Pedalling with a battery on one's back

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by mifletz, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. mifletz

    mifletz Member

    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015

  2. troyg

    troyg Member

    Though I didn't watch the clip, ask yourself, "would I carry gas on my back?" the answer should be "NO", so many more chances for shorting failure.
    Granted, most batteries won't spill, but first and foremost in any powered transport is the "affixing the fuel to the frame for safety" concern.Find one form of common transport where the tank is removed for filling.There are safer packs now, but look up lithium battery explosions on youtube, if it were on your back at speed you probably wouldn't know until the backpack was melting on you, at that point you're going to get some serios burns unless you have a seatbelt cutter on hand, and can use it surgically with speed.
    If not for the sake of safety, it would be rough on your back.Though it can be done, it wouldn't be smart.
  3. mifletz

    mifletz Member