that you are carrying when you ride, will also count as rider weight.
- Use a compatible charger. Stick with the charger that came with your hoverboard, but if you do need a replacement, make sure you buy something regulated that has passed all the recommended safety checks. Speak to the manufacturer or an expert before you buy.
- If you treat your battery with care and follow the manufacturer recommendations, it should last for around two years. At that point, you can buy a replacement, but again, make sure it is compatible with your hoverboard.
How long does it take to charge a hoverboard?
It will take between 1.5 to 6 hours to charge your hoverboard battery, depending on the make and model. The average charging time is 3 hours and if you invest in a quality board with a Samsung lithium-ion battery, you’ll be able to charge your board a lot faster. The average charging time is 4 hours.
What do I do with my old hoverboard battery?
If you do need to replace your hoverboard battery, you can’t just chuck the old one in the bin. Hoverboards are powered by lithium-ion batteries, and due to fire risk, they have to be disposed of and recycled professionally. This is the safest way to dispose of them and it means that the nickel and cobalt that is found in lithium-ion batteries, can be used again.
If you need to recycle your lithium-ion battery, contact your local council as they are likely to have a facility for disposing and recycling or get in touch with an organisation such as Recover. They pick up lithium-ion batteries and recycle them. This is better for the planet,
Finally, if you charge your hoverboard correctly, you can look forward to riding it for years.