How Old for Hoverboard: Salvaging Parts for DIY Projects

If you have an old hoverboard lying around that is no longer functional, don’t throw it away just yet. There are still parts you can salvage and use for your upcoming DIY projects. In this post, we’ll show you how to salvage the parts of an old hoverboard and test its 350 watts BLDC motors.

The control system of the hoverboard may be completely damaged, but there are still parts that can be reused. The board has lots of files with connectors, capacitors, MOSFETs, and other electronic components that can be repurposed. The BLDC motors are especially useful for a variety of projects.

Each BLDC motor is 305 watts and needs 36 volts, with a speed of around 1500 rpm. These motors can be used to build wind turbines, electronic skateboards, small electric bikes, small scooters, self-balancing robots, and more. Each hub boat motor comes with three motor phases usually colored yellow, blue, and green, which are thicker, and a set of five thinner wires for the whole sensor feedback usually colored red, yellow, blue, green, and black.

To test the motors, you will need an ESC electronic speed controller that can deal with high voltages up to 36 volts. However, if you don’t have one, you can still test the motors using a 30 MPA ESC, which is used for controlling quadcopter BLDC motors. You can also test the motors using a 3S Lipo battery that gives 11.1 volts.

Once the motors have been tested and found to be good, you can order 500 watts and 12 volts to 36 volts BLTC motor drivers to use for future projects. You can also design a charger for a 36 volts battery pack to power up the PLDC motors.

In conclusion, salvaging the parts of an old hoverboard can be a great way to get the parts you need for your DIY projects. Don’t let an old hoverboard go to waste – repurpose its parts and get creative.