Hoverboard Battery Replacement Choose from UL2271, Samsung, LG, & Basic - 36V MSDS, Fully Certified Lithium-Ion

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  1. Best hoverboard batteries
  2. Why hoverboard batteries stop working
  3. Upgrading to a safer battery
  4. Hoverboard battery types
  5. How to install a hoverboard battery
  6. Common hoverboard battery problems
  7. Hoverboard battery specifications
  8. Hoverboard battery compatibility 
  9. Hoverboard battery safety certificates

Hoverboard Battery Replacement

The best hoverboard battery replacement is a Samsung battery or an LG battery. We currently stock these are they are both very high quality replacement batteries for a hoverboard. In short, these are safe hoverboard batteries and we provide you with our documentation (bottom of page) to prove that they are the safest.

Hoverboard Battery Not Working?

There are many reasons why a hoverboard battery is not working all of the sudden. Having performed hundreds of repairs to hoverboards, we have found that the main culprit behind a broken hoverboard battery is related to two things:

  1. The use of a cheap Chinese (unbranded) hoverboard battery.
  2. The use of a non-UL listed hoverboard charger.

Upgrading to UL2271 Battery

If your hoverboard is more than 1-year old then we recommend upgrading to a new hoverboard battery. You may open your hoverboard and see a blue, green, or gray battery inside. This is a common battery type from 2014 to 2017. However, going into 2017 the best hoverboard battery is the UL2271 certified hoverboard battery.

You might look at your battery and wonder if the UL2271 hoverboard battery is compatible. The quick answer is yes, it is compatible. The long answer is that the new UL2271 certification required some changes to the design of the hoverboard battery to make it safer.

The changes made to hoverboard battery design is that the battery is now enclosed in a fire resistant plastic mold, has a temperature sensor inside, and also has the positive and negative wires heat-shrank together. This prevents you, or the manufacturer, from lodging screws into the wires, causing a potentially dangerous situation.

If you're wondering if the black hoverboard battery will fit where the blue hoverboard battery was, then answer again is yes it will. When you're installing the new UL2271 hoverboard battery you can also throw away the black battery cage, as it is no longer needed. We do recommend that you recycle the old lithium ion hoverboard battery. 

See the image below to look at what you will be upgrading from to the new UL2271 certified hoverboard battery.

Replacement Hoverboard Battery Comparison UL2271

Hoverboard Battery Types

UL2271 Batteries

The UL 2271 battery for hoverboards is a fully UL certified battery (view our UL 2271 battery certificate here) that meets the standards set forth by Underwriters Laboratories. The UL 2271 hoverboard battery has undergone numerous safety tests been scrutinized by the most picky of electrical engineers and has been stamped by UL with the infamous backwards "RU" icon.

Samsung UL2271 Battery

This UL2271 battery contains lithium ion cells made by Samsung. This is the best hoverboard battery in production. This battery has the best durability and is the longest lasting. With its ultra-performance design, this battery is a perfect fit for riders who need to depend on their battery for uses such as long distance trips, grounds security, valet, etc.

The UL2271 Samsung battery is what is used in most 2017 hoverboards as well as popular models such as the RockSaw, Halo Rover, and EPIKGO off-road hoverboards.

Basic UL2271 Battery

The basic UL2271 battery uses a battery cell made by domestic factory in China. It is still rated higher than other battery types, but does not have as much durability and use-time as the Samsung cell batteries. A great battery if you don't need to depend on your hoverboard lasting over 6 hours.

Here is a an example of what our UL certified hoverboard battery packs look like:

RockSaw, Halo Rover, EPIKGO Hoverboard Battery

The best off-road hoverboards use the best hoverboard battery, which is the HY-BSE-1002U battery. This battery is rugged in all senses of the words, and its been specifically crafted to fit into top hoverboard models such as the following:

  • RockSaw Hoverboard
  • Halo Rover Hoverboard
  • EPIKGO Hoverboard

All batteries for Halo Rover, EPIKGO, and RockSaw models are UL2272 parts. Alone, the batteries carry a UL2271 rating, which simply means that the battery is certified separately and is being sold outside of the hoverboard itself.

If you own an EPIKGO, Halo Rover, or RockSaw hoverboard and need a replacement battery, then the HY-BSE-1002U battery is the one to get.

EPIKGO Halo Rover Battery

Regular Batteries

Regular batteries are the most common battery for hoverboards that people recognize. They typically come in blue heat-shrink materials, but the material can sometimes also be gray or green.

The main difference between a regular hoverboard battery and a UL certified hoverboard battery is the housing and the heat shrink that goes over the positive and negative wires.

Basic Battery

The best value battery replacement for hoverboards is our basic battery. These batteries use domestic cells inside of them and are a great option for those who need a cheap hoverboard battery replacement and are on a budget.

Here is an example of what our basic hoverboard battery packs look like:

Samsung Battery

The Samsung hoverboard battery is known to be the safest battery that is wrapped in shrink wrap. A great option if you're looking for a safe hoverboard battery that won't start on fire, but you're on a budget. These batteries are manufactured by many companies, who then use Samsung battery cells inside to power the 36v 4.4Ah li-on battery packs.

Here is an example of what our Samsung hoverboard battery packs look like:

Kids 4.5" Batteries

These batteries are made exclusively for the kid sized 4.5" hoverboards. They will NOT fit in any other model. We sell these rare and hard to find batteries because nobody else has the kid hoverboard or little bear batteries available.

Below you will find a picture of these batteries and an example of a hoverboard model they are compatible with:

How to Install a Hoverboard Battery

Installing your new replacement hoverboard battery is relatively simple, and anybody that's fairly handy should be able to handle the task. We have a full length repair guide on how to install a hoverboard battery here on our website.

Common Hoverboard Battery Problems

During the explosion in the popularity of hoverboards around Christmas of 2015, many manufacturers in China were rushing to sell as many hoverboards as they could. Retailers across the world, including in the United States, gobbled them up as cheap and as quickly as possible.

China soon realized that they could include cheap common Chinese batteries in their hoverboards to save on costs. Unfortunately, these hoverboard batteries had problems, causing many fires to happen due to these batteries.

The solution to a bad hoverboard battery, such as the Chinese batteries, is to replace it with a branded battery such as Samsung or LG. We also don't mind the Panasonic batteries either. 

Hoverboard Battery Explosion

There have been numerous reports of hoverboard batteries exploding around the world. Although the odds of encountering a hoverboard battery explosion are actually quite slim, we still strongly suggest using a Samsung hoverboard battery or an LG hoverboard battery. This is especially true if you're doing a replacement.

Using a branded hoverboard battery gives you that piece of mind that the product is high quality, and high quality is the only thing we will sell to our customers.

Despite many theories, a hoverboard battery explosion is actually caused by cheap batteries with defective cells being used inside of them, coupled with non-UL listed hoverboard chargers (get a UL Listed hoverboard charger here).

Dangerous Chinese Battery Video

The following is a video of what the inside of a potentially dangerous "Common Chinese Battery" looks like. Make sure to only buy Samsung hoverboard battery or buy LG hoverboard battery!


Hoverboard Battery Type: Samsung & LG
Technology: Lithium-Ion Battery
Voltage: Hoverboard battery 36V
Capacity: 4.4Ah  Power: 158W 
Cut-off voltage: 26V 
Maximum Voltage: 42V
Structure: 10S2P
Internal Cells: 18650 Chinese, LG, or Samsung
Max. discharging current: 30amp 
Max Continuous Discharging Amperage: 20 Amps 
Rated Discharging Amperage: 15 Amps 
Charging Current: <5 Amps 
Charging Voltage: 43.2 Volts 
Dimensions: 133mm x 60mm x 85mm 
Net Weight: 970g 
Run time: 12-15miles (Depends on weight and road condition) 
Lifecycle: > 95% capacity after 1000 cycles.
Certifications: MSDS, FC, CE, RoHS, UL2271, UL2272

Compatible Replacement Hoverboard Battery

Our hoverboard batteries are universal for most hoverboards. We are 100% certain that our batteries will work as replacements for the following battery models:

  • HPK-07 (E482809)
  • GB/T 18287 2000
  • Yanang YY/10S2P/18650/2.2A
  • Jiangxi First New Energy Model XCY10S2P (Cells: FST18650BE-2000mAh)
  • HY-BSE-1002US (10INCMR 19/66-2)
  • HY-BSE-1002U
  • Elitop HY102SP
  • Swagtron SentryShield for T3 (GP-S91-466590-010L)

Incompatible Hoverboard Batteries

Unfortunately, we are not able to replace the following batteries:

  • Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Battery

Hoverboard Battery Safety Certificates

All of our hoverboard parts are high quality, and we stand behind every single product that we sell. That is why are happily providing you with following documentation regarding the safety tests performed on the batteries that we sell.

Hoverboard Battery Certification Files

Here are our hoverboard battery safety certificates for the Samsung & LG batteries that we use in our hoverboards and sell on this page.

Frequently Asked Questions About Self Balancing Electric Scooters

Common Hoverboard Battery Questions:

Do I need to charge my hoverboard battery before using it?

Yes, you should fully charge your new LG / Samsung hoverboard battery before using it. Shipping companies only allow the hoverboard battery to be charged no higher than 30% for safe transportation.

Do I need to "break-in" my hoverboard battery?

Yes, all hoverboard batteries require a "break-in" period to reach optimal performance. We recommend following these steps as a best practice:

  1. Fully charge the hoverboard battery upon receiving it.
  2. Completely discharge the hoverboard battery the 1st time you use it.
  3. Fully charge the hoverboard battery again.
  4. Repeat steps 2 through 3 for two more cycles.

Following this process will ensure that your hoverboard battery is returning maximum ride time. You don't want to partially charge or discharge the batteries during this crucial break-in period. Doing this will result in less line voltage fluctuations under load.

How long will my hoverboard battery hold its charge?

All hoverboard batteries discharge themselves over time, whether they are in use or not. The rate in which a hoverboard battery self-discharges itself depends on the temperature in which it is stored. Extreme temperatures will have a greater effect on the battery life, and will therefore drain it at a much faster pace than under ideal storage conditions. For optimum storage life, we recommend storing your new hoverboard battery at temperatures ranging between 60-75 degrees fahrenheit.

How often do I need to charge my batteries if I'm not using my hoverboard?

As mentioned in the last question, hoverboard batteries self-drain themselves whether they are in use or not. For optimum battery life, we recommend topping off your new hoverboard batteries at least once every 90 days.

Is it normal for the batteries to get warm when recharging them?

Yes, hoverboard batteries become warm when they are being recharged. This is due to the fact that there is an increase in the internal resistance of the battery, and less energy efficiency from electric energy to chemical energy.

How long will my hoverboard battery last until I need to replace it?

The lifespan of your new hoverboard battery will depend on how you use it and over what course of time. In general, you should be able to get years of life from your new hoverboard battery. However, all batteries have a lifespan. We expect the LG / Samsung battery to last approximately 600 cycles until they should be replaced.

Average Shipping Time
*Above figure is estimated. Go to UPS.com to view current shipping times. Our zip is 89103.

USA Domestic Delivery

All orders will receive confirmation immediately upon purchase. Once the product is shipped out, you will receive an email with your tracking information. Most all hoverboards are shipped via UPS Ground. All other products are either shipped via USPS First-Class, USPS Priority Mail, or UPS Ground.

For all orders made within the United States most orders take between 3 and 10 days to arrive. If you haven't received your product by this time, you may call us at 1-888-HOVER-11 (1-888-468-3711) for status.

If you have not received your order by the 21st day, please contact us and we will gladly open an investigation for you.

Canada Delivery

We deliver to Canada. If you live near a border city, we strongly suggest shipping your order to a receiving company in that city. This is a very common practice, especially for Amazon buyers.

If you do not live near a border city, then we will ship you the hoverboard without a battery, and have the battery shipped to you separately. You may then install the hoverboard battery when you receive both packages. Doing this helps us get your hoverboard to you faster.

International Delivery

International delivery is dependent on the location and availability of the product you have ordered. Hoverboards are sometimes very difficult to handle with the customs of some countries, while other counties are easier.

Almost all international orders are drop-shipped through our main supplier. Due to customs reasons, hoverboards sent internationally will not have StreetSaw branding applied, and will be received in generic packaging with generic paperwork. Again, this makes customs receiving easier for most countries.

View full shipping policy here ->

What is Covered Under Free Warranty

All of our products are backed by our world-class warranty. Should there by ANY manufacturer's defects to your hoverboard whatsoever within 90 days of purchase, we will do everything in our power to ensure your device is working correctly.

The details of our warranty cover any defects in manufacturing that prevents you from enjoying your device. These type of defects include things such as:

  • Hoverboards that won't balance
  • Hoverboards that won't charge
  • Hoverboards that won't turn on
  • Hoverboards that won't won't turn off
  • Loose charger port
  • Hoverboards with red light blinking

View full warranty policy here ->

What is Not Covered

There may be times when things go wrong, but they're not covered. These are generally incidental problems such as:

  • Charger stuck in charging port due to incorrect positioning
  • Hoverboard stops working because it got wet
  • Hoverboard was dropped or crashed
  • Cosmetic abrasions such as scratches, chips, or dents

Extended Warranties Available

If you're concerned that your hoverboard may not last, then we also offer extended warranty protection. This coverage is offered directly by our company, and extends the 90-day warranty to the time that you have purchased. Available extended warranties include the following:

  • 1 Year Extended Warranty
  • 2 Year Extended Warranty
  • 3 Year Extended Warranty

You may only purchase an extended warranty at the same time as you've purchased your hoverboard, or before it has shipped.

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Aside from our stellar premium quality products, people love to buy from StreetSaw for a wide variety of reasons. These reasons include:

Based in United States of America

Unlike a lot of our competitors, we're based in the good 'ol USA. We also stock our inventory here as well, so no worrying about whether your purchase is going to take weeks and be shipped from China.

We are a REAL Store

We're not just online! We have a real legit retail store, and are headquartered in fabulous Las Vegas, NV. You can come visit us anytime!

We REPAIR Hoverboards

We repair hoverboards, and not just StreetSaw brand. We know the ins and outs of hoverboards, unlike big-box retail.

Someone Always Answers the Phone, 24/7

We actually answer our phones, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Just try it, (and then try our competitors): 1-888-HOVER-11

In Business Since 2015, the Beginning of the Hoverboard Craze

We've been in business since the people were going nuts over hoverboards in 2015, and our love for them only continues to grow.

No Recalls & Free Downloadable Safety PDF

We've NEVER been subject to any of those crazy recalls or safety lawsuits. On top of that, we offer all of our visitors an EXCLUSIVE 26-page PDF report about the safety of riding a hoverboard. You can get a copy of our hoverboard safety PDF here.

Our Customers Love Us!

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