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Subject: Please Help - Wire for 3 Ph or New Motor?

Date: 01/28/03 at 7:19 AM
Posted by: Anthony Hammond
E-mail: hamholfarm@aol.com
Message Posted:

Please I need Help. I don't know what to do. I understand a can purchase either a static or rotary phase converter to change the 1 HP 3 Ph Bridgeport Vertical Mill to 1 Ph service. I understand that a static phase converter will cause the motor to lose anywhere from 25% or more power. I do not want that. Also, I understand rotary phase converters are very expensive - which I do not have the money for.
Can I purchase a single phase motor that will fit the mill? It is a 1961 model, I can give all the information needed to anyone who can help. If replacing the motor is an option, is it less expensive than purchasing and using a phase converter? I'm fairly adapt in my mechanical skills, is the changing of a motor beyond most peoples skills thus requiring trained mill refurbishing technicians?
How would I go about determining the correct motor, I would like to move up to a 2 HP motor, however I have no idea on how to spec motorss, how do I determine all the correct details? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. This is all new to me, but it is so interesting, I have a lot to learn, but am very exited about this project. Thanks again, please someone help me.

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