Are Hoverboard chargers universal | 8 things you should know

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  January 2, 2021

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You have bought your hoverboard† However, you may get confused about how to charge it hoverboard and about the supplied charger, especially if it is broken or not working properly.

How can you charge hoverboard? What can you do when your hoverboard won't charge? How do you know that hoverboard is fully charged or not? How much time does it take to make it hoverboard to charge?

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Here I will address the most important questions about charging:

Instructions to charge the hoverboard

You must have the knowledge about the colors reflected in the hoverboard in the charging station. In fact, it takes about 2 to 4 hours for it hoverboard is fully charged.

Additionally, when the hoverboard charger turns green, it means the hoverboard is fully charged. However, the charger color turns green after 2 to 4 hours of charging.

You can charge the hoverboard whenever you want, even if it is not completely empty yet.

Here are the steps to follow for charging the hoverboard:

  1. First and foremost, you must have the correct charger to charge your hoverboard. In fact, you have to make sure that the tension is accurate for your board.
  2. Plug the charger into the correct outlet. Furthermore, when you plug the charger of the hoverboard into the socket, the color of the charger light should be a steady green.
  3. In the next step, you will need to plug the charger into your hoverboard. You need to make sure the hoverboard is properly connected to the charger port. Then the color should be solid red.
  4. After that, the hoverboard charging is complete and the charger turns green. You unplugged the charger from the wall and then from the charger port. Now your hoverboard is fully charged, you can use it for a ride.

Read more: how does a Hoverboard actually work?

How can you know the hoverboard is charging or not?

Now you know how to charge the hoverboard. Apart from that, you should be able to see that your hoverboard is not charging.

  • You start charging your hoverboard, the charge lets you know how much battery has been charged.
  • Its color changes from red to green and the battery is fully charged.
  • Apart from that, the hoverboard charger will not turn on when the hoverboard battery is not fully charged.

How long does it take to fully charge the hoverboard?

On average, a swegway hoverboard takes about 2-3 hours to get fully charged, but this varies by brand. Still, this fact applies to most brands.

In fact, the hoverboard's charging point depends on the size of the hoverboard. A larger hoverboard takes longer to get fully charged. However, be careful when charging the hoverboard, as it is recommended not to overcharge the hoverboard as it can get too hot.

The hoverboard only needs 2 hours of charging time. There is no need to charge the hoverboard for 10 hours at night. The hoverboard charger has the light that let you know the hoverboard is fully charged or not.

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How long will the hoverboard battery last after being fully charged?

You can take the fully charged hoverboard anywhere from 2-6 hours for a continuous ride. In most hoverboards you see battery light flash when the battery needs to be charged. That is better than suddenly coming to a standstill without notification.

How can you tell the hoverboard charger is working or not?

You can do the following test to find out if the hoverboard charger is working or not. This way you can find out whether you might need to replace it.

  1. You can plug the charger into the wall. After plugging the charger into the wall, it should be green
  2. Then you have to plug the charger into the hoverboard. The charger light changes from red to green.
  3. There is a red light, you can proceed to step 7. You should look at the light of the charger and if it does not turn red. However, then you have to perform all 12 of these following steps.
  4. There is no light. Therefore, you should check if the hoverboard charger is working or if the plug is not receiving power.
  5. In fact, you can test the outlet with any of your other devices that are sure to work. Take your charger for this phone for example, and check if it works.
  6. After checking the outlet with your phone charger, you will notice that it is working. That's why you need to buy a new charger for your hoverboard.
  7. You can charge your hoverboard for more than 2-3 hours. However, the hoverboard battery will charge in 2-3 hours.
  8. Then you charge your hoverboard for 2-3 hours. You have unplugged the charger and press the power button to turn it on.
  9. Your hoverboard will not start after it is fully charged. For this problem, check the hoverboard wiring. After checking the hoverboard's wiring, it will start performing the next step.
  10. Hoverboard will start, but then you will see that both lights are green. This means that some battery is charged. In addition, the hoverboard's green light flashes and the hoverboard is not fully charged or usually less than 20%. Regardless of that, the red light on your hoverboard will flash, which means the hoverboard battery is less than 5%. However, you shouldn't ride the hoverboard when the red light beeps.
  11. You will notice that both lights on the hoverboard are green. Then you ride the hoverboard. You will notice that it does not last that long at all. There is a problem with the hoverboard battery.
  12. You can see that your hoverboard light is always green, the battery is fully charged or the hoverboard battery is defective. However, your hoverboard battery will not last long after a full charge and shows a red color. Some problems can then only be fixed by the manufacturer.

What does it mean when my Hoverboard starts beeping?

If a green light is blinking, it means your hoverboard battery is low, usually less than 20%. If a red light appears and the hoverboard beeps at you, it means that your hoverboard battery is dangerously low and there is usually less than 5% battery left.

Can I charge my hoverboard overnight?

Most hoverboards take about two to four hours to fully charge, so charging overnight sounds like a really easy option. Still not worth the risk of having it charged overnight. We recommend charging a hoverboard in a spacious area away from flammable materials such as curtains and keeping an eye on it.

Does a hoverboard have to be on while charging it?

When charging, make sure the charger is plugged in and turned on. Plug in your hoverboard and charge your board. The plug-in is located next to the power button. Plug one end into the hoverboard and the other into an electrical outlet. You must turn on the hoverboard while charging to see when it is fully charged and hear the “beep” indicating it is fully charged.

Is a Hoverboard charged when you buy it?

Whether a Hoverboard is already charged right out of the box depends on the brand, although most will need to be charged to start playing with them. Usually it takes only two hours to a maximum of four hours to charge so you can use it immediately afterwards.

Read also: are Hoverboards waterproof?

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.