I. Precautions for Rider Safety:
- Weight Limits for Riding the Hoverboard:The hoverboard has a minimum weight requirement and a maximum weight limit for the rider. This feature has been designed to ensure that the hoverboard self-balances each time without the risk of overloading.The maximum weight limit is 120 kg, while, the minimum weight restriction is 30 kg.
- Speed and Battery Mileage:The batteries in the packaging are designed to go up to 18-20 km on a single charge. Of course, this mileage depends on a number of factors. Even factors such as terrain and weather conditions can affect the mileage of the hoverboard. Here are a few things that affect your hoverboard’s performance:I. The ride terrain has a major effect on the hoverboard. Smoother terrain aids a smoother ride with higher speeds, while uneven terrain calls for a bumpy ride. Of course, the mileage will be more on a smooth road than on a bumpy road.
II. Rider load on the hoverboard will have an impact on speed and mileage too. Heavier loads, closer to the higher limit will slow down the board, and give you significantly less distance on a single charge. On the other hand, lighter riders can go faster.
III. How you ride the hoverboard also has an impact on its overall performance, mileage, etc. If you keep stopping periodically while riding, it is going to bring down the distance you can travel before having to charge again.
- Speed Limiters and Speed Alarms:Our hoverboards have a built-in speed limiter, engineered to limit the hoverboard’s maximum speed to 18 kh/h. There is also a built-in speed alarm, which starts to beep as and when you cross 10 km/h. To stop the beeping, all you have to do is slow down.We’ve added speed limiters and speed alarms to ensure that the rider does not speed on the hoverboard, thereby avoiding the risk of hitting obstacles or pedestrians.
II. Instructions – how to ride a self-balancing board?
Here’s how you should get on the hoverboard for the first time:
- Switch on the hoverboard by pressing the ON switch on the hoverboard’s panel.
- Try getting on the hoverboard, one foot at a time. Put one foot on the hoverboard, and wait for a light to turn on. As soon as the light turns on, place your other foot on the footpad, and try to balance yourself.
- Adjust your center of gravity to balance yourself. You can do this by moving here and there, leaning forwards or backward.
III. How should you ride the hoverboard safely?
- As you must’ve learned, a hoverboard is not very difficult to ride. Try going forwards and backwards by leaning forward and backward, respectively.
- Learn how to make turns, right and left. Also, learn how you should and should not bend on the hoverboard to avoid a bad fall.
- Getting off a hoverboard is just as important as getting on it. One has to keep the balance of the board in mind while getting off the hoverboard. For this, take one foot off the hoverboard and then the other. Make sure that you keep the board balanced all this while.
- Never jump off your hoverboard as this could cause injuries.
IV. Built-in Protective Functions
Though our hoverboards are designed to give you a smooth run, there can be a few issues coming up in due course. You should know that there are quite a few protective functions that the hoverboard deploys to protect itself and its rider. The protective features include continuous vibration, flashing of red lights, and switching off of the hoverboard.
The following may trigger the protective features of the hoverboard to kick in:
- The hoverboard is charging.
- The battery level is low.
- The rider is less than 30 kg in weight.
- The rider exceeds the maximum weight limit of 120 kg.
- The speed alarm goes off at speeds above 10 km/h.
- The hoverboard cannot climb on inclines above 35 degrees.
V. Safe Hoverboard Practicing Guidelines:
Here are a few tips to help you practice safely:
- Avoid tight clothing and wear comfortable clothes.
- Do not practice your hoverboard in public places – you stand chances to injure yourself and others. Instead, practice riding your hoverboard in a closed space that is large enough, with no obstacles.
- Practicing on smooth, even surfaces will help you get used to the balancing aspect of riding quite easily. It is impossible to avoid uneven surfaces all the time – if you come across an uneven patch of road, slow down your speed and try balancing yourself through it.
- Being able to ride the board properly isn’t enough – you should be able to avoid obstacles smartly. For this, incorporate a few obstacles in your practice. You could use simple, everyday items such as garden chair for this purpose.
VI. Safe Use Guidelines:
This section explicitly states all the best user-friendly and safety-conscious tips on handling your hoverboard.
- Read the instruction manual before attempting to ride the hoverboard. We recommend you read the manual even if you’re well accustomed to riding boards. This can prevent injuries due to misoperation.
- Use protective equipment when riding the hoverboard to prevent injuries in case of an accident.
- Hoverboards are meant to carry only one person at a time.
- The motor of the hoverboard must not be tampered with by unauthorized personnel. Do not use duplicate spare parts to fix the engine, as that could void your warranty.
- The minimum weight requirement is 30 kgs. Therefore, children weighing below 30 kg cannot ride this hoverboard.
- Move yourself according to obstacles on the road. Avoid hitting pedestrians and other such obstacles to ensure your and others’ safety. For this purpose, we recommend you keep your speed within 10 km/h.
- Don’t tighten up your body while riding the hoverboard. Keep yourself flexible, and bend the knees to use them as a passive suspension mechanism.
- Both of your feet should be placed on the pads at an equal distance for even distribution of pressure.
- The hoverboard has a speed limiter set at 18 km/h. However, it is recommended you ride below 10 km/h, so as to not let the speed alarm go off. This also ensures rider safety.
- Maintain adequate distance with other hoverboards while riding to prevent accidents.
- Keep your attention focused on the path and any obstacles on the road.
- Do not use your mobile phone while riding the hoverboard. Do not answer calls or even use earphones.
- Do not ride your hoverboard over ice, wet surfaces, sand, etc. This could damage your board, which will not be covered in warranty.
- Avoid falling off the hoverboard due to imbalance by controlling your balance at all times while riding the board.
- Always ride the hoverboard while wearing full protective gears.
VII. Battery Information & Longevity Tips:
This section educates the user on how the battery works, ideal battery working conditions, and what you should do when you notice that something is off.
Battery Power Low: The red light blinking near the battery pack indicates a weak battery level. The hoverboard is very low on charge. It needs to be charged – you can do this by plugging in the charger into the hoverboard and a power socket. A light comes up which indicates that your hoverboard is now charging. Do not attempt to open the battery pack all by yourself. Do not continue riding the board if you see smoke or smell a strong odor coming from the battery pack.
Use the batteries in moderate temperature: The temperature and weather conditions you operate the hoverboard in will have a lasting impact on the battery’s performance, as well as its life. The battery cannot perform optimally in temperatures above 40 degrees celsius. Hotter weather also implies a longer battery-charging time.