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Offline Bear77

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American rotary converter
« on: June 08, 2019, 10:43 PM »
I was wondering if anyone has ever use a converter for A 3 phase.

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Offline TSO Products

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Re: American rotary converter
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 10:52 PM »
I was wondering if anyone has ever use a converter for A 3 phase.

a very practical approach for powering 3-phase equipment when you have no 3-ph power in the building. Rotary phase converters work well. Not a job for amateurs to set up properly but well worth it - last for years.

Hans
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: American rotary converter
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 09:00 AM »
For a single machine solution, you can also consider a variable frequency drive or VFD. They take 240 input and output 240 3 phase. A VFD to power 1-3 HP 3 phase motor are reasonably priced and relatively easy to install. Lots of resources on the internet

When you get above 3 HP or want run multiple machines a rotary phase converter usually makes more sense

Ron

Offline RJNeal

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Re: American rotary converter
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 09:13 AM »
I have one to drive my Boice Crane drill press and a 8” northfield joiner. Works great.
I placed it on a dedicated cart that rolls over the base of DP. Each piece of equipment has its own circuit breaker and plug.
Have you walked your saw today?

Offline Bear77

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Re: American rotary converter
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 06:01 PM »
Thank you for all the info

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Re: American rotary converter
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 10:28 AM »
one more vote for @RJNeal suggestion to put it on a cart. We did that with our system and served us very well over time - well worth the effort  [smile]

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Offline RJNeal

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Re: American rotary converter
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2019, 07:36 PM »
Thanks Hans for the vote. Sorry about the way over crowded shop picture.
Here is what the drawers look like. I made the height so the table Is at a normal drilling spot for most work and bits.
I love this drill press.
And the story on how I received it ......
Rick.
Have you walked your saw today?