One of the most common problems you may encounter when using a hoverboard is that it vibrates. In this article we will answer why a hoverboard can vibrate and we will also see possible solutions to some of the most common reasons why this usually occurs. The root causes of hoverboard vibrations are the following:
- The person riding the hoverboard is too light and the lack of pressure on the machine can cause the problem.
- The hoverboard sensors may not be working well and give wrong information.
- Sometimes, the sensors could trip even when no one is riding on the hoverboard. It is again a problem of a defective piez.
Let’s see now how to prevent the hoverboard from vibrating or trembling, whatever the cause. We will also see how to fix a hoverboard that has extreme vibrations or tremors.
Common causes and solutions to the vibration problem in a hoverboard
That your hoverboard vibrates excessively can mean that the sensors have some kind of problem and is causing this to happen. It may also be because the motherboard does not detect correctly if someone is mounted on the hoverboard or not. In these cases, the problem is that the motherboard or the sensors are damaged by being damaged or broken by a technical incident. Both the motherboard and the sensors are basic for the proper functioning of the hoverboard and if they do not work properly they can be a serious problem for the driver to handle the device correctly.
Another common factor that can cause the tremor of the hoverboard is that the person riding it is light in weight. This is because the hoverboard, in these cases, does not receive a minimum necessary pressure. Most hoverboards on the market have a standard weight measure of 20 kg (although it may vary in some cases). If the skater weighs less than the standard weight, you may experience problems with the vibrations of the device.
Lack of pressure
One of the easiest solutions to the problem of vibrations or tremors is to try to apply more pressure on the ends of the base when driving and these vibrations appear. This can be achieved by spreading your legs a little and driving like this. This will put pressure on the ends of the board, stabilizing the hoverboard and causing the vibration to decrease. Anyway, you have to be careful not to extend your legs too much if this will mean that the skater loses his balance.
In other situations, the skater does have the recommended weight, but still, the hoverboard is still vibrating. In this case the problem may be that the sensors have been deactivated. To reactivate them it may be necessary to disassemble the hoverboard and turn them on directly.
Badly calibrated sensors
It is also possible that the sensors are out of adjustment and have to be calibrated again. To do this you must follow the following steps:
- Turn off the hoverboard. The first thing to do is turn off and unplug the hoverboard. The on and off button is usually on the side or at the bottom of the table. To turn it off, it should normally be pressed for a few seconds. The lights will be off and a beep may sound, depending on the model.
- Place the hoverboard on a flat surface: This step is essential because it directly affects the result of the calibration. In general, a calibration process involves telling the sensors what measurement value they should take in a specific situation. It is what we are going to do here. By placing it on a flat surface, we will be setting a reference point on which the hoverboard will act in the future. If the surface is inclined, it can result in the hoverboard behaving in shape but even. So make sure that we do this well. We must also ensure that the foot pedals are aligned with each other and with the ground.
- Press the power button until the LED lights begin to flash: The duration of this press will vary from one model to another, but it may take approximately 10 seconds. When the lights start to flash, the hoverboard will go into calibration mode.
- Turn off the hoverboard: Once we reach this point, press the on and off button again for a few seconds until the flashing lights go out. Again, this may take about 10 seconds to occur.
- Switch on again: We must turn on the hoverboard again, pressing the power button for a few seconds. We will take you to a test session. We will test it going forward, backward, making slight turns sometimes and abruptly at other times. We will also check how he behaves when we are simply still about him. If all goes well, the hoverboard will be fixed and will work like the first day.
In general, the calibration operation is very similar in all models and brands of hoverboards, but it may not always respond the same. If this does not solve the vibration problems the first time, it is advisable to wait a few minutes (5 or 10) and repeat the process. Some users have reported that sometimes they have needed up to 3 attempts to make it work.