You’re shredding on your hoverboard, whipped around cones and obstacles and cruising down the lane, but you brought it out on vacation and forgot the charger a thousand miles away, or it’s just been worn down because the manufacturer ones weren’t that good. That’s why we’re here. It’s time to get you back on your board, and get it charging faster than ever before. Riders often know that the lithium-ion battery will fade in time, but nobody ever questions the charger.
Your charger gets worn out, especially from the cable being bent repeatedly and the power pack overheating time after time. We’ve found the very best hoverboard chargers that won’t burn a hole in your wallet, so you can get one for now, and a backup one as well just to keep in your back pocket. Let’s go over the technical specs and must-know information about each of these chargers. Some share similar follies, but each are solid picks to get your board back to a fully charged status.
Best Hoverboard Charger
It’s not only the best hoverboard charger, but it also works for ATVs and dirt bikes as well. This powerful 42 volt charger is basically designed to be your all-weather piece of equipment. Starting with the cable and power box itself, it’s a fair quality: durable enough to last you for years, but still subject to damage from twisting and bending the wire. The outlet wire from the adapter is built a bit tougher though.
That DC cable is a bit loose when you plug it in. The groves between both inputs doesn’t completely slide in. EVAPLUS gives you a full money-back guarantee, as well as a one-year warranty so you won’t be left in the dark if there are any manufacturer errors. Speaking of being in the dark, doesn’t it suck to not know when your hoverboard is going to be charged? This comes with an indicator light so you don’t have to keep wondering.
0.31” plug diameter
Includes a one-year guarantee with purchase
100% money-back guarantee from manufacturer
- Weight8.8 ounces
Includes an indicator light; no more second guessing
Versatile charger also works for ATVs and dirt bikes
DC cord is naturally loose in the pack
Overcharging (leaving this plugged in past the charging point) can cause charger damage
Unlike some brand-specific chargers, BestHot made this to work with every hoverboard on the market. There isn’t a single hoverboard that won’t work with this charger, and that’s something to be excited about. The entire piece is extremely lightweight, making it super simple to bring from A to B. If you’re heading out on a trip, it’s compact and takes up very little space. That’s partially because that cable isn’t all too long, and while we wish it were, it works out.
The only main issue with this is that while the indicator light is appreciated, it begins to fade and becomes difficult to see if any lights are on in the same room. This process takes about six months or so before it’ll get to this level. With the low power consumption and voltage surge protection features, it’s a solid choice that sits at the perfect price point. The overload shut-off will ensure that nothing bad happens, and you’ll be able to confidently charge your hoverboard without issue.
Overload shut-off feature
Voltage surge protection
Very lightweight for easy storage
- Weight9.6 ounces
Low power consumption doesn’t waste unnecessary amounts of electricity
Works across every brand of Hoverboard
Indicator light fades to an almost invisible shade after 3-6 months of use
Fairly short charging cable
As hoverboard chargers go, there’s a few things you always want to be on the lookout for. Wyness hits the mark on almost everything, but where it falls short, it falls hard. The charger heats up pretty quickly, and that’s something you have to be aware of right out of the gate. As with any charger, you should be careful about where you place it when it’s going to be left unattended. The charger works quickly, but after about ten or so uses, that speed diminishes slightly.
It’s no Razor hoverboard charger—it’s built to be cost-effective, and with that you will see some corners cut during production. You get four separate safety features that work to cut off the power if it overheats, but even with that, you shouldn’t use it as your only failsafe against heat damage or fire. Compatible with OEM parts for custom boards or replacements, it’s a versatile charger that helps you get the job done without spending a ton of money upfront.
Battery charge indicator light
Full money-back guarantee from manufacturer
Two separate input voltages
- Weight10.4 ounces
Four separate protection features combined in one
Fully compatible with OEM parts
Heats up fairly quickly
Slows down charging speed after first few uses
Power and speed aren’t always one in the same. The ACI charger is arguably the most powerful out of everything on this list, but it does come with a higher price tag. You can expect to pay about three times the cost of your average charger, but if you’re all about quality over quantity, this is what you’re after. With a wide range of available outputs, this high-end charger includes a three-stage system for safety and preventing overheating.
It comes fully compatible with top hoverboard brands, such as Mongoose, GT< IZIP, Schwinn and plenty more. While it includes an LED charge light and metal three-prong male input, it’s not the fastest charger out there. That’s basically its only downfall. It will take longer to charge your lithium-ion hoverboard battery with this charger, but if you have a backup battery, you can charge one while the other is in use. You have a one-year warranty to let it run its course.
Includes a one-year warranty with purchase
Compatible with GT, IZIP, Mongoose and over a dozen more brands
LED charge display light
- BrandACI Super Power
- Weight1.6 pounds
Wide range of available outputs
Excellent thermal overload
High upfront cost
Three stage system is safe, but works slowly
We’re all afraid of overloading, and from that we’re all worried about fire risks. Tangsfire, despite having an unfortunate name for this specific issue, comes with a four-stage protection system in place to ensure the pack doesn’t overheat to dangerous levels. You’re charging a lithium-ion battery—there’s going to be a bit of heat involved, but it’s very mild in comparison to other chargers. At the best, it gets kind of warm.
The thing is, there’s no three-prong output. It’s very specific, which makes it viable for certain models (list available on their page), but it’s not universal. If it’s able to fit your hoverboard, this will be a great addition. The LED indicator light is must-have, and the cable length is 39”, allowing you to plug it in just about anywhere. We’d argue that it’s the perfect cable length, because it makes it versatile enough for long use while still being compact enough to fit into your backpack or luggage for travel.
Full 100% money-back guarantee
LED indicator light for charging/full
Long cable length at 39”
- Weight11.7 ounces
Doesn’t overheat from extended use thanks to four-stage protection system
Compact design is perfect for travel and tight spaces
Only applicable for certain models
Does not have a three-prong universal output
While this is listed as a power chair charger, it meets the same three-prong male outlet and voltage/amp requirements as hoverboard chargers. Basically, you can take advantage of this and make it work for your hoverboard while having it as a back-up for a power chair, if that’s an option for you. If not, don’t worry; this is about as universal as hoverboard chargers get. The three-prong male outlet allows you to attach this to an extensive list of different hoverboard brands and models.
The charging period is good… kind of. The first 80% of your charge is extremely quick, but then it heats up, overheat protection kicks in, and the last 20% of your battery charge carries on dreadfully slow. While the cable length is great and the size is compact for travel, it’s a charger with its fair share of issues.
Meets requirements for all three-prong hoverboard inputs
Includes a one-year warranty with purchase
Lengthy cables for maximum reach
- Weight8 ounces
Fits a laundry list of different hoverboard brands and models
Rapid initial charging period
Heats up pretty bad in a short amount of time
From 80% up to 100%, it charges slowly
UL ratings can dictate the flexibility of your cords, and the test methods used to ensure that your wires comply with standards set in place to prevent electrical fire risks. It’s a big deal, and LotFancy has that necessary rating. There’s no issue with this heating up, at least not in the model that we tested, but the charge time is where the concern tends to come in. It can take anywhere from four to six hours to get a full charge on a standard lithium-ion battery, which is a bit longer than we’d like to see.
With that, there’s also a slightly less convenient connection method. It’s a three-prong, but it’s a female plug, so your connections are limited to specific models. Those models are listed on the sales page, and are still extensive enough to make this a viable pick. Using the multi-stage overload protection, this won’t melt or cause a fire, and it will also be rated to last you for quite some time. There’s a 30-day money-back on this, but also a one-year warranty if the charger malfunctions at all. A classic win-win.
30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked
UL listed, tested, and trusted
One-year warranty from the purchase date (not the date you open it)
- Weight10.6 ounces
Fits a long line of hoverboard brands and models
Multi-stage overload and overheat protection
Average charge time is between 4-6 hours
Less connection options where it’s a female plug
Suposun actually made one of the best chargers on our list that don’t heat up from a ton of use, but the problem is that it’s not exactly the most sturdily constructed. You’re going to get a quick charge off of this, and be able to use it for a myriad of vehicles including ATVs, dirt bikes and others. The charger can even be used for some electric skateboards. The thing is, the plug is a three-prong, just like you want, but it’s a female output which can sometimes limit its versatility depending on the brand of hoverboard you own.
It’s a basic charger that gets the job done right, and doesn’t cost a lot upfront. It’s actually one of the cheapest on the list, and still comes with an LED indicator light, as well as overload protection. The main thing with this is that the wire—specifically the one that goes from the three-prong cord to the power box—has a very flimsy connection. It works, but the wire would be best treated as fragile. It’s good for home use, just don’t bring it out on travel.
LED indicator light for charge progress
Decent cable length of 39”
Basic overload short circuit protection
- Weight8.8 ounces
Fitted to work for more than just hoverboards: ATVs, dirt bikes, and more
One of the most inexpensive options on our list
Small inline plug is not considered universal
Wires are thin and easy to damage connection to power box
Last but not least on our list, you have TekkPerry’s take on the hoverboard charger. One thing we like about this right away is that the LED light is a multistage bar, so you can see how charged it is in case you just want to mess around with your hoverboard on a half-charge before the sun goes down. Tested and UL-certified, TekkPerry’s charger runs on a 1.5a output, which isn’t very much. Charging times are going to be a little longer than you’re used to.
On top of that, the cable is short. In this price range, you’d expect something different, but they wanted to put all of their budget into the power box. The LED is nice, but what’s also nice is the comprehensive overload and overheat protection. Where other chargers usually leave a hot spot on the floor when they were when you charged your hoverboard, this gets a bit war mat best. If you don’t like it, TekkPerry offers a full money-back guarantee, you’ve just got to contact their great customer service, and the rest is history.
Full money-back guarantee
50-60Hz power rating
UL listed and trusted
- BrandPerry Lee
- Weight8.8 ounces
Comprehensive overload/overheat protection
Multistage LED light for half-charges
Slow charging speed
Our Top Pick
Among the best hoverboard charger models on the market, EVAPLUS killed it on multiple fronts: price, durability, and overall efficiency. Being a 42V charger, it comes with more than enough power to charge your hoverboard quickly, while also being able to adapt to your ATV or dirt bike with no issues. Between the indicator light and lengthy cable, it’s a great pick regardless of what you’re riding on. This is the only charger you’ll need for the foreseeable future.