Three-phase Conversion provides an invaluable source of practical guidance on how anyone can find out the type of electrical equipment they have, and how to convert it to allow it to run on a single-phase supply. Whilst many books on the subject give just some ideas on methods of conversion, this one provides exact calculations for each method to ensure that the best performance is achieved, without compromising safety or risking burning out motors or other equipment.
● Basic alternating current concepts
● Why three-phase?
● Useful instruments to have
● Idendifying what equipment you have
● Steinmetz connection
● Phase converters
● The use of motor-generator supply
● Electronic variable speed drives
● Wiring motor starters and overloads
● Winding autotransformers
● Appendix 1: The mathematics of three-phase.
● Appendix 2: Notes for non-european supplies.
● Appendix 3: Copper wire tables.
● Appendix 4: Answers to questions.
Step-by-step instructions with photographs and diagrams make simple what would be thought of as difficult or complex. Worked examples of the few required calculations are given and cover electricity supplies in America, Europe and the rest of the world. Explanations of what test equipment is needed are given, along with instructions on how to build some useful test equipment at low cost. Finally, it does at least advise on which equipment cannot be converted at all.