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#129341 - 01/24/05 05:10 PM 3 ph motor supplied by a single phase supply
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Registered: 01/21/05
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hello there..its me once again.
i heard that it is possible for a 3-phase motor to be connected to a single phase supply with a use of a capacitor..
1. what would we call that set-up
2. is this a common practice?
3. how is it done? (please if you know some diagrams, i would really appreciate it.)
thanks a lot..
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#129342 - 01/24/05 08:47 PM Re: 3 ph motor supplied by a single phase supply
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   www.airraidsirens.com/proj_3phase.htm is a very well thought out project. A classic rural phase-converter situation for multiple motors is http://electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum7/HTML/000234.html
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#129343 - 01/24/05 09:33 PM Re: 3 ph motor supplied by a single phase supply
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thanks Mr. Moderator, but the other URL would not work. Still if there are some diagrams , i would truly appreciate it.
I would just like to know how a 3-ph load(in this case a motor) can be supplied by a single source with a help of a capacitor?
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#129344 - 01/25/05 09:09 AM Re: 3 ph motor supplied by a single phase supply
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  http://www.airraidsirens.com/proj_3phase.html

Applicance-repair outfits stock motor-rum and motor-start capacitors.

It is not a trivual project.

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#129345 - 01/29/05 11:09 AM Re: 3 ph motor supplied by a single phase supply
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Bjarney,
Wow, that brings back some memories.
We used to have to be able to start a three-phase motor using this very type of static converter, at Technical college.
The guy that wrote that was right though, the capacitors are very un-forgiving, with multiple start-stop cycles.
Years later, I'm still combing the paper out of my hair.
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