How much does a hoverboard charger cost?

Most hoverboard chargers cost $15-$60.

There´re some crucial things to consider before you buy one:

  • The most important thing is the voltage and amperage of a charger. Make sure it is compatible with your self-balancing scooter. Use your original charger as an example.
  • It´s better to choose a UL-certified charger.
  • Among other essential features are battery maintenance mode, interchangeable plugs and LED indication.
How much does a hoverboard charger cost

What kind of charger does a hoverboard need?

Since hoverboards use different batteries, hoverboard chargers differ, too. The main difference is voltage and amperage.

How many volts is a hoverboard charger?

Most adult hoverboards have voltage between 29.4V and 42V at 1.2A – 2A (amps). The replacement charger should have the same features as the original one.

If your hoverboard was produced before 2018, it is most likely to be the 36v voltage. In this case, you will need to look for a hoverboard charger that is compatible with models released before 2018.

Using an incompatible item can destroy the battery, so you have to be careful!

Read also: How do I know if my hoverboard is charging?

What should I consider while selecting the replacement charger?

  1. Check the price. Never buy chargers that are too cheap. Most hoverboard chargers cost from $15 to $60, so every charger that is visibly below $15 mark is suspicious.
  2. Check the casing and wiring. If there are visible defects, ask for a replacement. Read the manual to know more about the warranty conditions. Maybe there is a chance to exchange your broken item for an original charger.
  3. Check the country of origin. For example, hoverboard chargers designed for UK, can not be used in Continental Europe because of different electric plugs.
  4. Check if the hoverboard charger has the UL certificate. UL-certified hoverboard chargers provide good quality and safety.
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What are the best replacement chargers available now?

Speaking of replacement chargers, we have to mention the models that have good reviews from both professionals and customers. You can find them everywhere: from huge online marketplaces to small specialized local stores. So, let’s take a glance at some of the most popular models.

EVAPLUS 42V PowerFast charger

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This hoverboard charger is probably the best budget solution for hoverboard owners. Costing slightly more than $15, this charging device is very versatile and reliable. Produced by EVAPLUS, a well-renowned brand, this hoverboard charger offers you good quality and useful safety features. A one-year warranty is included.

One of the most convenient features of the said charger is the LED light on the power adapter. It lets you see whether the charging is going well. Red light shows you that the battery is still charging, while the green one means that the charging is over, and your hoverboard is ready for use.

Speaking of specifications, EVAPLUS 42V PowerFast is a more-or-less typical 42V 2A charger. It means that it can work with typical 36V lithium-ion batteries. If your hoverboard has a lead battery on board, you should seek another compatible charger.

But there are some cons, too. For example, the said hoverboard charger is not compatible with Razor hoverboards and dirt bikes. Another issue is very cheap exterior. It isn’t a big problem for a hoverboard charger, but still…

SafPow 42 V 2 A Charger 3 Prong

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Another budget-tier hoverboard charger that should be interesting for experienced riders is SafPow. Said device may look just like any other charger, but it offers you some interesting features.

For example, said model has CC-CV working mode. The main purpose of the said mode is to prolong the hoverboard battery’s life. Charger’s amperage (2 Amperes) is enough for charging your scooter without any problems. Another advantage of SafPow is that said charger can be used for many 36-volt batteries.

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SafPow 29.4 V

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We’ve spent a lot of time talking about 42-volt hoverboard chargers. But some models (most kids’ hoverboards, for example) require different voltage. So, one of the best 29V chargers available now is SafPow 29.4V. We’ve already mentioned this brand in our article.

So you should know what to expect from SafPow hoverboard chargers. This model is slightly more expensive than previous chargers in our chart (its price is nearly $21).

SafPow 29.4V is good for charging 25.2-25.9 lithium-ion battery packs and LifePO4 batteries. Just like its 42-volt sibling, it has battery maintenance features (manufacturer states that it has special design for long-dead batteries). It also has LED indicator showing the status of your battery.

One of the biggest disadvantages of this hoverboard charger is the assembly quality. You may have some issues with plastic casing. But, according to customers’ reviews, it is one of the best hoverboard chargers for 29V models.

LotFancy 36V 1.5A

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Now it’s time to return to adults’ hoverboard chargers. LotFancy 36V 1.5A has other specifications than EVAPLUS and SafPow models, as you can see. But, in contrast with EVAPLUS, this model can be used with many Razor models (like MX500 or MX600).

LotFancy hoverboard charger can also be used with many IZIP boards. LotFancy has 3-pin XLR male connector, so it can only be used with lead batteries. Thus said, it can not be used with Li-ion batteries.

One of the biggest advantages of LotFancy is that it has a UL certificate. Another big advantage is a one-year warranty.

Despite being compatible with many Razor models, this charging device can’t be used with Razor Hovertrax 1.5 and 2.0. It is not compatible with Swagtron boards, too. Anyway, it is one of the best hoverboard chargers for lead batteries.

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Conclusion

Charging devices are very important for every gadget. Hoverboards are not an exception. Charger is important for keeping your hoverboard healthy. The best way to get a replacement charger is to check the specifications of your hoverboard and the type of its battery.

Thus, you will find a compatible charger instead of a broken or lost one. While choosing the replacement charger, check if it has such important features as charging indication or safety predicaments. And don’t forget to check the customers reviews before the purchase!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are all hoverboard chargers the same?

While hoverboard chargers are not complicated devices, there can be a very notable difference between the models. Different hoverboard chargers may have different voltage, amperage, plugs, etc.

Check the specifications before you buy a new charger: it may be incompatible with your board model and, thus, completely useless. Some batteries may work with standard AC adapter setup, BUT YOU SHOULD BE CAREFUL.

How long does a hoverboard charger last?

The lifespan of a hoverboard charger can vary depending on a variety of factors, including its quality, how often it is used, and how well it is maintained. Generally, a good quality hoverboard charger should last for several years with regular use and proper care.

However, it is important to note that the battery life of a hoverboard can also affect the lifespan of the charger. If the hoverboard’s battery is old or damaged, it may require more frequent charging, which can put additional strain on the charger and potentially reduce its lifespan.

To help ensure that your hoverboard charger lasts as long as possible, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use and storage, avoid overcharging the battery, and keep the charger clean and dry. If you notice any signs of damage or wear on the charger, it may be time to replace it to prevent any potential safety hazards.

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How do I know if my hoverboard charger is broken?

If your board isn’t charging, there is a possibility that the charger is out of order. To know if your charger is broken, try to plug it into another board. If the charging isn’t starting, your charger isn’t working and requires a replacement.

How can I charge my hoverboard without a charger?

There are some ways to charge your hoverboard battery even without a proper charger. The safest way is to move your board back and forth while pressing it on the battery side.

Some people may say that the hoverboard battery can be charged with mobile phone or laptop charger, but we strongly discourage you from it. It is very dangerous because of voltage and amperage differences, so the charging may lead to severe battery damage and/or fire.

Can you replace the charger port on a hoverboard?

Actually, replacing the charger port on a hoverboard isn’t that difficult.

  • First, you should locate the battery side.
  • Then, unscrew all screws across the board and remove the casing.
  • Disconnect the battery and carefully remove the hot glue from the connector (you’ll see two wires – red and black – leading to the motherboard).
  • Delicately squeeze the charging port connector in order to remove it.
  • Unscrew the nut that is attaching the charging port to the shell and pull the new one through it.
  • After all said steps, reattach all the wires and tighten the screws to replace the shell.

Read also: How long does it take for a hoverboard to charge?

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