How to Choose Your Electric Skateboard Battery Pack

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Batteries are one of the most important parts of any electric skateboard. Without the right type of battery you’re not going to be able to use your electric skateboard. There are a lot of different types of batteries but the two most common types are nickel metal hydride and lithium polymer. Both of these types of batteries can produce adequate amounts of power for electric skateboards.

Nickel Metal Hydride


Nickel metal hydride is usually used in low quality batteries. This is because it is quite cheap and can be cheaply manufactured. Unfortunately this type of battery life is short lived. It will last about 50% of the time it is charged. If you use a lot of electric skateboards then you may find that this is not enough time to charge your batteries.

A popular lithium-ion battery type is the lithium polymer. These types of battery batteries are very reliable and can be extremely long lasting. Unfortunately they also cost a little more than nickel metal hydride batteries. This is because lithium polymer is a more advanced technology, but it has better manufacturing standards.

Lithium ion battery packs are available in both 12 volt and 18 volt versions. Both versions have their advantages and disadvantages. It depends on your purpose which one you decide on.

Main Disadvantage Of Using Lithium Polymer Batteries


The main disadvantage of using lithium polymer batteries is that they are not suited well for use with electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops. This is because lithium polymer battery can become unstable when exposed to high temperatures. This can lead to the battery from being overcharged or even discharged. The other demerits are that this kind of battery may experience rapid charge and discharge.

Nickel metal hydride batteries are also used as the major power source for electric skateboards. They are widely used as they do not experience any temperature degradation with continuous usage. Nickel metal hydride batteries too can experience rapid charge and discharge. The advantage of nickel-metal hydride batteries is that they can be used for a longer period of time before the need for recharging becomes necessary.

The other option available is to use a lithium battery. The major advantage of using lithium batteries is that they can be charged and discharged within a short period of time. Moreover, they do not experience overcharging and overdischarging. In addition, they can be kept charged along with the use of a charger. As a result, it does not require frequent charging and discharging, which in turn helps you reduce your electric bills.

Last Words 

The entire process of charging your skateboard depends on the type of battery pack you buy. This means that you should take time and research in order to make sure that you are getting the best electric skateboard battery pack for your specific situation. Keep in mind that the size of your skateboard will determine the size of your charging system. If you own a large skateboard, you may need to buy more than one charging system. If you only own a small deck, a single system should be fine.

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