Hoverboards have become all the rage with people buying them all over the world and they sold like hot cakes in the holiday season. While they gained immense popularity there have also been safety concerns with people claiming that they explode due to the lithium ion batteries and unstable power control levels. But reputed brands have taken proper measures to ensure proper safety levels of these products here is everything you need to know about this enigmatic ‘toy’ and check for yourself how exactly these fascinating toys work and if you should be getting them.
The basic principle for the functioning of a hoverboard is that they have frames that pivot in the center and the electric motors and sensors that are included in the wheels. There are tilt angles, gyroscopes and other sensors that ensure the hoverboard is upright at all times and you will not have to worry about falling down at all. There are switches that are included under each footpad and they get triggered by the feet’s movement which is monitored by infrared LED sensors that send signals depending on the status of your feet. As long as you keep your feet flat it will not move but as you lean forward the motors will receive a signal that the person piloting it wants to move and the motherboard immediately turns on the motors and the hoverboard gets moving in whichever direction you pilot it towards. There is a lot of potential in the technology and we can expect hoverboards to come with even more advanced features and sensors. All of the wheels have their own sensors and they are independent of each other so you can move in circles and maneuver yourself just the way you want.
How to identify good quality hoverboards?
If you take the time to read through the minute specifications of these hoverboards from the top of the line brands you will notice that high-quality ones have all kinds of certifications like CC, FCC and RoHS. Good companies always good high-quality batteries from reputed manufacturers that are safe to use and have no chance of exploding during usage unless there is some damage done externally or internally. Another thing that you need to keep in mind when riding is that you should always use the official charger that comes with the product to ensure maximum longevity of your hoverboard and it will also prevent any kind of damage to the battery. High-quality hoverboards will never overheat and that is what makes them stand out from cheap variants. You can ride them for hours without any difficulties. When you are purchasing a hoverboard make sure that you check the specs thoroughly to ensure you are getting a product that is safe to use and you will never have any issues whatsoever.
The future of hoverboards
Due to the nature of their wheels hoverboards cannot be used outdoors. But the technology is changing and there are bigger wheels and better suspension mechanisms that are being added to them to ensure for more safety and a better riding experience overall.