How To Properly Charge Your Hoverboard (Safety Tips)

How To Properly Charge Your Hoverboard (Safety Tips)

After you have bought your hover board, the next important step is to understand how to properly charge the batteries. There are tons of questions that might be popping up right now in your mind. You want to know how to charge a self balancing board. You want to know what can be done if the batteries are not charging or how to understand if it is fully charged, the time required to fully charge and so on. In this article, we will try to answer some of these questions. So, let’s get started.   

Steps to charge a self balancing board

  • The first and foremost step is to charge with the correct charger. You should also set the voltage as is required for your scooter. Except for that, electric transporter needs 24 to 36 voltage charger, as per the hover board models. Many manufacturers provide chargers with the scooter.  
  • The charger should be plugged in to a working electrical outlet. In order to make sure that the charger has been plugged in correctly and the electric skateboard is charging properly, you should check if the red indicator light is glowing or not. Check if it is solid red in color and the light is not dim.  
  • When the batteries are fully charged, the red indicator turns from solid red to solid green. Then, you have to unplug the charger from the outlet and also from the device. Once your hover board is fully charged, you can start riding it. 

How long it takes to fully charge the hoverboard?

Usually, a Segway self balancing board takes nearly two to three hours to charge up fully. Actually, the charging tip of the device depends on the size. Bigger hoverboards take more time to fully charge. However, one should be very careful at the time of charging because keeping the device on charge even after the recommended time is not safe. Like other electrical devices, overcharging can cause accidents. So, if you find the red indicator is dim and not glowing properly, you should understand that there is something wrong either with the charger, outlet or with the batteries. There is not point leaving it on charge for hours in such cases. You should remember that hover board needs only 2 to 3 hours of charging.   

What to do if your hoverboard comes in contact with water?

You should be very careful while charging if your electric skateboard takes a dive in to the water or you ride hover board in the rain. Make sure the hoverboard is not wet at the time of charging or it can cause shot circuit. You can use a hair dryer to dry the components of the device without dismantling it. However, if the water has drenched the batteries, you might need a technician’s assistance to make the self-balancing scooter working again. 

How long the battery will lasts after fully charged?

You can ride on a fully charged self balancing board for nearly two to six hours continuously. In most of the models, the battery light flashes and alarms you when the charge is going to finish. And the device slowly stops.