Electric bicycle conversion kits

could be putting you at risk

Conversion kits allow people to add an electric motor to their bicycle, but not all of them are sold with a battery. The battery then must be purchased separately, sometimes from a different seller.

The risk

Cheaper batteries purchased from online sources which don’t necessarily adhere to UK safety regulations are more likely to fail and cause a fire. Buying batteries second hand means you may be buying a battery that is already damaged and a fire risk.

DIY installations can also lead to damage of the kit, increasing the chances of battery failure and the likelihood of a fire. 

Our recommendation

If you are plan to convert your bicycle to an e-bike, get a professional to carry out the conversion. When buying batteries for your conversion, make sure you are buying from a reputable seller and that they aren't second hand.

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