We’re getting many enquiries about taking Hoverboards out in rain and bad weather. Therefore, we have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts regarding the Hoverboards durability.

Hoverboard Weather: Facts

Hoverboard weather rain guide

  • The IP rating of our Hoverboards is IP52. More about IP ratings can be found here
  • Swegways are not waterproof, they are water-resistant to IP rating: IP52
  • Hoverboards are not designed to withstand bad weather including rain, snow, ice and hail
  • Swegways are not designed for use on muddy or grassy ground
  • Hoverboards are not designed to withstand water splashed from the underside ie. do not ride through puddles
  • Swegways will be classified as misused if there are scratches on the underside of the board (it is very hard to scratch this without riding the board improperly)

Hoverboard Rain & Weather: Do’s

  • Do ensure the Hoverboard is wiped down with a dry cloth if there is evidence of damp or dust on the exterior
  • The charging port is completely dry before attempting to charge the Swegway
  • Store the Hoverboard in a clean dry area over 5 degrees and not more than 40 degrees Celsius
  • Fully charge the Hoverboard before storage
  • Ride the Hoverboard with two feet at all times
  • Keep within the maximum speed limit and gradient limit at all times
  • Follow all of the safety information
  • Ensure the Swegway is regularly re-calibrated

Hoverboard Rain & Weather: Don’t

  • Do not attempt to ride the Hoverboard in wet weather
  • Ride the Swegway in muddy or grassy areas
  • Store the Swegway in wet or damp or very cold conditions
  • Do not store the Hoverboard with zero charge
  • Do not ride the Hoverboard if the underside of the footwear is wet or muddy as mud and damp can make its way into the sensors under the foot-pads
  • Attempt tricks or jumps on the Hoverboard
  • Do not ride the Swegway if it isn’t calibrated

If you have any questions or queries about the durability of Hoverboards in rain and adverse weather that is not covered in this article please don’t hesitate to call one of our helpful staff for more information. Our telephone lines are open 24/7 on 0113 320 2299.


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