E-Bike sensors from Icarus Technology

With the advent of climate change and the growth of greener technologies it is no surprise that the electronic bike is now becoming a much more popular mode of transport. One of the many reasons the bike has become so popular is because it promotes a healthier lifestyle. There is a popular myth that e-bikes don’t require any pedalling to cause them to move but the opposite is true; the assistance of an e-bike only kicks in once the rider starts to pedal and varies on how hard you pedal and how much you want or need that assistance.

The ride assistance is controlled through digital means. The calibrations taken by the micro-controller are made through a series of sensors. There are several different types of sensors which Icarus Technology supply throughout the UK:

  • MLX92242 – senses the wheel speed.
  • MLX90393 – senses the brakes.
  • MLX92251 – calibrates the pedal assist system.
  • MLX90290 – senses the pedal torque.
  • MLX92215 – senses the speed of the motor.

The MLX92251 calibrates the system through the readings from the MLX90290, the torque sensor. All these sensors feed back to the micro-controller and contribute to the high performance of the e-bike.

The smooth running of the modern-day e-bike makes it a great alternative to the car and other modes of transport, especially in its impact on the environment. For example, in comparison to other forms of travel, when travelling one kilometre, an e-bike only uses 5-15 watt-hours as compared to 15–20-watt hours on foot, 30-40 by train and 400 by car. The improvements in technology, such as the latest sensors,

has meant that the modern-day e-bike can cruise for a lot longer at higher speeds with minimal damage to the environment. The one environmental downside to the e-bike is the recycling of the lithium batteries. In the past lithium batteries were much harder to recycle but now with improvements in battery longevity and recycling schemes, this downside is becoming far less of an issue.


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