Bike Eectrification - How it works?
Bike electrification - what it is and how does it work?
Electrifying a bike is a process of modifying a regular bicycle into
an electric bicycle or shortly, e-bike. Essentially electrification comes down
to adding to regular bicycle 3 essential elements – DC
motor, Battery, and Control Unit or simply Controller.
DC motor is built-in into either the front or back wheel. From the motor capacity point of view, it doesn’t really matter in which wheel the motor will be installed, however, with very heavy motors installed into the front wheel, the rapid turning might become a little harder, especially at higher speeds.
Battery shape, weight, and placement depend on two things – desired capacity and the bicycle’s mainframe shape. The bigger capacity required the heavier and bigger battery becomes. There is a range of batteries in different shapes and capacity levels available, therefore we can offer one that will satisfy your needs. As to the battery placement, for the common bicycle’s triangle-shaped mainframes, the battery goes right there, inside the frame. If however bicycle has a carrier (trunk), there are batteries that are designed specifically for that spot and they fit perfectly there.
The last but not least important element of the set-up is the control unit. The control unit is a relatively small, rectangular-shaped aluminum boxes that connect the battery and motor together and helps them communicate and adjust velocity to the input you give (pedaling or pushing the acceleration button). Due to its small dimension control unit is placed depending on the space available after assembling a battery.