FAQs

ARE SELF BALANCE BOARDS (HOVERBOARDS) SAFE?

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global leader in testing, inspection, certification, auditing and validation. The UL Mark is the single most accepted Certification Mark in the United States, appearing on 22 billion products annually.
UL supports retailers and manufacturers by offering electrical and fire-safety testing and certification under UL 2272, Electrical Systems for Self-Balancing Scooters. This standard evaluates the safety of the electrical drive train system and battery and charger system combinations.

WHAT BRAND SELF BALANCE BOARDS DOES HOVER 559 CARRY AND ARE THEY CERTIFIED?

Hover559.com carries self balance boards manufactured and distributed by Tomlu Technology Incorporated. Tomlu Tech Inc. self balance boards have been certified by Underwriters Laboratories. Most brands that cannot be located on the UL site can be determined to be counterfeit. Link provided below for your convenience, safety, and comfort.

http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/index.html

HOW FAST CAN SELF BALANCE BOARDS GO?

Self balance boards can reach speeds up to 12 MPH. Riders should not ride faster than they are comfortable and that safety in their environment allows. Riding too fast decreases stability and is not recommended. Please use your self balance board cautiously. 

IS IT LEGAL TO USE THE SELF BALANCE BOARDS ON STREETS AND/OR SIDEWALKS? 

Self balance boards have a very compact footprint. It can be used very easily on sidewalks, streets and other public places. Be sure to watch out for traffic and pedestrians. Make sure to check with local law enforcement regarding restrictions in your city, state, and community.

HOW DOES IT HANDLE WET WEATHER? 

The hover board can handle dust and splashes of water. We strongly recommend not riding in inclement weather or near puddles. Damage to your board may be dangerous. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REACH A FULL CHARGE? 

The self balance board takes 60 - 90 minutes to fully charge. Please do not charge your self balance board for longer than 90 minutes, this will diminish the battery life. Overcharging is also known to cause damage to the board causing the board to not function properly. 

HOW DO SELF BALANCE BOARDS HANDLE BUMPS, CRACKS AND CURBS?

Although there is not a suspension system, the tires are very strong. The self balance board can handle bumps, cracks and other small changes of surface up to 1/2 - 1 inch very well. We recommend paying close attention to your surroundings.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN HOVER BOARDS SUPPORT? 

The self balance board can support up to 330 pounds, depending. Most basic models support up to 265 pounds safely. Keeping feet to the outside of the self balance board, nearest to the fenders allows for ideal use. 

ARE SELF BALANCE BOARDS EASY TO USE? 

Self balance boards usually takes 8 -10 minutes to get comfortable with. It takes a few minutes to be comfortable with the sensation of being on a self-balancing device. The self balance board is a very intuitive device, so once you relax and become accustomed to the feeling, you can expect to be proficient within 20-30 minutes.