Author(s): William C. Morchin
Among others, Build a Battery-Powered Electric Bicycle serves the amateur craftsman who chooses to build their own. From how to choose the components, to how to put them together for a finished home built bicycle conversion, the authors give commentary and specific data for future modifications to improve performance. It is also useful to the purchaser of a factory built electric bicycle to understand the capabilities of his purchase and to judge to worthiness of his brand-new bike. The description, performance, and cost of over 45 commercial electric-powered bicycles is included. The authors include test results of sample configurations they have built, with component-cost ranges from under USD100 to over USD600. These features are also attractive to the amateur craftsman and mechanical engineers.
About the author:
WILLIAM C. MORCHIN has been a registered professional engineer since 1963 and holds an MS in electrical engineering. Mr. Morchin is President of Electro-Bicycle Company, which has optimized designs and performance-tested electric bicycle propulsion systems. He has also been a practicing consultant for sixteen years, prior to which, he was a manager and engineer of radar test and analysis for the Boeing Company for eighteen years. Mr. Morchin has written engineering articles on electric bicycle design and testing, and two previous books on radar. HENRY OMAN earned an MS in electrical engineering in 1951. He worked for six years in diesel-electric marine propulsion at Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. and for forty-three years at Boeing on projects such as electric-train propulsion, variable-speed motor control, and batteries for aerospace and ground applications. He is an IEEE Fellow and was the founder of the Power Electronics Society. Mr. Oman is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine. Mr. Oman is a registered professional engineer and has written the Energy Systems Engineering Handbook as well as chapters in other energy books and over fifty technical papers.