Are hoverboards safe?

Apart from the normal worries of balance or falling down, there’s more pressing issues. That is: “How do I know that the product will not explode, melt, or catch fire when I’m charging it?”

In fact there have been numerous accidents in recent times, relating on the mechanism for charging of these hoverboards. To better understand the reasons it is helpful to be aware about the device.

There are twenty factories within China that produce these products. Certain are trustworthy, and others aren’t. When you buy from eBay, Amazon, or Alibaba it is likely that you are purchasing from a reseller who imports the items. They might purchase a premium item, or purchase from the lowest bidder in order to make more money from the turnaround. It’s an opportunity to bet. If you purchase a new product on Amazon The first thing they think of is burning their kitchen down however it’s worth looking into. It has occurred to at most two individuals in the UK in the last six months. The primary step would be to purchase from a reliable supplier that doesn’t make use of cheap electronics on the inside, particularly the charging mechanism and the batteries.

Hoverboards are powered by most recent generation of Lithium Polymer, which is also known as “Li-Po” rechargeable batteries.

If you are new to Li-Po batteries, they’re distinct from other battery technologies in that they hold an almost full charge until they’re nearly depleted, and the battery is empty nearly instantly. They generate a significant amount of power and are susceptible to heat runaway (meltdown) in the event of depletion too much and, therefore, in the event that you purchase a top quality product, there are some additional warnings we’d like to impart with you.

To begin, due to the abrupt drop in power once the battery becomes depleted It is crucial to put the board down at the moment that the alarm for your battery goes off. While you may continue to ride the board due to the constant voltage, it can reduce your battery’s life. If you keep depleting the battery even for an hour or so you could actually push it to reach a level from where it is unable to recover and will not be able to accept any charge. In this situation the battery can be prone to become extremely hot and could cause damage to internal components. Therefore, the conclusion is: stop your ride once the alarm for battery low (continuous beeping) commences.

In addition, unlike other types of batteries, it’s not recommended to store a Li-Po battery that is fully charged and this can affect the battery’s longevity. The good news here is that our engineers have already thought of this, and our chargers use a simple red-light/green-light charging system. When the charger is green and the battery is fully charged to ensure safety, battery longevity and a suitable battery’s duration. A word of caution is to disconnect the charger after it turns green to ensure it doesn’t charge your device. If you do this, it could, yes you read that right cause the battery to die. There’s a circuit in place to protect against this, however, it’s always recommended to unplug an li-on device whenever it’s not charged in the event that the circuit is damaged. You can use the protection for an emergency backup plan, not your plan of action.

The best way to go about it is to purchase from a seller who knows the importance of reliable electronic components, and set an alarm for 3 hours. Unplug the charger once the timer stops or the light goes green.