One of the coolest trends in modern transportation is the oldest!
The everyday bicycle has been around for well over a century now, allowing a simple mode of transportation that is both inexpensive and low maintenance. Most cities have some very scenic trails that entice the rider to savor the ride even more, leading to a market full of elaborate options for upgrading . It’s not Grandpa’s bicycle shop anymore! Even the tricycle has matured to an extremely useful low cost commuter.
A friend of mine recently bought a 3 wheeled bike he uses for his main transportation. What he was doing with it sparked my curiosity to the maximum! This bike was going to be a full fledged tricycle equipped with nearly a Kilowatt of power connected. The battery alone was an investment of nearly $300. This friend introduced me to some links about building your own E-Bike batteries, and I was hooked immediately!
I am not interested in building an E-Bike at this time, but I am interested in powering a recently purchased AC 110volt 30 Watt LED work light with Lithium Batteries. My hope is to power off the shelf work lights for extended periods directly from a small DC to AC inverter. There are a few products on the market already, but they are expensive and are only AC or Battery…. I want the best of both worlds.
Most of the Do-It-Yourself battery projects are for just a few categories: Solar, Electric Vehicles, Power Tools, and lighting. There are many others, but the above are the majority applications.
So after my friend gave me insight into battery packs, I was off to the races so to speak, to build something for my big spotlight. I will continue as time permits to keep Homewatts.com full of information as I learn this stuff!…………………….Larry