Brushless Hub motor as 3 phase generator

Example of using a Golden Motors 48v 500w brushless hub motor as a generator. Hub motors make excellent generators as they produce useable voltages at very low RPM. Just turning the pedals with one hand (~110 rpm at motor) it can produce 15v @ 3 amps (45 watts). Brushless motors are 3 phase and require rectification with 6 diodes or (1 1/2) bridge rectifiers. Pick one that is designed more for torque then speed, 8-9 rpm/volt works best.

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