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Heavy Duty Recumbent
Conversion System

  • $1,151.29

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Product Code: DDRH-recumbent-489-20-8sp

Availability: In stock

  • Best for Heavy Riders & Cargo
  • 20 mph / 9-42 Mile Range*
  • Pedal-Assist & Throttle On Demand

Subject to $35 DOT HazMat Shipping fee

  • Same-Day Shipping
  • Quality Parts
  • World-Class Support

Heavy duty kit for recumbent trikes.

Extras Included:

  • Pedal-assist extension Cable
  • Locking parking brake levers
  • Topeak Bar X-tender
  • Extra-long rack struts
  • P-clamps for rack mounting
  • Axiom Journey rear rack (for 9 and 20ah batteries) or 2-tier rear rack for 10ah batteries
  • Heavy duty direct-drive motor

 

E-BikeKit™ Rear 500w Direct-Drive Hub Motor Conversion Kit
with 48 Volt Li-ion Battery Pack and Charger

This premium electric bike conversion kit system is for riders that require the increased durability of a direct-drive motor for heavier loads and the long term reliability of a lithum battery. The direct-drive hub motor used in this conversion kit system is for heavier applications and a MUST for any total load (bike+rider+cargo) of 300lbs or more. This system pairs the heavy-duty motor with a 48v battery pack for increased torque and a 20MPH top speed.

Direct-drive motors are strong, durable and long-lasting due to zero internal friction. Some lower quality or larger direct-drive motors have resistance, but that should not be a concern with this E-BikeKit direct-drive hub motor.

Lithium batteries provide a high level of performance for the duration of each discharge (unlike seal lead-acid where performance is diminished 1:1 as the pack is emptied). Lithium batteries have a much higher weight to power ratio than lead-acid and 5-8 times the number of charge cycles (how many times a rechargeable battery can be charged from 0-100%). The lithium option costs more initially ,but over time, the "cost-per-cycle" is about half the cost of lead-acid. Lithium packs also require less care as they can be left partially charged, and do not require immediate charging after each use. All batteries MUST be properly cared for during storage.

System Specs:
Watts (Nominal/Peak): 500-1000w (EBK 22amp controller)
Top Speed: Approx. 20 MPH @48v in 26" wheel
Range: 9-42 Miles *(see battery chart)
Charge Time: 2.5hrs (0-100%)
Weight: 24lbs (11kgs)
Performance: High
Efficiency: Medium
Stealth Factor: Low

Li-ion batteries provide a high level of performance for the duration of each discharge (unlike seal lead-acid where performance is diminished 1:1 as the pack is emptied). Li-ion batteries have a much higher power to weight ratio than lead-acid and 5-8 times the number of charge cycles (how many times a rechargeable battery can be charged from 0-100%). The li-ion option costs more initially ,but over time, the "cost-per-cycle" is about half the cost of lead-acid. Li-ion packs also require less care as they can be left partially charged, and do not require immediate charging after each use. All batteries MUST be properly cared for during storage.


Battery Choice: We offer 3 battery packs for this kit - the 9ah Li-Ion Shrink Wrapped battery is the lightest and smallest, at just 5.8lbs. The 20ah Li-Ion Shrink Wrapped battery is the longest lasting, with a 19-42 mile range. The 10ah Li-Ion Aluminum Case battery sports a rugged enclosure, carrying handle, and locks in place with a key.

Model Weight Range Mount Style Cost
48v 9ah Shrink Wrapped 5.8lbs 9-21 Battery bag with velcro straps (included, rack not included) Base Cost
48v 10ah Alu 9.7lbs 10-24 Rear Rack (included) +$230
48v 20ah Shrink Wrapped 14lbs  19-42 Battery bag with velcro straps (included, rack not included) +$380

 

Choosing Your Wheel Size: You can find your wheel size written on your tire. Available size options for this conversion kit are: 16", 20", 24", 26", 700c & 29er. Acceptable tire widths for the E-BikeKit rims: 1.15"(29mm) - 2.25"(57mm).

Freewheel choice and OLD spacing: Our motors are intended for a 7-speed freewheel and provide 135mm OLD (dropout) spacing with a 7-speed freewheel and 15mm disc-offset.
When using an 8, 9, or 10-speed freewheel, this will increase the OLD by about 3.5mm per speed. When we assemble the motor here, we will dish and space it correctly to fit this. To install the wider wheel, you may need to spread the dropouts of the bike open in order to fit.
If you are not using disc brakes, so don't need the 15mm disc-offset, we can reconfigure the spacing to fit 135mm in many cases.

Learn More: Top 25 FAQ / Front vs Rear Wheel / Compatibility / Pedal Assist Compatibility

Helpful Resources: Installation Videos / Owner's Manuals

Note: our kits include parts to fit a wide variety of bikes, but do not fit every bike without modification or extra parts. Our representatives are available to help with compatibility questions and make recommendations on additional parts that you may need.

Questions? Call us toll free at 1-866-882-3245 and an experienced professional can assist you.
Mon-Friday 9am-5pm EST. Outside of business hours get help fast via email.

Shipping Note: Li-ion batteries are shipped separately from electric bike kits. Li-ion battery packs are shipped via Fedex Hazmat and are require a signature for delivery. You may receive your kit, battery and possibly the battery rack (if applicable), on separate days.

Motor Specs

Brand: Electric Bike Technologies
Type: Direct-Drive (brushless, disc brake compatible)
Power: 500w nominal / >750w @36v / >1000 @48v
Max Torque: 39N-m @36v / 46N-m @48v
Max RPM: 194 @36v / 259 @48v
Cable: 8" axle exit, 3-phase / 5 hall effect
Connector: Round 8-pin 19/32" (10.4mm)
Weight: 12.8lbs (5.8kg)
Warranty: 1 Year (up to 48v - 600lb max load)

Battery Specs

Nominal Voltage: 48v
Nominal Capacity: 9Ah / 10Ah / 20Ah (0.2C)
Battery Energy: 421Wh / 468Wh /  936Wh (Approx.)
Dimensions: See table
Total Weight: 5.8lbs / 9.7lbs / 14lbs
Cell Assembly: 18650-3.6v-13S  4P / 5P / 10P
Life Cycles: 800-1000 cycles
Max. Continuous Discharge: 20A / 22.5A / 50A 
BMS Protection Current: 30A / 30A / 60A
Discharge Cut-Off Voltage: 39v
Max. Charge Voltage: 54.6v
Inner Resistance: 180mΩ / 180mΩ / 220mΩ 
Charge Time: 4 hours / 3 hours / 5 hours
Operation Temperature Range: Charge: 0’C---45’C / Discharge: -20’C---60’C
Storage Temperature: 0’C---40’C (Extended Storage: 15’C-25’C;)
Battery Case Material: Blue PVC Heatshrink / Aluminum / Blue PVC Heatshrink
Assembled Pack Certificates: UL; UN38.3; MSDS; RoHS; SGS
Limited Warranty: 1 Year
Manufacturer: Electric Bike Technologies

**System includes battery carrying rear rack.

UN 38.3 Certified e-bike battery Assembled Pack Certificates: UL; UN38.3; MSDS; RoHS; SGS

Includes

Every E-BikeKit conversion kit comes with all of the parts you'll need for your conversion.

1 x USA hand-built wheel w/ disc-brake compatible hub motor
1 x 36/48V compatible 22amp 12FET controller
1 x Programmable LCD Dashboard
1 x PAS 12-magnet Split Disc
1 x PAS Sensor Left side mount (right by request)
2 x Throttles (1 Thumb & 1 Split-Twist)
2 x E-Brake handles (left & right)
1 x Motor cable
1 x Accessory cable
1 x Battery wire harness (kits w/o batteries only)
1 x Freewheel (rears only)
1 x Battery
1 x Battery charger
1 x Owner's manual w/ installation guide
***Zip Ties, c-washers & torque arms in every kit!

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    Extras for Recumbent Heavy-duty Kit:

     

    E-BikeKit 36/48V compatible 22amp 12FET controllere-bikekit-conversion-kit-LCD-PASE-BikeKit PAS 12-magnet Split DiscE-BikeKit PAS Sensor Left side mount (right by request)E-BikeKit Throttles (1 Thumb & 1 Split-Twist)e-bikekit-e-brake-setE-BikeKit Accessory cable 4-1e-bikekit-battery-wire-harnesse-bikekit-small-parts

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