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Electric Bicycles: A Guide to Design and Use [With CDROM] William C. Morchin

Electric Bicycles: A Guide to Design and Use [With CDROM]

William C. Morchin

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ISBN : 9780471746218
Paperback
200 pages
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Design or build a battery-powered electric bicycleFor much of the world, bicycles are a transportation mainstay. Electric bicycles--powered by a rechargeable battery pack--are proven to deliver the highest possible energy efficiency, even comparedMoreDesign or build a battery-powered electric bicycleFor much of the world, bicycles are a transportation mainstay. Electric bicycles--powered by a rechargeable battery pack--are proven to deliver the highest possible energy efficiency, even compared to pedal bikes. A transportation alternative to fossil fuels, electric bicycles are fast catching on, in part because they dont require factory assembly. End-users can easily construct them with available components.The text reveals important techniques, data, and examples that allow readers to judge various propulsion setups--used in both home- and factory-made bikes--and estimate speed and travel distance for each. Numerous charts clearly present the costs, benefits, and trade-offs between both commercial and user-converted models.Key features include:* Estimating motor-performance for wind, hill, and cruising power requirements* Estimating battery capacity and a thorough description of battery charging* Motor and motor-control options* Evaluating motor-to-wheel coupling options* Placement of propulsion components* Configurations and performance* How systems-engineering techniques can produce electric-bicycle designs that have long travel range and low life-cycle cost* Testing* Developments to watchA comprehensive resource for harnessing innovation, Electric Bicycles is the definitive practical guide to taking full advantage of this exciting alternative energy technology.