Thursday, 03 December, 2020

How I Built An All Electric Three Wheeled Trike


With rising transport costs, many people are finding it economical to ride a bicycle. Cycling not only helps to save money, it also promotes the health of the rider.

To give power to the battery, you need to recharge the battery before you use it. You will not reach your destination if you will use the bike having a used battery or one that is not fully charged. Charging the battery will mean hours for sure. One thing that you need to remember is to avoid overcharging. Do not leave the battery plugged for 24 hours. Having it in the socket for 3 days mean damages to the power source of your bike.

Electric bikes have some disadvantages such as battery wears out over time, battery charge time is generally half day to over night. So if you have 2 or more kids one might not get to enjoy the bike. Bikes are set speed and generally can not be modified.

A moped is what it sounds like, a motor and pedal. What you have is a motorized bicycle. To confuse things more there are electric bicycles also called e-bikes, but we will get to those later. A moped looks like a small motorcycle with or with out pedals. The most common distinction between a moped and a motorcycle is the limited engine size of mopeds or an electric motor on the moped.

OElectric bikes are limited by US Federal law to 750 watts and 20 miles per hour. There are a lot of bikes and kits on the market that advertise power as high as 1000 watts. Beware! There are two ways to measure wattage, the initial surge or “peak wattage” that the motor puts out when it is first starting up, and the continuous wattage that the motor operates under. A lot of very high wattage motors are advertising their peak wattage, not their continuous output. As a consumer it is very difficult to tell the difference, but you can always ask. A tipoff would be a relatively large motor such as 500 watts that operates on a lower voltage battery such as 36 volts. A genuine 500 watt (or larger) continuous output motor would generally use 48 volts or more.

So they are very versatile. You can cycle normally until you get to a hill, where you might need a bit of help. Or you can leave ‘pedal assist’ on all the time, which seems to be a favourite mode. With this on, most cyclists feel like they are still cycling, but they need less energy and so can further and, of course, faster. Or, if you want a complete rest, you can use the motor exclusively, making your bicicleta eletrica mountain bike 800w a slower type of scooter.

However, some people are still not comfortable with the idea of having to sweat all the way while traveling. Some someone came up with the idea of electric folding bicycles.

An electric bike allows for healthier living and more time outside in the environment. It is recreational and there is no air pollution. It may not be easy for everyone to build an electric bike. However, if you search online, you will be able to find many instructions and pictures on how to build an electric bike.