How to replace a hoverboard battery? Easy guide

Most things in the world don’t last forever. A hoverboard battery is not the most durable thing in the world, so every hoverboard owner must know how to choose a new replacement battery and install it. So, many people ask: How to replace a hoverboard battery?

Installing a replacement battery is not tricky. You should keep in mind some basic tips and follow a few easy steps.

Let’s go!

  1. Locate the battery side of your hoverboard. It is not difficult: the battery is on the heavier side of your board. There is another easy way to find the battery side: the battery is always on the opposite side of the charging port.
  2. After you found the battery side, unscrew all screws with a screwdriver or a power drill. Keep the screws near you. Then, remove the cover. You will see the strong box. It is the battery cage. Its main purpose is to protect the lithium-ion battery cells inside it. Cells are wrapped in a protective wrap.
  3. Then, you should remove the old battery. Disconnect all the wires connected by detaching the clamps. Leave the wires with a green covering (they connect the motor and the motherboard). The clamps should be undone carefully (they hold the cables together).
  4. Then you should install the new replacement battery. First, place the battery cage over your new battery. Place it in the battery box (you should hold your battery cage carefully during this step) and re-attach all clamps carefully.
  5. After you attached the replacement battery, place the cover in its place and tighten the screws (don’t tighten them too much – it may damage the battery cage). Try to charge your hoverboard (it’s the best way to see if your new replacement battery is working). If everything’s fine, take a test ride after the charging!
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That´s it! Now you know how to replace a hoverboard battery. Let´s answer some common questions related to a hoverboard battery.

How to choose a replacement battery?

To choose a replacement battery for your hoverboard, consider the following factors:

  1. Voltage: The voltage of the battery must match the original battery specifications for your hoverboard.
  2. Capacity: Look for a battery with a similar or higher capacity than the original.
  3. Brand compatibility: Some hoverboards are designed to work with specific battery brands, so check if the original battery brand is specified and try to match it.
  4. Safety features: Look for batteries that have safety features such as overcharge protection and short-circuit protection.
  5. Warranty: Check if the replacement battery comes with a warranty and the length of the warranty.

Note: Very important! It’s recommended to purchase a new battery from a reputable supplier, better buy it from the manufacturer of your hoverboard.

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How to know whether my battery needs to be replaced?

Sometimes you can’t start the ride even if the battery of your hoverboard is fully charged. To check the battery (and the charger), you must perform these steps:

First, plug the hoverboard charger into the wall socket. If you see the green light, the charger is OK.

Then, connect the charger to the hoverboard’s respective port. Remember: three pins of the hoverboard charger must be connected properly (otherwise, the charger pins or a socket will be damaged). If the charger is plugged in correctly, the LED lights on both the charger and board will turn red.

If you see the green light on your charger, there are two options: the hoverboard battery is fully charged, or the hoverboard is out of order. To know whether your battery is working, disconnect the charger and turn the power on.

If you see the red light on your board, you may have a battery glitch. But, the most probable option is that the battery is out of order. So, you need to replace it with the new one.

What should I do if the hoverboard battery isn’t working?

If you’re sure that it is just a glitch, you may try to reset the hoverboard. But, in most cases, you will need a replacement battery.

While you’re awaiting your new battery, you may try to find the suitable one (you may ask your friend to borrow the battery from the used hoverboard, for example).

But remember: installing the used battery in your hoverboard is good only as a temporary solution! Since it may be worn out or damaged, you will need a new replacement battery soon.

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Read also: How to fix a hoverboard that won’t turn on? 5 Simple Fixes

Do all hoverboards use the same battery?

Many hoverboard owners ask this question. Some of them think that any lithium-ion battery will be suitable for their boards. Sadly, it’s not true.

Every hoverboard model needs a suitable battery. By “suitable” we mean the one which is able to feed the power engine. For example, basic-level kids’ model doesn’t need a powerful battery, since it will break the balance of the whole system. And vice-versa: low-power batteries will break soon in high-performance system.

Speaking of battery types, Li-ion batteries are used in most hoverboard models. However, there are some boards powered by Ni-MH or Ni-Cd batteries. Check the specifications of your self-balancing board to find a suitable replacement battery.

Many hoverboard owners make the same mistake: they think that the battery can be easily replaced with batteries suited for mobile phones, laptops, etc. Every gadget should be powered by a battery with the proper voltage and current. Otherwise, it may be damaged.

So, you shouldn’t use it even while you’re awaiting your new replacement battery. The chargers follow the same rule, so don’t use the chargers for other electronic devices instead of the original hoverboard charger.

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

What else should I know about changing the hoverboard batteries?

There are two important things we should mention in this article.

First, while you´re buying a new replacement battery for your self-balancing scooter, we recommend ordering a spare battery to feel comfortable and free. There can be issues with your new battery, so having an extra one will be a good thing.

Second, you should recycle the old battery properly. Hoverboards are often promoted as green rideable. They don’t emit CO2, sure. But throwing away used batteries is pretty hazardous for the environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should a hoverboard battery last?

The longevity of hoverboard battery cells depends on many factors: temperature, humidity, intensity of use, etc. Usually, it takes 1 to 4 hours to drain the fully charged battery.

The average hoverboard owner should discharge it in 3 days. Since li-ion batteries used in hoverboards can usually be charged about 500 times in their lifetime, most hoverboard batteries will need replacement after being used for 3.5 years.

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How do you reset a hoverboard battery?

The lithium-ion battery installed in the hoverboard needs to be fully charged before the reset. Then, press the power button and hold it for 10 seconds. Be sure there are no lights left on. Then, turn it on again (it can be performed 10 minutes after the reset for the best result).

Another way to reset your hoverboard is to leave it turned on without any movement for an hour.

Can you replace the battery on a Hover-1?

Hover-1 is one of the most respectable small electric vehicle brands. But the battery replacement should be done the same way as with every other brand.

  • Unscrew all twenty 18mm screws, remove the bottom case, and pull apart the wires before you unplug the battery.
  • Then loosen four screws to remove the Hover-1 battery and disconnect the cable connector.
  • Finally, pick a new replacement battery and install it, according to all recommendations. Be careful and try not to damage the battery cells inside the battery cage.

And, of course, you should check the specifications to find a suitable battery for your board. Now, your Hover-1 board is ready for use!

Read also: Best hoverboard under $200

Have you ever made a battery replacement? Share in the comments, we´ll be happy to hear from you!

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