I pulled a couple 4Ah 3S LiPos from my tricopter’s stash and soldered together a little series adapter to give me an effective 4Ah 6S LiPo pack. The effective range has been cut in half to around 5miles compared to the original 13lb 10Ah SLA pack, but that’s still plenty enough to get someone around a college campus.
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Here’s a video of the updated e-bike taking a quick spin around the block: Be sure to continue reading after the break for more info.
Continue reading 5 Minute SLA to LiPo Battery Conversion for the DIY Electric Bicycle (Video)
Circa 2008. At age 13 my adolescent mind desired a motorized bicycle. With absolutely no budget, I began brainstorming ways to cannibalize my seldom-used Razor E300 electric scooter with its rusty bearings and dry SLA batteries… This is the short story about how my DIY e-bike came to be.
Continue reading The story of how the electric bicycle was born