Hoverboard Safety Tips: Things You Shouldn’t DoNirmal
Having way too much fun with your hoverboard? We can’t blame you. It’s probably the most accessible device that allows you to feel as if you are “floating” off the ground.
Too much fun, however, often leads to forgetting limitations momentarily, in this case, forgetting what your hoverboard is only built to do. Here, we bring you four things that you should not do with your hoverboard.
Do not overcharge your hoverboard’s batteries. Although this rule is quite obvious, common sense isn’t actually as common as many think. Everyone has a tendency to overcharge devices, especially when they are left charging overnight.
Avoid doing this if you want to prolong your device’s battery life, and if you want to avoid the possibility of burning your house down. One way to refrain from overcharging is by setting an alarm on your watch, phone, or any device that allows you to do so.
Set the alarm according to how long it takes until your hoverboard is fully recharged. This will help you to avoid overcharging, extend your device’s battery life, and keep your house intact.
Riding on Different Surfaces
Do not ride your hoverboard on surfaces it’s not meant to travel on. Before even using your hoverboard, be sure to check which surfaces you can ride it on. For instance, if you own the standard hoverboard, you can only ride it on smooth, even, and dry surfaces.
Do not attempt to go through uneven surfaces, dry or wet, such as uneven pavements and terrains. Not only will this ruin your device, but it can also cause injuries. If you want to go on an adventure with your hoverboard on uneven pathways, purchase a hoverboard that’s intended for a rough kind of adventure.
Exposing it to Rain
Your hoverboard can transport you from one place to another, but you shouldn’t mistake it for a car, a motorcycle, or even a bicycle. If rain starts to pour while you’re outside on your hoverboard, tuck it away and protect it from getting wet. Exposing it to rain will ruin your device, and warranty will not cover this.
Going over the Weight Limit
There are different types of hoverboard for different folks in terms of body weight. For instance, smaller hoverboards cater to people who weigh lighter, whereas the bigger ones can withstand people who weigh heavier.
To give you an idea, a 10-inch hoverboard can carry someone as heavy as about 149 kilograms, an 8-inch hoverboard can carry as much as about 120 kilograms, a 6.5-inch hoverboard can carry as much as about 99 kilograms, and a 4.5-inch hoverboard can carry as much as about 54 kilograms.
Keep in mind that these numbers vary according to the brand of hoverboard you use. Having said that, make sure to check a hoverboard’s weight capacity before getting on one. You will end up abusing your hoverboard if you fail to do so. Once damaged, warranty will not cover this either.
These are only a few things you shouldn’t do with your hoverboard. In order to prolong your hover board’s life, it’s best that you read your device’s product guide and do additional research on ways to care for your hoverboard.