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Joined: Jan 2005
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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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Moderator is a very well thought out project. A classic rural phase-converter situation for multiple motors is
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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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Applicance-repair outfits stock motor-rum and motor-start capacitors.

It is not a trivual project.

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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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