TerraCycle Universal Battery Mount - Right Side/ Folding
Electric drives on bikes and trikes are great for transportation and for enabling anyone to get out and ride, but until now, most people have had to hodgepodge together a way to carry the battery. Batteries are big, dense and valuable, and you don't want to just stick them anywhere. A rear rack sometimes works, but then the wires have to be extended, the weight is up high, and you can't use the rack for anything else.
Introducing TerraCycle's latest Universal Battery Mount- for folding trikes! Finally, a good way to attach your valuable, heavy battery: centered, low down, and out of the way- including when folded. Height and angle can be adjusted to fit just about any bike or trike on the market. The CNC machined mounting clamps precision made for the most common frame sizes. This battery mount is the super sturdy, elegant battery solution that the recumbent world has been waiting for!
Frequently Asked Questions- Universal Battery Mount- Right Side/Folding
1. What does this do?
This mount allows you to mount a battery under the seat on the right side, close to the centerline of your bike or trike. This is usually the very best place to mount a battery, because it's low and centered for better stability. On a folding trike, the right side winds up on top, so putting the battery on the right side lets you fold without interference.
Our regular Universal Battery Mount is similar, but goes on the left side, which is simpler to do but won't work with the fold. We make different Battery Mounts specific to ICE trikes due to their uniqueness. If you have an ICE trike, we recommend the ICE specific mounts because of the way the trike rear sections and folds work.
2. Where does it go?
It depends on the bike or trike, but on the main tube, generally just behind and under the seat. It goes on the right side, and has special H shaped extenders to move the battery out past the chain.
3. What kind of batteries can I put on it?
All sorts of them. The battery shelf is large and sturdy. We drill and tap it for some of the common batteries, like the BionX and NeoDrive that use standard bottle boss spacing. For other batteries, in shrink wrap or nylon housings, you can usually just strap them on or use zip ties. We make special, additional plates to mount the BionX rear rack battery and the Falco batteries, just because they use such an unusual mounting systems.
4. What size do I need?
There are two size things to consider. The first is the size of your frame tube. We machine clamps to exactly match the size of your main frame tube. When you tell us the make and model of your trike, we can pick the right clamps for you.
The second sizing thing to consider is the height of the main tube where the mount will attach. If the bottom of the main tube there is 10 inches or less, we recommend using the shorter adapter plate. If the bottom of the main tube where the mount will attach is higher than 12 inches, we recommend the long adapter plate. When you tell us the make and model of your trike, we will build things up with the right plate.