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Hoverboard Battery Replacement Choose from UL2271, Samsung, LG, & Basic - 36V MSDS, Fully Certified Lithium-Ion
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:
- The use of a cheap Chinese (unbranded) hoverboard battery.
- 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 2016. 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.
Hoverboard Battery Types
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.
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.
The best value battery replacement for hoverboards is our basic 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.
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
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.
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.
- Hoverboard Battery Safety UL Listing Certificate
- Hoverboard Battery Safety Certificate 1
- Hoverboard Battery Safety Certificate 2
Common Hoverboard Battery Questions:
- Do I need to charge my hoverboard battery before using it?
- Do I need to "break-in" my hoverboard battery?
- How long will my hoverboard battery hold its charge?
- How often do I need to charge my batteries if I'm not using my hoverboard?
- Is it normal for the batteries to get warm when recharging them?
- How long will my hoverboard battery last until I need to replace it?
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:
- Fully charge the hoverboard battery upon receiving it.
- Completely discharge the hoverboard battery the 1st time you use it.
- Fully charge the hoverboard battery again.
- 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.