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Human Powered Solutions CTO Mike Fritz Has Been Accepted As A Member Of Two UL Technical Committees

Published September 8, 2023

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Plainfield, IL (September 7, 2023) – After inviting Fritz to apply for membership, UL Standards & Engagement confirmed that the Technical Committee Chair of TC 2849 approved Fritz’s membership, followed by confirmation from the Chair of TC 2580 which covers UL 2271 and UL 2580. 

UL 2849 is the voluntary standard for Electrical Systems for Ebikes and UL 2580 is the standard for Batteries for use in Electric Vehicles, such as Ebikes, including voluntary standards UL 2271 and UL 2580. 

“I’m old school!” Fritz said. “I started my professional career at the Schwinn Bicycle factory in Chicago back in 1973. Over the years, I have worked in product engineering management for several ebike brands, as well as being CTO for ebike propulsion system component manufacturers. Importantly, I was employed as the North American technical representative by a leading battery pack supplier to the ebike industry. 

“This experience enables me to offer our micromobility clients a level of technical insight that they would not have when sub-contacting product development and manufacturing engineering to OEM’s and third- party suppliers. This is especially true with respect to lithium-ion batteries and related micromobility propulsion systems. I was trained on technologies, processes and protocols associated with the design, production and servicing of high-quality lithium-ion batteries used in the ebike industry.”

“A key service Human Powered Solutions offers to micromobility clients is the ability to interact with lithium-ion battery pack suppliers to establish complete battery pack specifications and necessary performance attributes to ensure that clients are integrating appropriate battery packs into propulsion systems that are suitable for their application.”  

The Human Powered Solutions Consultancy possesses a unique skill set that includes pedal only, electric assist, electric component, connectivity and communication product and system design, manufacturing, and management. In addition, they have extensive industry and consumer research experience and data and insights on retail dealers. 

The global nonprofit UL Standard & Engagement safety science organization develops, publishes and, maintains consensus standards that guide the safety, performance, and sustainability of new products and evolving technologies and services, delivering solutions that range from household appliances to smoke alarms, from batteries and building materials to cybersecurity and autonomous vehicles.


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