UL 2849
Outline of Investigation for Pedal Electric Cycles (Pedelecs)

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Edition Number:1SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2013-07-01DOD Approved: --
Price Code:AANSI Approved: --
Type:outline

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover pedelecs (from pedal electric cycle) defined as a bicycle where the rider's pedaling is assisted by a small electric motor powered by a battery. Pedelecs include an electronic controller which stops the motor from producing mechanical power when the rider is not pedaling or when a certain maximum speed has been reached.

    1.2 The requirements contained in this Outline address the risks of fire, electric shock, and physical injury caused by malfunction of the motor drive.

    1.3 These requirements do not address the mechanical aspects of the bicycle upon which the motor drive is mounted. See 2.2(e).

    1.4 If the risk of fire does not exist at a pedelec, part, or circuit, then the requirements of this Outline intended to address the risk of fire shall not apply to that pedelec, part, or circuit.

    1.5 If the risk of electric shock does not exist at a pedelec, part, or circuit, then the requirements of this Outline intended to address the risk of electric shock shall not apply to that pedelec, part, or circuit.

    1.6 The requirements of this Outline intended to address the risk of fire do not apply to a product provided with a metal enclosure in which there are no openings in the enclosure through which molten metal, burning insulation, flaming particles, or other ignited material could fall onto flammable material, or through which a flame could be projected.

    1.7 These requirements do not cover bicycles provided with a small electric motor that can be exclusively propelled by the motor, where the user is not required to pedal (ebikes).

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Outline Title Page
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Components
          • 3 Units of Measurement
          • 4 Undated References
          • 5 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 6 Mechanical Assembly
          • 7 Enclosures
            • 7.1 Cast metal enclosures
            • 7.2 Sheet metal enclosures
            • 7.3 Polymeric enclosures
          • 8 Accessibility of Uninsulated Live Parts, Film-Coated Wire, and Moving Parts
          • 9 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 10 Wiring
          • 11 Electrical Insulation
          • 12 Current-Carrying Parts
          • 13 Spacings
          • 14 Application of UL 60730-1 to Pedelec Controls
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 15 General
          • 16 Temperature Test
          • 17 Motor Assistance Control
          • 18 Startup Assistance Mode
          • 19 Maximum Assistance Speed
          • 20 Mold Stress Relief Test
          • 21 Strain Relief Pull Test
          • 22 Push-Back Test
          • 23 Impact Test
          • 24 Shock Test
          • 25 Drop Test
          • 26 Water Exposure Test
          • 27 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
          • 28 Label Permanence Test
        • MARKINGS
          • 29 General
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 30 General