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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Finally, if you charge your hoverboard correctly, you can look forward to riding it for years.