segwayfun Hoverboard: Top Rated & UL2272 Certified
UL / Safety
What does it mean to be UL Listed?
“ UL Listed means that UL has tested represented samples of the product and determined that it meets UL’s Requirements. These requirements are based primarily on UL’s published and nationally recognized Standard for Safety. References to UL and the UL listing may include the UL Listing Mark.” –Underwriter Laboratories
Tests SwegwayFun’s Hoverboard went Through
- Overcharge Test
- Short Circuit Test
- Over discharge Test
- Temperature Test (Determines the failure temperature of a product.)
- Imbalanced Charging Test
- Dielectric Voltage Test
- Isolation Resistance Test (Testing Isolation Transformer.)
- Vibration Test
- Shock Test
- Crash Test
- Drop Test
- Mold Stress Test
- Water Exposer Test
- Thermal Cycling Test (Testing the effects of extreme differential temperature change.)
- Label Performance Test (Comparing products against other leading brands.)
- Strain Relief Tests
- Motor Overload Test
- Motor Locked Rotor
- 20mm End Product Flame (Test that determines flame resistance.)
UL is an international science safety company whose goal is to insure safety to consumer’s products. UL was founded in 1894 and in 1903 developed the first standard for safety. In 1913 changed building construction by improving construction standards of walls. In 1921 UL Certified First Refrigerator. Tests range from shock hazard to the ability of small kids being able to open it from the inside. In 1923 UL certified the first Burglary-resistant Safe. 1930 UL certified the first Automatic Dish Washer. 1937 UL certifies the first washing machine. 1939 UL certified the first black and white TV. 1940 UL certifies the first vending machine. 1966 UL certified the first seat belt. In 1975 UL developed the Federal Television Standard in response to 10,000 reports of TV Tube fires. 1978 UL certified the first personal computer. In 1988 UL certified the first bullet resistant vest for police.(*** This data was found on the UL website, http://www.ul.com/aboutul/history/***)
Hoverboard Battery Replacement
The best hoverboard battery replacement is a Samsung battery or an LG battery. We currently stock these are they are both very high quality replacement batteries for a hoverboard. In short, these are safe hoverboard batteries and we provide you with our documentation (bottom of page) to prove that they are the safest.
Hoverboard Battery Not Working?
There are many reasons why a hoverboard battery is not working all of the sudden. Having performed hundreds of repairs to hoverboards, we have found that the main culprit behind a broken hoverboard battery is related to two things:
- The use of a cheap Chinese (unbranded) hoverboard battery.
- The use of a non-UL listed hoverboard charger.
Upgrading to UL2271 Battery
If your hoverboard is more than 1-year old then we recommend upgrading to a new hoverboard battery. You may open your hoverboard and see a blue, green, or gray battery inside. This is a common battery type from 2014 to 2017. However, going into 2017 the best hoverboard battery is the UL2271 certified hoverboard battery.
You might look at your battery and wonder if the UL2271 hoverboard battery is compatible. The quick answer is yes, it is compatible. The long answer is that the new UL2271 certification required some changes to the design of the hoverboard battery to make it safer.
The changes made to hoverboard battery design is that the battery is now enclosed in a fire resistant plastic mold, has a temperature sensor inside, and also has the positive and negative wires heat-shrank together. This prevents you, or the manufacturer, from lodging screws into the wires, causing a potentially dangerous situation.
If you're wondering if the black hoverboard battery will fit where the blue hoverboard battery was, then answer again is yes it will. When you're installing the new UL2271 hoverboard battery you can also throw away the black battery cage, as it is no longer needed. We do recommend that you recycle the old lithium ion hoverboard battery.