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Cytech technical e-bike

Who is the Cytech technical e-bike course aimed at?

The Cytech e-bike course is designed for bicycle dealers, sales staff and technicians who are looking to stock, sell and service e-bikes.

What does the Cytech technical e-bike course cover?

The 3 day e-bike course has been specifically designed to help prepare candidates for the ever increasing e-bike market sector. It provides the skills needed to confidently set-up, service and repair a broad spectrum of electric bikes along with an understanding of the specific standards and legal aspects that apply to them. It quickly gets candidates up to speed with all tha latest e-bike technology and equips them with the skills needed to work on today's rapidly advancing and ever more complex workshop environment.

This is the most comprehensive e-bike course available in the UK.

Subjects covered are:

Subjects covered are basic electrical theory, terminology, safe working practices when dealing with batteries and electrical units, understanding wiring diagrams, multi meter use, soldering iron and electrical crimps use with best practice for installing electrical connectors, removal and installation of components, diagnosis, testing and fault finding of the components, use of ‘intelligent’ diagnostics systems, understanding and working to the legal standards and being able to differentiate between "approved" and "non-type" approved e-bikes, communicating service work completed to the customer, test rides of e-bikes with the motor at the front or rear hub or built into the frame.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Have an understanding of basic electrical theory and be able to apply it when servicing an e-bike
  • Know how to work safely when servicing e-bikes
  • Know the correct handling methods when working with batteries
  • Be familiar with the current legislation regarding e-bikes
  • Know how to use a multimeter to diagnose faults on an e-bike
  • Know how to diagnose faults in an ‘intelligent’ e-bike system
  • Be able to read a wiring diagram
  • Be able to communicate the faults on an e-bike
  • Understand how an e-bike works and be able to translate this knowledge to different brands / models of e-bike
  • Be familiar with the terminology, tools and oils and components used when servicing e-bikes
  • Remove drive units from intelligent e-bikes
  • Be able to understand and use modern computer based fault diagnosis programs

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is designed for those who need a comprehensive insight into electric bikes. It delivers a complete overview and deep-dive into the different types of motor systems being used by all the leading e-bike manufacturers.

Candidates are expected to be competent mechanics with a good level of experience from working on and/or selling regular, non e-bikes eg. Cytech technical one qualification and at least 1 years industry knowledge as a minimum.

Who is the course NOT suitable for?

  • The Cytech e-bike course is not suitable for those who do not hold a Cytech technical one qualification/equivalent or with less than 1 years industry experience
  • Those with at least 2 years of regular e-bike servicing experience who have received specific in-house manufacturers training.
Note:

At the current time the course is delivered from our Oxford centre only. Future experience on top of this course (gained in company and from manufacturer training courses) is reasonably expected for those completing the Cytech e-bike course

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