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Solving Hoverboard Battery Life Issues for Longer Rides

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 60-90 minutes

Steps: 5

Words: 1100


Are you experiencing battery life issues with your generic two-wheel self-balancing scooter made in China? If your hoverboard's battery doesn't last long, this guide will help you identify and fix the problem, ensuring longer ride times. 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 battery: [Amazon link] / [ link]

Top Cause: A weak or faulty battery is the most common cause for shortened battery life in hoverboards.

Top Solution: Replacing the weak or faulty battery with a new one is the most common solution.


This guide will help you resolve your hoverboard's battery life issues, allowing for longer rides and improved performance. DIY repairs can be risky, so always consult a professional if you're unsure about any step.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Access the battery

  • 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 2: Test the battery

  • Use a multimeter to test the battery's voltage. A healthy battery should read around 36-42 volts. If the voltage is significantly lower or doesn't hold a charge, the battery may be weak or faulty.
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Step 3: Check battery capacity

  • Look for the battery's capacity rating, usually indicated in milliamp-hours (mAh) or watt-hours (Wh). A higher capacity battery will provide a longer runtime.
  • If your battery has a low capacity, consider replacing it with a higher-capacity battery to improve battery life.
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Step 4: Replace the battery (if necessary)

  • If the battery is weak, faulty, or has low capacity, replace it with a new one (links provided in the "Parts" section).
  • Carefully remove the old battery, disconnecting its wires, and install the new one, ensuring all connections are secure.
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Step 5: Test your hoverboard

  • Turn on your hoverboard and test it to ensure the battery replacement has resolved the issue. You should experience longer ride times and improved performance.
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By following this guide, you should be able to resolve battery life issues with your hoverboard, allowing for longer rides and an improved experience. 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 with the bottom cover removed, revealing the battery compartment.
    • Alt-tag: Hoverboard with exposed battery compartment
  • Image 2: Testing the battery's voltage with a multimeter.
    • Alt-tag: Using a multimeter to test the battery's voltage
  • Image 3: Close-up of the battery's capacity rating label.
    • Alt-tag: Battery capacity rating label
  • Image 4: Replacing the old battery with a new, higher-capacity battery.
    • Alt-tag: Installing a new, higher-capacity battery in the hoverboard
  • Image 5: Testing the hoverboard after battery replacement.
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