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How to Test Your Hoverboard Battery with a Multimeter

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 15-30 minutes

Steps: 5

Words: 1032


If you suspect your generic two-wheel self-balancing scooter made in China has a faulty battery, using a multimeter can help determine the battery's condition. This guide will help you test the battery with a multimeter, ensuring a safe and efficient process. Designed for beginners, this guide requires basic technical knowledge. Proceed with caution, and only follow this guide if you understand the risks involved.


  • Flat surface
  • Small Phillips screwdriver: [Amazon link]
  • Multimeter: [Amazon link]


  • Replacement hoverboard battery (if necessary): [Amazon link] / [ link]


This guide will help you test your hoverboard battery using a multimeter, ensuring a safe and efficient process. DIY repairs can be risky, so always consult a professional if you're unsure about any step.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Turn off the hoverboard and disconnect the charger

  • Ensure your hoverboard is turned off and disconnected from any charger before proceeding.
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Step 2: Access the battery compartment

  • Place the hoverboard on a flat surface.
  • Use a small Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws securing the bottom cover, revealing the battery compartment.
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Step 3: Set up the multimeter

  • Turn on your multimeter and set it to the DC voltage setting (typically denoted by a "V" symbol with straight lines).
  • Make sure the red probe is connected to the positive (+) port, and the black probe is connected to the negative (-) port.
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Step 4: Test the battery with the multimeter

  • Carefully touch the red probe to the battery's positive (+) terminal and the black probe to the negative (-) terminal.
  • The multimeter should display the battery's voltage. A healthy hoverboard battery should read around 36-42 volts.
  • If the reading is significantly lower or fluctuates, the battery may be faulty and require replacement.
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Step 5: Close the battery compartment and take necessary actions

  • If the battery is in good condition, replace the bottom cover and secure it with the screws you removed earlier.
  • If the battery is faulty, consider following our guide on "How to Install Hoverboard Battery" to replace the battery with a new one.
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By following this guide, you should be able to test your hoverboard battery using a multimeter safely and efficiently. Regular maintenance is essential for the longevity of your hoverboard. If you encounter any issues or have questions about any step, consult a professional. For more troubleshooting tips and repair guides, consider joining our mailing list.


  • Image 1: Hoverboard turned off and disconnected from the charger.
    • Alt-tag: Hoverboard turned off and disconnected
  • Image 2: Hoverboard with the bottom cover removed, revealing the battery compartment.
    • Alt-tag: Hoverboard with exposed battery compartment
  • Image 3: Multimeter set to DC voltage setting with probes connected.
    • Alt-tag: Multimeter set up for testing hoverboard battery
  • Image 4: Testing the battery with the multimeter.
    • Alt-tag: Testing hoverboard battery with a multimeter
  • Image 5: Closing the battery compartment and taking necessary actions.
    • Alt-tag: Closing hoverboard battery compartment and taking necessary actions
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