There are a lot of boards online, but how do you know which boards are safe for riding? We’ve seen a lot of boards that come to our repair shop, and we can spot a lower quality board. Although they all look the same, what’s inside is going to determine the life of your hoverboard.
Most boards we’ve seen with the most common issues usually cost between $299 – $399. These boards usually don’t come with a warranty, and are built with lower quality parts.
If you have to open up your board, and notice that there is not a main logic board, that is a sign that the quality in parts may be a lower quality. When everything is crammed into one main unit, most likely it’s not safe. It can hold to much charge, and cause the capacitor to overheat or fuse.
It’s also important to check your manual or product spec description for the battery voltage and motor voltage. UN 38.3 (battery), UL 1642 (battery), and UL 60950-1 (charger) are considered the safety standard. Always check the details and manufacture specs to ensure quality before purchasing a board or replacement battery.
Your battery voltage and wheel/motor voltage should be the same. We’ve seen some boards that have a different voltage in the wheel or battery, and ended up having to replace either the wheel or battery for safety.
So before purchasing your board online or parts online, here are some tips:
- Look for battery description: UN 38.3 (battery), UL 1642 (battery), and UL 60950-1 (charger) are considered the safety standard.
- The motor is located inside of the wheel. Ensure the battery is compatible with the voltage in the motor, otherwise, it may damage motor, and logic board.
- Always ensure the board you purchase comes with a warranty.
- When shopping for replacement parts, bright colored motherboard chips are always a sign of low quality parts.