Are electric skateboards waterproof?
The popularity of an electric skateboard is increasing day by day, so it is becoming necessary to guide and educate its user on how to ride an electric skateboard properly. For this reason, we have made a guide, electric skateboards can be riding anytime.
One might ask if electric skateboards waterproof? Can I ride my fastest electric skateboard in the rain? All of your questions will be answered in this article.
When we say waterproof there are a large number of electric skateboards that claim to be waterproof but actually are not waterproof at all. We can say that these electric skateboards are water resistant but not waterproof.
Now, these water-resistant electric skateboards can be used in light rain, but when we talk about pouring heavy rain, you should avoid using your electric skateboard in this condition. We are recommending you avoid such conditions because heavy rain can damage the electrical components within the electric skateboard.
Similarly, we recommend that you avoid riding your electric skateboard where there are water-filled holes on the ground. If you accidentally hit one of these holes then there is a high chance of splashing water into the electronic components of the electric skateboard.
Riding electric skateboard in The Rain
Another thing to consider while riding your electric skateboard in the rain is a slippery surface. The roads become wet and the surface becomes slippery so making turns and accelerating becomes very difficult to control and handle.
So we recommend that if you recently bought an electric skateboard then you should refrain from riding in the rain. In this article, you will also find when to do when you are riding your electric skateboard and all of a sudden rain starts to pour down.
Small details you should keep in mind while riding an electric skateboard in the rain
As we discussed earlier you should know by now the dangers of riding your electric skateboard in the rain, but now we will tell you how to ride your electric skateboard in wet conditions or emergencies.
The first thing we recommend before riding your electric skateboard in wet conditions is to check whether your electric skateboard is waterproof or water-resistant. In our findings, most of the electric skateboards we came across were not waterproof or water-resistant.
So it becomes more dangerous to bring such electric skateboard in wet conditions which are either waterproof or water-resistant. You can fry the internals of the electric skateboard in no time and on top of this, brands give no warranty or claim for water-damaged boards.
To it is always recommended that you check whether your electric skateboard is waterproof or water-resistant
Griping the wet road
As it is common knowledge that roads get wet after rain, therefore when you ride your electric skateboard on this wet road the friction level between both of these surfaces becomes low. This results in a low grip on your electric skateboard.
You may also know by now that the wheels on the electric skateboard are designed in such a way that they only grip on dry surfaces. So when the wheels do not get enough grip it starts to slip. This can cause an accident if you are not careful enough.
So it is always advised not to ride your electric skateboard in wet conditions.
The wetness of shoes and pants
It is evident from the looks of the electric skateboard that it does not come with a mudguard. If you ride your electric skateboard on a wet road, then a lot of mud can fly off the road and get on to your shoes and pants. So you should always avoid riding your electric skateboard in rain.
Puddles on the roads can yield devastating results for your electric skateboard. As we have mentioned many times in this article that electric skateboard is not usually waterproof or water-resistant. When you ride over these puddles in the road the chances of water damage become tripled. So it is best to avoid using your electric skateboard in the rain
Water Seal in an electric skateboard
You should keep in mind the water seal located in the electric skateboard. If your electric skateboard does have a water seal, then you should know it has a life span of only 2 years and after this it becomes obsolete