Your Jetson hoverboard has two types of indicator lights: one to convey its battery charge and another to tell you the status of your board’s internal balance mechanisms.
They’re located on the top of the board in between the foot pads. Understanding what and how they communicate can make for a much better riding experience.
Let’s shed some more light on this:
Battery indicator lights
Depending on the model, your Jetson Hoverboard will have either a single battery indicator light or a set of three.
If your hoverboard has a single indicator light, it will illuminate in one of three colors. Here’s what those colors mean:
- Green - Your hoverboard’s battery has a charge at or above 50%.
- Yellow - The battery has a charge between 21% and 49%.
- Red or flashing red - Your battery has a charge under 20%. Time to plug in and power up!
Hoverboards with three adjacent battery indicator lights also communicate the level of charge:
- Three green lights – Your hoverboard’s battery has a charge at or above 50%.
- Two green lights – The battery has a charge between 21% and 49%.
- One green light or one flashing green light - Your battery has a charge under 20%. Time to plug in and power up!
(Do you have Jetson’s Strike Hoverboard? Take note: When this hoverboard is turned vertically onto its wheel, the battery indicator light will also serve to notify you which speed mode the hoverboard is set in. In this vertical position, the battery indicator light will be green when you have it set to "beginner/slow" mode; yellow when it’s in "intermediate/medium" mode; and red when it’s set to "advanced/fast" mode. As soon as you lay the hoverboard back down, the light will return to the color indicating its battery status. You can learn more about how to change modes in the Strike’s user manual.)
Status indicator lights
Your hoverboard will also have one, two, or three status indicator lights. These lights let you know if your hoverboard is properly “balanced” and ready to ride. (Depending on the model, status indicator lights will either illuminate whenever the power is turned on or only when you are standing on it.)
What’s important, no matter the number of lights, is the color of illumination. Here are the details:
Blue or green – If any or all of the status indicator lights on your hoverboard are illuminated in blue or green before you step on the board or while you are standing on it, your hoverboard is in proper balance and ready to make moves.
Red or flashing red – If one or more of the status indicator lights changes to red or begins flashing red, its balance mechanism needs to be reset. You can do this by quickly “recalibrating”.
If red or flashing lights on your hoverboard are also accompanied by beeping that’s another sign that the battery is low or that your hoverboard needs recalibrating.
As always, we’re here to help with all things Jetson, indicator lights and all. The quickest and best way to reach Jetson Care is by starting a chat. Chat is available 24/7.