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  • What is a hall sensor and why do electric bike motors need them?

    • Monday, 29 January 2018
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    Hall sensors are in most eBike motors, but not all. Ever heard of them and wondered what they are? They are magnetic sensors which help the controller to know what the position the motor is in as it t...

  • why LiFePO4 battery is not common use on ebike and ebike kits?

    • Saturday, 05 August 2017
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    Lithium iron phosphate battery eight advantages and shortcomingsLithium iron phosphate battery, refers to the use of lithium iron phosphate as a cathode material lithium-ion battery. Lithium-ion batte...

  • The battery is hot and abnormal, and is no longer working

    • Saturday, 05 August 2017
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    One of customer who ordered 36v 15.6Ah Samsung cells 2600mah downtube battery which has extra output cable 12v 1A. And BMS 30A like the following photos.The thinner cable is 12v 1A for front and rear ...

  • Freewheel or cassette (gear fittings)?

    • Sunday, 30 July 2017
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    Freewheel or cassette (gear fittings)?When choosing a rear wheel kit, you need to work out what type of gear fitting you have, there are two types – freewheel, or cassette.You should choose a rear mot...

  • Do I need a torque arm?

    • Sunday, 30 July 2017
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    Do I need a torque arm?This is a very short blog post, because the answer is YES! you should always use a torque arm for safety. If you don’t there is a risk even with a lower power motor that it will...

  • What is a brushless motor?

    • Sunday, 30 July 2017
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    One of the common questions we get, is what is a brushless motor? And customers requiring support to understand whether they have a brushless motor on their bike or not.Almost every eBike these days u...

  • Top speed

    • Sunday, 30 July 2017
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    Top speedIn line with this, we offer our 250W kits configurable to a 25kph speed limit on request. However it is the eBike builder’s discretion to choose whether they want a legal on-road bike or an o...

  • Which Motor Cable do I need?

    • Sunday, 30 July 2017
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    Which Motor Cable do I need?Quick guide to help you choose your motor cable:Getting a replacement motor cable for an eBike project is often a big problem as there are so many variations out there. Luc...

  • Geared v.s. Direct Drive eBike motors

    • Sunday, 30 July 2017
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    Geared v.s. Direct Drive eBike motorsWe often get asked what is the difference between geared motors and direct drive motors?From the outside of a motor, you can’t see much difference between the two...

  • How do Hall Effect brushless motor controllers work?

    • Sunday, 30 July 2017
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    Most electric bike motors use hall sensors to determine the motor position and help the controller to drive the motor correctly.This blog gives a simplified explanation as to how this motor control wo...

  • Hall sensor control v.s. no-hall – how to tell the difference.

    • Thursday, 27 July 2017
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    A very common technical question we get is regarding the difference between hall control and no hall control, when talking about brushless motor controllers for ebikes.It’s important because you need ...

  • Regen braking on ebike-is it worth it?

    • Thursday, 27 July 2017
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    People often assume that an electric bicycle will have regenerative braking, or that it will charge up as you pedal. Both assumptions are incorrect, and in this blog post we explain to you why.“Does i...

  • Electric Bike Motors Explained: Mid-Drive vs Hub

    • Sunday, 01 May 2016
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    Electric Bike Motors Explained: Mid-Drive vs HubWhether you are researching a multitude of electric bike configurations currently on the market, or trying to decide between different OUKA models, the ...