How secure are hoverboards? Aside from the natural concerns of balancing and falling off, there are a lot more serious issues. Indeed, there have been a number of accidents of late, associated with the charging mechanism in these hoverboards. To understand why, it helps to have some background knowledge of the product. When you purchase off of eBay, Amazon, or Alibaba, you are likely purchasing out of a re-seller who advertises them. Perhaps they purchase an excellent product, or maybe they purchase from the lowest bidder to make more profit over the turnaround. To put it differently, it’s a gamble. Whenever someone buys a new product from Amazon, the last thing on their head is burning off the kitchen down, but it is worth considering. In reality, it has happened to at least two people in the UK within the previous 6 months.
So, the first step is to purchase from a reputable source that does not use cheap hoverboard electronic equipment on the inside, especially the batteries and charging mechanism. For all those new to Li-Po batteries they are different from previous battery technologies in that they maintain a nearly full charge right up until they are almost fully depleted, then they are empty almost instantly. They create a lot of electricity, and are vulnerable to thermal runaway (collapse ) when overly depleted, so in addition to purchasing an excellent product, we’ve got a few more words of warning we’d like to share with you. First, due to this steep drop-off in power when the battery gets low, it’s important to quit riding the board when the battery alarm begins.
Although you can continue to ride it as a result of constant voltage, doing so could lower your long term battery life. If you continue to deplete the battery for just a minute or two longer, you can actually make it to a stage where it cannot recover, and it will no longer accept a charge in any way. In cases like this, the battery is prone to get really hot and possibly damage other internal components. Therefore, the moral of this story is: stop riding when the low battery alert (continuous beeping) starts. Secondly, unlike other kinds of batteries, it is not wise to store a li-po battery with a complete charge, since this may also reduce the long-term battery life. 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. After the charger turns green, the battery is optimally billed for safety, battery life, and also a sufficient battery duration.
The word of warning here is that you should unplug the charger when it turns green so that you don’t keep to control your board. Doing this COULD, yep, you have it, decrease the battery life. There’s circuitry in place to prevent this, but it’s always a fantastic practice to reinstall a li-po battery if it isn’t charging, if circuitry fails. Use the security for a backup, less your going-in program. So it’s easy: Buy Hoverboard from a dealer who knows the importance of solid electronic equipment, and set a 3-hour timer. Unplug the charger as soon as your timer goes away or the light turns green. These are just two simple actions you can take to guarantee the longevity of your hoverboard and keep your family safe in the process!