How To Charge A Hoverboard Without A Charger?

Besides being totally fun, hoverboards are an awesome way to get from place to place and have been shown to be able to burn calories, improve your overall posture and even help to elevate your coordination, balance, and focusing skills.

The only catch? They need to be fully charged in order for you to use them!

All hoverboards come with a charger upon purchasing, but let’s face it: everyday life is busy, to say the least! Even though you might try to always make sure that you have your hoverboard charger at hand, there’s likely going to be some situations where you misplace it or simply forget to bring it along with you. So, is there a way to charge it without its original charger?

If you’re currently asking yourself this question, then this is where we come in to lend you a helping hand. To help answer your question, in this guide, we are going to be talking you through everything you need to know regarding charging your hoverboard – both with and without a charger! So, whenever you’re ready, let’s jump right in. 

How To Charge A Hoverboard With A Charger

Before we get any further into how to charge a hoverboard without a charger, we first think that it would be a great idea to talk you through how to charge your hoverboard with a charger – especially if you have yet to even charge your hoverboard yet! Check out the steps below:

  • Make sure that your hoverboard has been switched off correctly: First things first, you’re going to want to make sure that your hoverboard has been properly switched off, as keeping your hoverboard turned on while you are charging could impact the charging performance of your hoverboard. If your hoverboard is already flat then this won’t be an issue, but if it is simply on a low battery or you want to give it a charging top-up, then you should ensure that the hoverboard has been effectively turned off by holding its power button down until you can see that it has been turned off.
  • Ensure that there is no damage to your hoverboard: So, even though this step is optional, we still strongly recommend that you make sure to always carry out this quick check to ensure that there is no damage to your hoverboard system and charger. To do this, inspect the charger to see if there are any damages to the pins, as well as the cable. If there are, then you should refrain from using the charger and get a new one. As for the board, if you can see any obvious signs of damage, then you should refrain from charging it until you have gotten it fixed, as this could be a fire hazard.
  • Connect the charger and allow your hoverboard to charge: If you’re satisfied that neither your hoverboard nor its charger is damaged and is safe to use, then you can proceed to begin charging your hoverboard! For the most part, you should find that there is a light on your hoverboard (situated near the charging port) that will indicate to you when your hoverboard has been fully charged. However, if you are unsure, then we recommend that you refer to your owner’s manual, where you will be able to find all of the relevant information regarding charging your hoverboard. Once your hoverboard is fully charged, you can go ahead and disconnect the charger and begin to use it. It’s as easy as that!
  • Next, we will look at how to charge a hoverboard without a charger!

How To Charge A Hoverboard Without A Charger

So, what do you do in the instance that you need to charge your hoverboard but you don’t currently have your hoverboard charger to hand? Whether it be from busy, everyday life or simply an accident, there’s likely going to be some moments that you discover that you have accidentally misplaced or forgotten your charger, which means that it is a good idea to make sure that you’re well aware of the charging alternatives that are available to you.

To cut a long story short, there really is no “safe” alternative to charging your hoverboard without its original charger. If you’ve already begun researching alternative ways to charge your hoverboard without its original charger, then you might have heard about using a laptop or universal charger in place of the original when you don’t have it to hand.

While this is something that you could consider doing, we strongly recommend that you refrain from attempting to charge your hoverboard with an alternative charger, as this could cause it to become damaged.

On top of potentially damaging your hoverboard and rendering it unusable, there is also a safety issue with using an alternative charger, as inserting a charger that hasn’t been specially designed for use with your hoverboard could impact its charging ability.

Due to this, this could then cause your hoverboard’s system to work extra hard to try and charge with the incorrect charger, and this could potentially lead to a fire if your hoverboard’s internal charging system begins to overheat. 

Wrapping Up

There we have it! After reading through this article, we’re hoping that you now have a much clearer understanding of how to charge your hoverboard when you don’t have a charger. Ideally, you’re going to want to make sure that you are always using the proper charger, as using an alternative (such as a laptop charger) is not only potentially dangerous but could also cause damage to your hoverboard’s charging socket.

If you do find yourself without a charger and you’re stuck with a flat hoverboard, then we strongly recommend that you opt to refrain from using an alternative charger and instead wait until you are able to once again use your hoverboard’s charger as usual. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. 

We hope you enjoyed this article on how to charge a hoverboard without a charger!

Cathy Welks
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