running 3 phase motors from single phase...

From: meltie <>
Date: Tue Mar 30 08:57:47 2004

On Tuesday 30 March 2004 15:30, Paul Koning wrote:
> >>>>> "Jules" == Jules Richardson <>
> >>>>> writes:
> Jules> Rats, I just found out the museum's dead Sperry drum store
> Jules> uses a 3 phase motor - is there any way I can run this from a
> Jules> single phase supply (UK mains, ~240V, 50Hz) without things
> Jules> blowing up? Or am I resigned to replacing the motor with a
> Jules> single phase equivalent?
> I thought 3 phase mains was readily available in Europe? Or is that
> only on the continent? (I remember we had it in Holland, for the
> electric cooking stove.)

In the UK:
Nah, you've got to sacrifice a lamb daily to the utility gods to get them
to consider you for a 3-phase hookup. We do have ~240V everywhere though,
and all out consumer-grade plugs have earth pin provisions.

Received on Tue Mar 30 2004 - 08:57:47 BST

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