If you are a passionate hoverboard rider then we are convinced you have been in a situation when you are speeding up and quickly you get that beep or orange flashlight notifying you that the battery is going low. We admit this can be especially frustrating, but it’s a battery-operated device after all and this is necessary. Let’s find out how long the battery can serve. You’ll be surprised.
That should be remembered that just like the speed and range of hoverboards depending on the brand and design, the battery life also varies. While any scooters start flashing the orange light only after 60 minutes of the ride, there are some brands that can serve up to 3 to 4 hours. Thus, you really need to do your homework well before buying one.
Other than the brand and model of hoverboards, other outside factors can also determine how long a battery will last and these determinants include:
- Type of terrain where you are riding (grade, smoothness and steep)
- The weight of the rider
- The range of the battery
- Weather situation (battery drains faster in hot temperature)
- Handling of the scooter
- In common conditions, most of the hoverboard models can travel from 8 miles to 20 miles on 1 charge. This can go to a maximum of 20 miles in ideal conditions.
Just like any electronic device that works on battery, the hoverboard battery can also last for longer if you remember to lock down when not in use.
Stop heating of the battery
Although this may seem pretty obvious, we cannot emphasize this point enough. The heavy use of the battery can decrease the capacity of the battery by up to 20%. So, avoid putting the device in a place where the temperature is more than the place temperature as this would cause even more damage.
Nevermore overcharge the batteries
This is a common mistake people commit and this leads to a decrease in the battery life of lithium batteries. Make sure you do not leave the battery to charge overnight or let it sit completely charged for a long period of time. This can have a damaging effect on the battery to make sure the battery is down by at least 10 percent ere storing it.
As mentioned above, the number of hours a hoverboard will differ largely based upon the brand or design you are using. The maximum time a hoverboard battery lasts is 3 to 4 hours and it can give you a distance of 15 miles per hour. As these self-balancing motorbikes run on batteries, it is essential that you take responsibility to reduce wastage of energy to improve the battery life. Visit hoverboardsguide.com for more tips to save batteries