Re: 3-phase current

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Steve Roys <sroys-at-umaryland.edu>
> 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
> > 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?
> Steve.

	Of course.  Or almost of course.  In  a sense the three phase-motor
running on single phase and supplying a load is functioning as motor and
generator in a single machine.