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Riders always raise a question on the hoverboard range. They always ask how far this tiny vehicle can go in a single charge. As we know, the range of hoverboards depends on their battery. They are usually powered with rechargeable Li-Ion batteries. The battery power is in proportion to the range. FYI, the more you speed up, the more your battery tends to drain out. When you step up the speed, the motor gets overworked, requiring more energy from the battery.
Most of the hoverboards squeeze out a speed of about 7 or 8 miles on a single charge. However, the high-end hoverboards can cover around 10 to 15 miles on a single charge.
Factors Affecting the Battery Life or hoverboard range
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Your device will not yield the same range after every ride. In addition, there might be different reasons for varied ranges as the battery life depends on several factors.
Weight of Your Hoverboard – Heavy hoverboards will consume more power to get them on the go. Going at faster speeds and mounting uphills will derive more power. Cheaper brands and middle-of-the-road models tend to lose more power. Generally, a top-quality hoverboard weighs heavy; however, one with a good quality battery can cancel out its heavyweight effect. Cheaper hoverboards that are heavyweight typically employ weaker batteries, leading them to have a shorter range.
Rider’s Weight – Heavyweight riders cause the device to consume more power. In addition, it will trigger the battery to deplete soon. Therefore, the hoverboard comes with the maximum recommended weight. So, avoid overloading the device.
Speed – Riding constantly at higher speeds uses up more battery power. If you maintain high speed for a long time you have to compromise on the hoverboard range.
Rough Terrains and Inclines – Cruising over rough terrains and inclines will use up more juice. It will drain the battery faster. The motor requires more power to move the device on gravel, sand, dirt trails, and grass.
How to Get a Long Range hoverboard?
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If you want a hoverboard with a good range, you can look at voltage specifications on the hoverboard battery. In brief, higher voltage indicates a more powerful battery that can further yield a better range. Conversely, running out of battery specifies that the motor is acquiring less power. However, you can take these figures with a pinch of salt.
In this particular article, we have tried to sum up all the points regarding hoverboard range. However, I would like to add a few points to enhance your battery’s life.
- Only use the original charger that is provided with the device.
- Avoid leaving the battery depleted thoroughly.
- Don’t leave the battery charging overnight.
- Turn off the hoverboard before plugging in the charger.
- Avoid running the battery down to 0%.
- Store your hoverboard in a cool and dry place.
- Don’t overload the hoverboard. Adhere to the minimum allowed weight also.
- Avoid frequent trips to the inclines or off-road.
Finally, with all this useful information you are all set to ride your hoverboard and enjoy it to the fullest. Happy hovering!