Re: 3-phase current

On Tue, 8 Dec 1998, Tesla List wrote:

> Hi Ed, all:
> I believe that some of these designs include an idler motor, as suggested
> in another post, to actually generate a third phase. This method produces
> more power than simply running a three phase motor on 1 phase, although
> probably not as much as true three phase power. The available power depends
> on the size of the idler.
> - Mike

Maybe I'm missing something, and this might have already been posted, but
can't you just use a single-phase motor to run a three-phase motor
backwards as a generator?