The TC Universal Battery Mount allows you to mount any e-bike battery directly behind or underneath the Trike seat. It has a clamp that fastens to the boom, and a platform which is pre-drilled with different holes for mounting the battery's cradle. FYI: For Catrikes please choose the 2" clamp size when ordering.
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 Universal Battery Mount! Finally, a good way to attach your valuable, heavy battery: centered, low down, and out of the way. You'll hardly know it's there! 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 Mounts
1. What does this do?
This mount allows you to mount a battery under the seat and 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. Mounting heavy things like batteries up high over the rear wheel often leads to handling issues. This mount was designed to solve that.
We make a different Battery Mount specific to the ICE rear suspended trikes. If you have an ICE rear suspended trike, we recommend that mount because it is specifically designed to work with the fold (the battery winds up on top after the fold, where it doesn't interfere with anything).
2. Where does it go?
It depends on the bike or trike, but on the main tube, generally just behind and under the seat. Usually on the left side, because the chain is on the right side.
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.