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Are hoverboards safe to use?

A hoverboard has a lot of components inside which are responsible for its movement. Self-balancing scooters are becoming very popular among people nowadays. They are light weighted, smart as well as smooth to move around even in your home.They are fun and safe to ride.

Here are some of the components housed inside the board that makes them safe to use.

  • Logic board┬áthe so-called “brain” of the board
  • Built-in gyroscopic sensors
  • Infrared sensors
  • Steel frame
  • Pressure pads
  • Battery pack
  • LED lights
  • Charging port
  • Plastic shell
  • Electric motors
  • Speed sensors
  • Power switch

The Logic Board

BoardThe logic board serves as the brain of a hoverboard. This is where a processor processes the real-time status of the board, the speed that you are currently going, and the tilt of the wheels on each aside. It also controls the power of the board. This is where you can also set a limit for the max speed of the board.


Self-balancing scooters have two wheels on each side. This is where you can use the electric motors as well as the tilt and speed sensors. These sensors will detect the revolutions per minute or rpm of each wheel and send that real-time data to the gyroscope and speed control on the main body.

Gyroscope and Speed Control

This is where the data from the tilt and speed sensors housed inside the wheels are sent to. These data are then sent where they are to be processed.

Battery Pack

All hoverboards have one battery rechargeable pack inside it. The capacity of the battery depends mostly on the brand, but most of them are equipped with 36V 4400mAH battery packs. These can travel 10-15 miles on one full charge thus safe to ride. But this can change depending on the terrain, the speed, the incline and the weight of a rider.

Pressure Pads

The pressure pads on the houses pressure witches. When you lean forward, the front switch will be pushed down causing the board to move forward.

Tilt Sensors

The tilt sensors are responsible for telling the gyroscopic sensors how far you are leaning which are then sent to the logic board. So if you lean forwards more, the logic board will tell the electric motors to spin faster as it tries to match with your center of gravity.

BoardThe speed of a board depends mostly on its wheel size and the power of the electric motors. In average, hoverboards have an average top speed of 8 mph or 12.8 kph although there are some that are faster. Boards from the more popular brands have more torque in them which allows them to go faster and can scale up 5-10 degree inclines.

Checking the build quality of the board is vital. Also, when you are buying a hoverboard for the first time, it’s best if you choose the one which offers added protection for the board. This is to protect the board from bumps or crashes in case an accident happens.…