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Subject: Re: Please Help - Wire for 3 Ph or New Motor?
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Date: 03/25/03 at 7:33 PM
Posted by: Dean
In Reply to: Re: Please Help - Wire for 3 Ph or New Motor? posted by Rick on 01/29/03 at 5:32 PM:
DON'T get power company to supply 3-phase! Your basic service bill will be more than you can imagine - even if 3-phase is available in your neighborhood. If it isn't... it's even less cost effective.
I had started w/ several Static converters on dedicated machines and even made up an extention cord with a static converter inline to power each machine as I went (1 man shop) - left statics on pedestal grinder and drill press used most often - used "Cord" for lathe and mill - then bought a shear... It would punch on static... but not enough oomph to raise back up! I contacted the site below... for $5.00 he sends you plans that you can use an old 2-pole disconnect switch, momentary pushbutton, 3-phase motor (other than the one you're trying to run, and a capacitor - wired together per very detailed instructions - I had disconnect, P/B, and an old 5 hp 3-phase motor (must be larger than total load to run at same time)$6.00 eBay for two capacitors (only need one) of proper size and I made my own rotary phase converter - @ much less than the $200-$500 they go for!! Write to him and tell him a satisfied customer sent you!!
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