1.What is hoverboard

self-balancing scooter or self-balancing two-wheeled board, commonly referred to as a "hoverboard", is a type of portable, rechargeable battery-powered scooter. They typically consist of two wheels arranged side-by-side, with two small platforms between the wheels, on which the rider stands. The device is controlled by the rider's feet, standing on the built-in gyroscopic,sensored pads.Each electrically-powered hoverboard is stabilised by a gyro, and will move forward or backwards when you lean slightly in that direction. Steering is a matter of leaning further forward on one foot.


2.What is the main components of a hoverboard

1)A steel frame with a central pivot

2)A logic board

3)Two gyroscopes

4)Two infrared sensors

5)Two electric motors (located inside the wheels)

6)Two tilt/speed sensors (located inside the wheels)

7)Charging port

8)Power switch

9)A battery pack

10)Pressure pads

11)A plastic shell


3.About hoverboard’s working principle

1)The Wheel Sensor:The wheels of the hoverboard house the electric motors themselves. They also contain a tilt and speed sensor. This detects the rpm (revolutions per minute) of the individual wheel, and sends it to the gyroscope and speed control boards, located inside the main body, right next to the wheels.

2)Gyroscope/ Speed Control Boards:The gyroscope and speed control boards receive the rpms and tilt information from the sensor inside the wheels, and they, in turn, send it to the main logic board.

3)The Main Logic Board:The logic board is the “brain” of your hoverboard, and it’s where the processor computes in real time the status of the board, the speed at which you’re travelling, and the relative speed and tilt of the individual wheels.It also controls the power management of the board.

4)The Battery Pack:The battery pack is what keeps your board going. There are different packs out there, but the vast majority of them are 36V 4400mAH battery packs.


4.What is UL certification for hoverboard

UL supports retailers and manufacturers by offering electrical and fire-safety testing and certification under UL 2272. This standard evaluates the safety of the electrical drive train system and battery and charger system combinations of hoverboards and other 1-wheel, 2-wheel, x-wheel (which includes hoverboards).http://www.ul.com/hoverboards/


5.What features do hoverboard come with

1)LED headlights: so you can see, and others can see you while riding.

2)Bluetooth speakers: share your music and cruise around.

3)Remote control: for anti-theft and convenience.


6.What is the hoverboard top speed

An Hoverboard’s top speed is determined by a few different factors: the wheel size, the electric motors’ power and the safety choices of the company.hoverboard speed limit most range from 6-10 mph (although there are a few exceptions)Let’s go over a list of hoverboards in order of their top speed:

1)Chic Smart

The maximum speed of Chic Smart for 10 km/hour.

2)The Swagway X1

The Swagway X1 is definitely faster when it comes to 6.5 inch hoverboards. Its top speed is 10 mph (16 kph).

3)Powerboard

This is another model with 6.5″ tired and has top speed of 8MPH.

4)Glyro 8 inch Turbo Hoverboard and 6.5 inch hoverboard

The Glyro is nice and fast, though not quite as fast as the Swagway. 8 inch hoverboard unit utilizes 8″in wheels which helps to contribute to its top speed of 13mph. 6.5 inch hoverboard reaches a top speed of 8 mph (12.8 kph)


7.What is the hoverboard weight limit

Different companies use different batteries and motors, and that determines what the hoverboard limit is gonna be.This a rough estimate of weight limit for a hoverboard:

1)A 4.5" hoverboard weight limit is 120 lbs. (55 KG.)

2)The 6.5" hoverboard has a suggested weight limit of 220 lbs. (100 KG.)

3)An 8" hoverboard has a recommended weight limit of up to 265 lbs. (120 KG.)

4)10" hoverboards have a maximum load capacity of 330 lbs. (150KG.)


8.About hoverboard’s batteries

Lithium-ions batteries are common in home electronics. Many hoverboards are powered by lithium-ion batteries. A lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ions move from the negative electrodeto the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging. Li-ion batteries use an intercalated lithium compound as one electrode material, compared to the metallic lithium used in a non-rechargeable lithium battery. The electrolyte, which allows forionic movement, and the two electrodes are the constituent components of a lithium-ion battery cell. Chemistry, performance, cost and safety characteristics vary across LIB types. Lithium-ion batteries can be dangerous under some conditions and can pose a safety hazard since they, they contain a flammable electrolyte and are kept pressurized. Because of this, the testing standards for these batteries are more stringent, requiring both a broader range of test conditions and additional battery-specific tests.


9.What is hoverbosrd safety gear

The best way to ensure safety from injury while riding a hoverboard is by wearing safety gear.

1)Helmets for Hoverboards:Kids are advised to wear helmets while hoverboarding and adults and teenagers probably couldn’t go wrong by wearing helmets too– especially if they’re planning on hoverboarding on uneven surfaces or doing tricks on ramps, etc. Helmets come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and designs.Make sure the helmets meet current safety standards and are made for multi-sport purposes (like skating or skateboarding).

2)Protective Pads for Hoverboards:While riding an electric self balancing scooter or hoverboard, the knee, elbow and wrists are three body parts that are exposed the most and are therefore the prime targets for broken bones. The pads is essential for people.

3)Nighttime Safety Shoe Lights and Glowing Wristbands for Hoverboard Riders:Some hoverboards have LED lights on them for night time safety and visibility, but not all of them. And some hoverboards that do have lights only have lights on their front, not the back of the unit. So they are necessary.


10.What are hoverboard accessories

1)Hoverboard Bag:it protected the hoverboard well from any knocks and bumps while not in use

2)Hoverboard Decals:hoverboard decals come with varied designs which allow you to customize your hoverboard the way you like it. They are available in numerous styles and can be perfect to spice up your hoverboard.

3)Hoverboard Body Protector Guards:These are protective stripes which can be pasted on various important exposed sections of hoverboards which can get damaged in case of accidental falls. It protects the hoverboard from any unsightly marks and increases the lifespan of your hoverboard.