Some of us wonder how long does it usually take to charge an electric skateboard? It is an important question when it comes down to buying an eboard. It can determine on which model we decide. But how long does it take to charge an electric skateboard?
On average it takes 2 to 5 hours to fully charge an electric skateboard. Charging time is dependent on the battery size and the power output of the charger. Therefore charging time differs a lot from model to model.
Table of contents
- How long does it take to charge an electric skateboard? Different models compared
- Comparison table
- Basic charging info – how to charge an electric skateboard correctly
- What are electric skateboard fast chargers?
- Best ways to charge an electric skateboard – 9 charging tips
- Additional questions
- How much does it cost to charge an electric skateboard?
- How often do electric skateboards need charging?
- How long does an eboard battery last?
- Last words
If we want to use our electric skateboards daily for commuting we rely on its ability to recharge in a short amount of time. The batteries of electric skateboards are getting bigger and bigger because consumers demand longer ranges and more powerful models. A lot of riders want a long range but the longer the range the bigger the battery and therefore the longer the charging time. Electric skateboard companies become aware of these circumstances and are now offering faster chargers. These “fast chargers” have higher power outputs to reduce with this way the charging time.
How long does it take to charge an electric skateboard? Different models compared
I did some research about the most modern and most valid electric skateboards. I created a table to compare e-board models, their charging time, and if there is a fast charger is available besides the normal one. If the fast charger already is sold with the board then I stated: “already in the box”. To provide a helpful overview I added the models’ battery capacity in Watt-hours (Wh) too. My results are presented below. If you miss an e-board or believe that I should add other electric skateboards in my list as well, please let me know in the comment section below.
Please note that these are charging times to fully charge an ebaord! The charging rate is not linear. For example: If a full charge takes 2 hours you can get 80% charge in ~45 minutes
|Electric Skateboard Model||Charging time||Faster Charger Available||Battery Size in Watt Hours (Wh)|
|Acton Blink S2||1 hr 30 min||No||160 Wh|
|Acton Blink Qu4tro||3 hrs||No||240 Wh|
|Aeboard AE1||3 – 5 hrs||No||227 – 454 Wh|
|Aeboard AT2||3 – 7 hrs||No||288 – 576 Wh|
|Aeboard GT||5 hrs||No||504 Wh|
|Backfire Galaxy G2t||2 hrs 30 min||already in box||216 Wh|
|Backfire Ranger X1||5 hrs 30 min||already in box||504 Wh|
|Bioboard Thorium X||No info||already in box||704 Wh|
|Boosted Mini S||1 hrs 15 min||No||99 Wh|
|Boosted Mini X||1 hrs 45 min||No||199 Wh|
|Boosted Plus||1 hrs 45 min||No||199 Wh|
|Boosted Stealth||1 hrs 45 min||No||199 Wh|
|Enertion Raptor 2.1||3 hrs||No||432 Wh|
|Evolve GTR||4-5 hrs||already in box||504 Wh|
|Evolve GTX||4-5 hrs||Yes – 2.5 hrs||360 Wh|
|Evolve GT||2-5 hrs||Yes||234 – 360 Wh|
|Exway X1 Pro||2 hrs 45 min||Yes – 1 hrs 10 min||193 Wh|
|Inboard M1||1 hrs 30 min||No||97 Wh|
|Lacroix DSS50+||3 hrs 30 min||In box||786 Wh|
|Majestic Pro||2 hrs 30 min||No||250 Wh|
|Meepo NLS||2 hrs 30 min||Yes||180 – 288 Wh|
|Meepo NLS Pro||2 hrs 30 min||Yes||336 Wh|
|Meepo City Rider||4 hrs 45 min||No||504 Wh|
|Meepo V3||No info||Yes||144 – 288 Wh|
|MetroboardX||5 hrs||already in box||576 Wh|
|Mellow Drive/ Board||3 hrs 30 min||Yes – 45 min||99 Wh|
|OneWheel + XR||No info||Yes – 1hr||324 Wh|
|OneWheel Pint||No info||No||no official info|
|Ownboard W2||2 – 3 hrs||already in box||324 Wh|
|Ownboard W1S||2- 3 hrs||already in box||144 – 292 Wh|
|Riptide Boards||3 – 5 hrs||Yes | 90 – 180 min||97 – 199 Wh|
|Starkbaord||2 hrs||No||208 Wh|
|Teamgee Boards||2 hrs||No||126 Wh|
|Verreal V1S||5 hrs||Yes – 3hrs||157 – 302 Wh|
|WowGo 3||2 hrs 30 min||No||216 Wh|
|WowGo 2S||2 – 4 hrs||No||144 – 306 Wh|
If you’ve liked this table than check out my Sortable eboard Comparison Table here. I have even built a Drag and Drop Tool with which you can compare your favorite electric skateboard models! It took me days to create it, I hope you like it!
Basic charging info – how to charge an electric skateboard correctly
The process of charging an electric skateboard is like charging your smartphone – it’s easy!
- Step 1: Grab your board and your charger. Please make sure that you have the correct charger.
- Step 2: Plug the charger into your electrical power source. Normally a green light will light up on the charger to indicate that it is connected to the electric socket.
- Step 3: After plugging into the power source, you plug the connector to your electric skateboard. Charging ports differ from models and brands. Normally it is located on the underside of the deck. If you don’t find it, read the manual to check where it is located. Plug in the cable. Now the light should turn red. This indicates that the battery is charging.
- Step 4: When the charging process is finished, the charger will show a green light again. You can now unplug the charger from the wall and your board and you are good to go. That’s it!
Electric skateboards are charged via an electric charger. Electrical chargers are in fact AC adapters. You can plug electric chargers into your power outlet (electric socket). The job of a charger is to transform current and voltage from the socket into usable power for the device – in our case eboards. The typical power output of eboard chargers is between 50 and 200 watts. The most common chargers have 84-watt power output.
Typical Charger information:
- Input: 100~240V-50/60Hz 1.8A.
- Output: 42V 2A
- EU Standard,US Standard Plug or UK standard Is Subject to Your Destination Country.
Electrical chargers also need to have a Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) certification.
What are electric skateboard fast chargers?
Fast chargers for electrical skateboards are simply chargers who offer a larger power output. So instead of a normal charger who is offering 84 what’s in power output, fast chargers offer sometimes 200 watts in power output or even more.
Best ways to charge an electric skateboard – 9 charging tips
- Don’t forget that you can charge your board with regenerative braking!
- The charging rate is not linear. For example: If a full charge takes 2 hours you can get 80% charge in ~45 minutes. It is good to know that short charging times can still have a big impact on battery status
- Always utilise the charger as well as the adapter provided with your battery (or one with manufacturers approval). It will avoid overcharging and guards the battery against damage due to short circuits.
- Allow your battery to cool before charging it. Also, do not use it directly after recharging.
- Technology got our back – the battery management chip will guarantee that the battery won’t overcharge or discharge too far
- If you want to charge your battery more often buy a second charger for your workplace or girlfriends place as well
- If your electric skateboard is in storage for several months, make sure to store it with 40-50% battery status
- Perfect temperature for storage is 5 – 20° Celsius (41 °F – 68 °F)
- Do not expose a battery to temperatures above 60 °C (140 °F) – it will harm your battery significantly.
How much does it cost to charge an electric skateboard?
The main benefit of electric vehicles over combustion engine driven vehicles is how cheap they are to run. Ask any driver you know and they will tell their principal expense is petrol. Because gasoline is a limited resource, its price will only get higher as demand grows. Electric, however, can be sourced from sustainable means and is essentially limitless.
On average, charging an electric skateboard fully will cost you around 1 to 18 cents (US$ cents) in electricity usage. Depending on the capacity of your board´s battery and your electricity price rate. Electric skateboards, usually have a 90 – 500Wh (Watt-hour) battery capacity. The price of electricity varies significantly across the globe. The average residential consumer’s electricity price is between 10 to 40 cents (US$) per kilowatt-hour.
How often do electric skateboards need charging?
The lifetime of the battery will decrease if the battery is not used regularly, so make sure to charge it periodically. If you want to store your lithium-ion battery over a longer period of time, be sure to discharge your lithium-ion battery to optimally 40%. Recharge the battery every six months to maintain 40-50% of battery status.
How long does an eboard battery last?
If the board and battery are maintained properly then a Li-Ion Battery (Standard Battery) will last for 300-1000 charge cycles before reaching 80% of its capacity (the international standard to rating cycle life). That means if you use your electric skateboard daily the battery will last for about 1-3 years. The biggest life factor of the battery is how many cycles your batteries can take before the capacity drops. In addition, rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries have a limited span and will continuously lose their capacity.
I hope you have found this blog post informative and helpful. Maybe a colleague or a friend of yours could also benefit from this article. If you have any questions you can comment below.
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2 thoughts on “Charge Time for Electric Skateboards compared – How long?”
Have you used every single board on your list ? What do you think is better a meepo xr standard I think it’s called or the boosted v3 plus
I have tested a lot of boards, but obviously not all of them.
I am not aware of a Meepo XR, which model do you refer to?
For a good overview of recommendable boards check out my Buying Guide here or my Comparison Tool here.
Hope that helps!