I am trying to step up voltage from 24V to 36V using a boost converter, specifically the PI3740-00-LGIZ by Vicor, in order to power a motor. However, I want to be able to do regenerative braking with the motor, which would require reverse current through the step-up converter. Can I simply connect a Zener diode in reverse in parallel with the boost converter, which breaks down at some voltage above 36V, e.g. 37V? If not, how can I achieve this?
Edit: The data sheet for the converter is here: http://www.vicorpower.com/documents/datasheets/ds_pi3740-00.pdf
I am looking to return about 100 watts for 1/4 of a second, once every second.
Edit 2: Thanks everyone for the posts. After looking through all the answers, I think the easiest thing to do is use the LT8708 controller from Analog Devices, and build a circuit around that. https://www.analog.com/media/en/technical-documentation/data-sheets/LT8708.pdf