Hi peeps! I'm working on a new project. Since I've became carless, I've been considering alternative modes of transportation. So I decided to convert my pedal powered bicycle to electric!
So I went ahead and purchased a DC motor and bike mount from the wonderful land of China. Specified as 24v, 350rpm.
I already have a 12v sealed lead acid battery to start with. I might later on go with a larger or purchase another one and just put it in parallel or series depending on if I'm using 12v or 24v.
At my job, we have 12v DC pump controllers as well as 12v to 24v DC power booster/controller. I'll experiment with those to see how they perform.
So here is how my bike is now.
Here is just a mock-up of how it would look.
First I'll start with just playing with the motor and controllers at work tomorrow to see how it runs. Then once I get a feel for it a bit, I can begin assembling once I get my bike back from my friend's house. Probably what I'll do it bring it to my job since I got all the tools and supplies there and do it in a few lunch brakes.
Note: I have no idea what the legality of doing this would be.