We have all been there. You have been waiting and anticipating for days for your new toy, hoverboard, to be delivered. Then it is finally delivered to you. But wait again. Why? Because you have to charge your hoverboard when it comes out of the box. Darn. You won’t’ be able to take the hoverboard for a spin right away because you have to charge the hoverboard.
How Long Does It Take To Charge A Hoverboard?
The device needs to be charged up before you can hop on it and go on an adventure together. We know the question in the hearts of poor impatient souls would be – how long does it take to charge a hoverboard? Read on to find out.
Before we tell you how long it takes, let’s make it clear that there’s no fixed standard for this because each brand and model is different. The amount of time needed to charge the self-balancing scooter depends upon the style of device and the type of battery needed to charge it. The most important of all is the first charge and it makes your new dormant device come alive.
The new hoverboard will come with a charging cable. Plug one end to the hoverboard and the other end to the mains. You can now turn on the device and see it come alive right in front of your eyes.
As this is the first time you are charging your hoverboard, you must wait until the tank is completely full before you take it outside. After you have juiced up the battery fully for the first time, you can then perform quick charges as and when required.
Indicators that show it’s charging
When buying a hoverboard, we recommend that you always choose a good quality device because the cheap scooters come with low quality parts that make you vulnerable to risks. A good quality hoverboard will come with a nice charger that will tell you that the charging is in progress. The indicator will also show how much the percentage is still left for a charge.
If there’s a red light, it indicates that the charging is not completed and the green light indicates that the battery is fully charged.
How long does it take?
This is the most important question – how long should we allow the battery to charge in order to get a tank full? Well, the average time needed by the self-balancing scooters is 2-3 hours and this is applicable to most of the top brands. Please bear in mind that a bigger size board will take slightly longer to charge.
You must take care that you do not leave the hoverboard on charging for too long as it needs only 2-3 hours of charging. There’s no point in leaving it on charge for more time or overnight. When the battery is full, the green light will indicate that the scooter is ready to use.
How long does the battery last?
When the battery is fully charged, it can last for anywhere between 2 hours to 6 hours if you ride continuously. Most of the new hoverboard models come with battery light indicators that will tell you when the power runs low and the battery needs to be recharged. If you want to enjoy longer hours of a ride or you are participating in a fun race, we would recommend that you carry an extra pack of battery with you to avoid any downtime.
Recently, there have been cases of hoverboards exploding mainly due to low quality batteries used in the cheap devices. Some manufacturers use cheap parts to keep the prices low but this compromise with the safety of the riders. So, do yourself and others a favour and buy only good quality hoverboards.
So, now we know that just like range and speed, the battery life of hoverboards also vary a lot. The amount of time a battery takes to get all charged up also depends upon the type of battery used in that model. Some of them take 2 to 3 hours while others may take longer. It depends highly on the brand or model you plan to purchase. Some of the other factors that greatly depend upon how soon your battery needs a charge again are the type of terrain, rider weight and temperature.