For the longest time, I can remember, bicycles have been the most popular means of self-transportation, and they still are. But nowadays, a new form of self-transport is getting popular among the youth, especially the gen Z. It’s called the hoverboard. Sounds too sci-fi? Yes, it does, but it is an actual thing and is getting quite trendy these days. It almost feels like humanity has found an alternative to basic human movements like walking, jogging, and running.
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Best Hoverboard Chargers
Anyways, at first glance, it looks like something is missing. Where is the handle? Where are the controls? How is a person supposed to manoeuvre it? But, that is all there is: two wheels connected and an array of electrical and mechanical systems between them; that’s all a hoverboard is. Now, this quirky mode of transportation can’t run forever. It needs to be charged once in a while, and thus today, I am going to tell you about the best chargers you can buy for your hoverboard. Even if you don’t own one, I expect you will be convinced enough to buy one by the end of this article.
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We come to the list of best chargers to buy for your hoverboard. We are going to list all types of chargers, chargers with different ports, different voltages, and different technical specifications. So, hopefully, this will help convert most of the hoverboards out there in the market.
So, here is the list:
1.SafPow 42V 2A Battery Charger 3 Prong Universal Replacer for 36V Lithium Battery Power Supply Adaptor
It’s not easy being the best-selling product on amazon, and the SafPow 42V 2A battery charger has proved to be one of the best chargers in the market. It’s often described as a Smart & fast charger and a Plug & forget charger. It is innovative because there are lights on it that display whether the hoverboard is currently being charged or is completely charged.
Also, the company says that the charger has been made while keeping safety in mind. Thus the charger is strong enough to survive all the electric fluctuations such as overload, overtemperature, or fuse. Finally, this charger is only meant for lithium-ion batteries, not lead-acid ones.
- Comes with Safe 6 electrical protection
- CC-CV working mode
- Only lithium-ion batteries
- Eco friendly
- Highly efficient
- Heavy Duty
- Can’t charge lead-acid batteries
2. TYZYGMY 42V 2A Power Adapter with 8mm Mini 3-Prong Connector
The TYZYGMY 42V charger is one of the most value-for-money chargers I have seen on the market. Value for money because I rarely come across a quality product like this that is affordable to the masses. What I like the most about this charger is its universal adapter that makes the product versatile enough to be used everywhere.
There is yet another thing that I would like to add specifically regarding the company of the charger and their After-sales support. The company gives a warranty of one year on its charge, and if within that period, the charger stops functioning, then your charger will either be replaced, or the amount will be refunded entirely to you.
- Smart charging enabled
- Universally usable
- Made of premium materials
- Is Wear-resistant
- Capable of fast charging
- Unable to charge lead-acid batteries
3. 42V Charger PowerFast 3-Prong Inline Connector for 36V Pocket Mod
Yet another hoverboard charger has been topping the amazon best seller charts for quite a long time. When the product is so good that competitors can’t take it down even after months, that’s when you know that you have a solid product at your hands.
The power fast three-prong charger, as the name implies, is one of the fastest chargers on the market. This charger charges all the top-end hoverboards you often see in the product. It comes with a premium and stylistic black finish. Talking about some technical specifications, it has an input voltage of 240 volts and an output voltage of 42 volts, and its current rating is at 2 amperes.
- Fast charging enabled
- A Diameter of 0.31 inch
- Premium in build
- Fits all 36V Li-ion batteries
- Comes with a warranty period of 1 year
- Displays battery status
- Not suitable for Dirt bikes and scooters
- Only charges lithium-ion batteries
4. AMPOWSURE 29.4V 2A Charger Universal 2 Plugs for 25.2V 25.9V 24V Lithium Battery with 5.5mm 1-Prong DC Plug and 8mm 3 Prong Connector
The best thing about this charger is that it has two connectors in 1. So what that does is that even if you have a scooter that has a different kind of port, you can still charge it with this charger.
You can use either a 5.5mm 1 prong DC plug or an adapter to use the 8mm 3 prong DC plug. The charger is also smart as multiple protections have been integrated inside it. And the best thing to top it all is the 1-year warranty that you get. It’s incredible when manufacturers believe in their products and provide warranty cards on them.
- Specially designed for 24V, 25.2V, 25V, and 9V Lithium-ion batteries
- Comes with warranty
- Two-in-one adapter
- Can charge hoverboards with different types of ports
- Works great for Lithium-ion batteries
- Smart LED Indicator
- Optimized to improve the life cycle of your hoverboard
- Can not charge Lead-acid batteries
5. 36V 42V 1A Battery Charger, Compatible with Razor Electric Scooters, Compatible with hoverboards and scooters
Let’s start with the safety features for this product because that happens to be this charger’s specialty. Not only is it UL listed, but it is also CE TUV GS approved and comes with short circuits and over-voltage protection. Now, its charging time might not be its strongest area because it takes about 6 hours to charge. However, a feature in it allows it to cut off after 8 hours of working, saving energy and preventing any accident.
- Input AC 100 – 120V 50/60Hz, output 36V 1A (1000mA)
- maximum charging voltage up to 42V DC
- 30 days money-back guarantee
- Can charge scooters as well as hoverboards
- Long connector wires increase the area of application
- Indication light for charging
- one-year warranty period
- Won’t be able to charge a lead-acid battery
Hoverboard chargers come in a range of models, the cheap ones and the quality ones. The Cheap ones come with no warranty card and lose their credibility the moment you buy them. Though the quality chargers may be expensive, they will come with a guarantee.
Also, talking about the technical things, some chargers are suited for both lithium-ion and lead-acid type batteries. Still, some chargers can only be used for lead-acid or lithium-ion batteries, so read them before you use them.
Now, there are a few qualities that you should look for while buying a hoverboard charger:
Chargers integrated with a universal port are versatile enough to be used anywhere. One can rely upon these chargers. Non-universal port chargers are limited to only one sort of port, and you don’t need to find that port everywhere.
We all are well aware of the fact that power supplies in our homes are never uniform. Power supplies keep fluctuating all the time. It is a normal phenomenon, but our appliances are usually not designed to operate on variable power supplies. That is why appliances such as air conditioners are generally installed in a home with a stabilizer. That stabilizer helps regulate the power supply and keeps it uniform so that the circuits in the air conditioner don’t get ruined.
In the same way, when you buy a charger for your hoverboard, it should come with overload protection. If it doesn’t, then your charger and your hoverboard will not be able to survive for long.
Robust power cord
How often have you seen or experienced someone getting an electric shock from a broken wire or charging wires getting worn out after a few days of use? I have experienced it quite a few times, and it’s quite a bad experience. That is why I recommend you always go with a power cord that is robust enough to take some wear and tear. It should be durable enough to last a year because conditions can never be perfect. However we may try, wires will be bent, stuck, or tangled, but they should be strong enough to withstand all these cases.
This is one of the most, if not the most ignored, aspects when someone buys a charger. It’s simple: if a charger’s current output is not according to the needs of your hoverboard, it won’t work. That’s why you should always be aware of some of the technical specifications of your hoverboard so that you don’t end up buying the wrong charger.
Q1.Do companies provide chargers when they sell a hoverboard or do we have to buy one separately?
Ans: Most companies that sell hoverboards provide a charger with them, but there is a significantly large part of the market where the companies only sell hoverboards and not the charger. That is why there is a separate market for hoverboard chargers.
Some people make their chargers somehow by modifying laptop chargers. But it lacks reliability. However, if you have bought a hoverboard and want to experience it to the fullest, there is no harm in putting some money aside and buying a quality charger.
Q2.What is the charging time for a hoverboard? Is there any auto-cut feature?
Ans: Charging time for a hoverboard varies from model to model. There are hoverboards in the market that take about 1.5 hours to charge from 0 to 100 percent. But those are at the very high end of the market. Standard charging is about 2-3 hours, and for older models, it can take up to 5-6 hours with older technology and batteries.
Also, the auto-cut feature is only available on the top-end hoverboards. It’s still in its baby stage, and perhaps, it will take at least 2-3 years for the auto-cut feature to become mainstream.
Q3.Is there any such thing as overcharging on hoverboards?
Ans: Yes, there is. If left in charge for too long, the batteries will swell up, which can be dangerous. Thus, as soon as you put your hoverboard in charging, a red light will appear, indicating that it is being charged, and as soon as the red light turns green, it means that the hoverboard is fully charged, and you should remove the charger.
In this vast market of hoverboard chargers, there are a few chargers and companies that can indeed be relied upon. Those reliable chargers have been listed above. Though the list is not just limited to the few chargers I mentioned, my goal is to make you aware of them. Also, there isn’t a charger on this list that can charge lead-acid batteries, the reason being lead-acid batteries aren’t in use anymore. Almost all companies have switched to lithium-ion batteries now. You can buy any charger you want. It need not be from this list but be aware of what you are putting your money into.
So, this is my list of the best hoverboard chargers to buy. I trust you all liked it and got some value out of it. I also believe this will help take your hoverboarding experience to the next level.
Kiran Kotte is a 25 years old Youtuber. He is a tech geek and also codes sometimes. He writes on various topics like Technology, Blogging, Web designing, and SEO. He runs various other blogs under various niches.