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Old 12-02-2015, 06:12 AM
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Aww shit!

There are reports of "hoverboards" catching fire while charging. Now here is one that caught fire when the guy was riding it.

Shocking moment man's hoverboard EXPLODED under his feet - while another is blamed for burning down a family's home


I'll have to make sure that my son only charges his board when someone is home, and preferably outside.

Something tells me that the weight being put on the lithium batteries is cracking them, which is causing the fires.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:56 AM
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Saw this on CBS this morning..crazy accounts of troubles..videos of it as well
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:58 AM
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Lithium batteries are no joke. I have four of them for my Phantom. I always charge them in a fireproof charging bag (in my concrete garage)
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Couple of members just ordered them wonder if they know about this yet

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If Lipo batteries are discharged too quickly, BOOM! Sounds like a principle design flaw.
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I ordered 2 and will be cautious with them.
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honestly I'm surprised LiPo batteries are even legal. Not saying I think they should be outlawed..... just that I'm surprised it hasn't been done in the society we live in.
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That is why they are more expensive with a samsung or LG battery. I bet the fires are from the no name brands.
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Originally Posted by jdiddy101 View Post
That is why they are more expensive with a samsung or LG battery. I bet the fires are from the no name brands.
I was told that they are all no name brands made by the same MFG overseas and MFG puts different names on it ?

just what I was told
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
I was told that they are all no name brands made by the same MFG overseas and MFG puts different names on it ?

just what I was told
This is a good listen (or read the transcript) of the origin of these toys.

Episode 666: The Hoverboard Life
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The ones I bought say they have the Samsung batteries in them?
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The ones I bought say they have the Samsung batteries in them?
my understanding, you can upgrade to better batteries
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
The ones I bought say they have the Samsung batteries in them?
This may be true, but I'd bet a paycheck that Samsung doesn't own the tooling that manufactured them.
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
I ordered 2 and will be cautious with them.
likewise
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Very first thing I was told when I bought the board. Don't overcharge the battery. When you plug the charger into the board. You turn the board on. The battery icon is red during charging. When the board is fully charged the board turns itself off. You unplug the board.
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