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RE: 3 phase converting

Original poster: "David Thomson" <dwt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Gary,

>  > Original poster: "David Thomson" <dwt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>  >  >
> It's cheaper these days to just buy a factory new rotary
> phase  > converter all ready to go.  I just bought one and it
> is on the way.
> NOT TRUE.  I just built a friend a 5 hp rotor converter.  The
> used 3 ph
> motor 5 hp cost me $5.00.   The run cap was $7.00.  The start cap
> $10.00.  Metal box $5.00.  Push button switch $2.00.  Total
> cost $24.00

You don't have true three phase power.  You can run a three phase
motor okay, but you can't generate a true rotating magnetic field as
in Tesla's Egg of Columbus demonstrator.  That is why I bought a true
three phase power source.  Check your legs and see if one of them is a