Thinking of powering your own events BUT don't know where to start?
As well as running pedal-powered events all over the world, we build and sell our products so you can too!
If you are interested in purchasing some of our products, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Please read the following short guide to get an idea of what is required if you are looking to power something using human energy.
An introduction to Pedal-powering your own events:
To begin converting human energy to power, there are three basic steps;
- Power generation
- Power distribution
- Power management
The whole process is fairly straight forward, but a basic understanding of these three steps will give you a clear idea of exactly what you need to get started.
First of all, we must create the electricity! At Electric Pedals our goal is to convert human energy into electricity, and our preferred choice of power generation is (you guessed it!) the BICYCLE. All our gear is built with pedal-power in mind.
Our bicycle hub generators, friction generators and motors produce electicity by converting the kinetic energy from pedalling or hand-cranking and are the starting point for pedal-powering your own events.
If you require equipment to generate electricity or would like information on any of our power generation products, then click HERE.
So what happens to the electricity you have generated?
Maybe the power of a single bike or hand crank isnt going to be enough for what you had in mind. If you are looking to power something bigger, like a cinema with music, projector, lights etc, you are going to need more bikes. And you are going to need to link them all together and distribute the electricity. We have come up with a easy and robust solution and have built our own bus-boards capable of linking 2 or more bikes together. Each bus board takes a pair of bicycles and creates a stable base for mounting the bikes ready to be linked to more bus-boards or to your power station.
Power station? Why do I need a power station?
Once you have generated electricity using our hand-cranks or bicycles, and have linked them all together, you are going to need to manage it and converted into a form we can use and manage safely. So we build our own POWER STATIONS to do this for you. Without the use of batteries, we have designed and built these stations to handle the electricity produced by our power generation equipment. They will cleanly, safely and efficiently convert your pedal-power into a power source similar to that used at home.
These stations are the heart of your system and play a necessary role in the running of human-powered events.
Please get in touch for a quote on any of these products
Display: Displaying your Power Output & Voltage
Add a visual element to your set-up by implementing a unit to display the power output of your system. We have designed and built LED light towers to display voltage and Power Monitors that read and display power in real-time.
These units are a great way to engage with your audience and to allow them to experience how their efforts directly affect your event.
Phone Charging: Pedal-Powered Phone charging UNIT
Our custom built phone charging units are inspired by our involvement with various festivals over the years and use the power generated from a single person to charge up to 8 phones or tablets. These are ideal for a small pedal-powered set up where space is limited and are also easily over-branded to incorporate your company logo or colours.