running 3 phase motors from single phase...

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Date: Tue Mar 30 08:30:33 2004

The old fashined way was to use a motorized phase converter, and special
transformer connections. I think now they use electronics to do the same
thing. Your drive is small enough I think electronics would be the answer,
or just get a single phase motor.

You must remember that 3 phase draws power equally three ways, and that
anything large will easily overload a single phase circuit found in most
homes. Power is power, and you can't BS electrons in that matter.

Gary Hildebrand
ST. Joseph, MO

> Rats, I just found out the museum's dead Sperry drum store uses a 3
> phase motor - is there any way I can run this from a single phase supply
> (UK mains, ~240V, 50Hz) without things blowing up? Or am I resigned to
> replacing the motor with a single phase equivalent?
> I just want to get the thing spinning so that people can hear it running
> - it's way beyond actually being able to restore it to working condition
> again :-(
> cheers
> Jules
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