One of the main issues today about hoverboards or two-wheel self-balancing scooters is safety and potential fire hazard. You can find tones of articles covering stories about fires and explosions on hoverboards across the World. And it is really happening, maybe not so often as those articles implying but it happens. And if you remember, same articles about fire and explosion risks where pretty often few years ago when they wrote about battery risks at smartphones like in this article or this one. So, hoverboards are potential fire hazard due to possibility of low quality batteries installed in them.
How to fight against possible fire and explosion of the hoverboard and why this is happening? You must know that there is great number of factories, not only in China, that are producing Li-ion batteries used for hoverboards, smartphones and other devices. Li-ion batteries are packed with an incredible amount of energy, and are slightly more volatile than disposable alkaline batteries. Because of that there is growing number of air-freight companies which are not comfort with transport of Li-ion battery shipments and some of them have banned that kind of shipments. In order to compete on the market some of the producers are producing low quality Li-ion batteries which can easily explode or combust due to lack of production standards and cheap material flaws. So, you need to buy quality and certified batteries and battery chargers for your hoverboard in order to avoid explained risks.
Best available certified chargers for hoverboards
1. EvaPlus 42V Hoverboard Charger , UL, FCC, CE, RoHS approved – This charger is suitable for hoverboards, scooters, drifting boards etc. which has the same charger interface and voltage. Input voltage range is 100-240V and output is 42V, 2.0A. Also, it comes with LED charging indicator for more convenient use and short circuit and overload and overvoltage protection.
2. FutureBatt Charger for Hoverboard/Two-Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters – This Li-ion battery charger and has input voltage range 100-240V, ~50/60 Hz, 2A(max) and output 42V/2A,84W. It is UL / FCC / CE / RoHS approved. Charger has 2 LED indicators: RED – charging in progress and GREEN – charge full/disconnect. The producer of this charger provides 1 year warranty and 24/7 e-mail support.
3. Fancy Buying Hoverboard Charger, (42V 2000mA 1.6A Adapter) – This charger has indication light to show that the charging is completed and Short Circuit Protection and comes with full 12 month warranty.