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3 phase cost less? #3066
08/04/01 09:10 AM
08/04/01 09:10 AM
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Redsy  Offline OP
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Joined: Mar 2001
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Bucks County PA
I know that 3 phase power is more efficient.
But does this translate into savings on utility billing.
For example,
2400 watts @ 240 volt 1 ph. = 10 amps.
2400 watts @ 240 volt 3 ph. = 5.78 amps.
Other than initial higher installation costs, and without considering demand, P.F., etc, what is typical rate differences for 1 ph. versus 3 ph.? Does the customer benefit from the increased efficiency or do utilities charge more per kwh for 3 ph., and negate any savings?

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Re: 3 phase cost less? #3067
08/04/01 12:56 PM
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Frank Cinker  Offline
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In the area where I live the Utility company does not charge more per kwh for three phase power.


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