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Hola, before everyone tells me why I'm doing it wrong please understand I need the braking, not the power.

I have a 550m descent on a paved (poorly) 8.8km road to the nearest town, my mid-drive bakfiets (img attached) can make the drop but even with 180mmx160mm hyd disc brakes I'm still terrified on the descent and getting up around 80kmph. I buy sintered brake pads by the dozen and burn them out in about 100km.

I'm building another EBike from an late 1990's carbon fiber suspension frame, I really need a regen hub motor for this build but I'm not familiar with the controls. Preferably I'd like to be able to set the top speed and the re-gen kick in at 30kmph. I found one hub of the proper size but due to language barriers the seller couldn't understand what I was asking.

can someone recommend a motor/controller combo?

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I'd recommend Grin Technologies All-Axle Front Hub Motor that's made up here in Canada. All-Axle Hub Motor - Grin Products - Product Info. I use it on a bakfiets like yours.

The Cycle Analyst is a HUD display that lets you program the controller and has a ton of settings. https://ebikes.ca/documents/CycleAnalyst_V31_Web.pdf. Their controllers have variable regenerative braking and can be tied to your throttle when an e-brake is fitted so you can increase/decrease the amount of regen on the fly. (pg. 27) Automatic braking is possible by setting a speed limit and that speed limit can be tied to a separate handlebar up/down control. (pg. 19)

Personally, I haven't tested auto-regen all that much as I don't have the hills, but I'd appreciate a video.
 

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20W/kg

Add a bathtub to the rig to cool your resistor?

It's a mountain. Dumping into a resistor is pointless for tye amount being spent. Assist on the climb home is nice, even better when you're coming home empty.
 

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I'd recommend Grin Technologies All-Axle Front Hub Motor that's made up here in Canada. All-Axle Hub Motor - Grin Products - Product Info. I use it on a bakfiets like yours.
good link and good info, thanks. The new build is not for the bakfiets, it's a suspended carbon fiber frame. I'm not a fan of front wheel drive on a bike, throttling out of corners is off balance with the center of torque in front of me.
 

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Here's an odd thought
you're correct in that but the type of motor is not the same. Big old motors with brushes can have the polarity reversed to generate brake power, bikes/scooters use BLDC motors, to dynamic brake is done by changing the timing of the signal sent to the motor. Same result, electricity makes go into whoa.
 

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No. You are wrong.

Yes you can reverse polarity on a DC, but you are using electical energy to counter potential energy. By your method you use 2 times X joules to leave and get back.

If you stored the energy in a battery going down hill using REGEN, you'll get back around 70% of the energy needed to climb the hill.

So you can use 2X or 0.3X energy. Over six times the energy expended to do reverse polarity braking than to regen. Your pedal power goes down by 3 times to climb back up.
 

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No. You are wrong.
Over six times the energy expended to do reverse polarity braking than to regen.
Maybe it's a language barrier but as you may recall from my OP I need the electrical power for braking & regen seems to be the only retail option. I really don't want to build a custom controller .

I also need rear wheel power as I indend to put 3kw on the frame with a triple tree suspension fork, the headset bearings won't operate properly with that kind of torque.
 

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Again - you want to store the energy from the hill in a battery, then use that stored energy to help climb it.

Almost any brushless motor controller will regen to do this.

You'll need around a 1kWh battery pack to store and release the energy.

Your motor sizing sounds about right for a 150kg bike and payload (includes rider).
 

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No, that's not what I want.

Estaré a plena carga al comenzar mi ascenso.

No necesito la recarga para asistirme en mi ascenso, necesito potencia de frenado para controlar mi descenso.
My concern, not too clearly stated above, is that he could/would reach charge capacity of the batteries on the down hill ride and suddenly have no regen available. From the comment above, it sounds like he starts at the bottom fully charged and then comes back down. Granted, there would be room for some charge since he went up first, but there is the real possibility that he could overcharge coming back down. At least in my opinion, the way I see it, for whatever that's worth.

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My concern, not too clearly stated above, is that he could/would reach charge capacity of the batteries on the down hill ride and suddenly have no regen available. From the comment above, it sounds like he starts at the bottom fully charged and then comes back down. Granted, there would be room for some charge since he went up first, but there is the real possibility that he could overcharge coming back down. At least in my opinion, the way I see it, for whatever that's worth.

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That would violate the laws of physics unless he pedaled on the way up
 

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