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Convert 3 phase motor to single phase

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by Growls, Sep 5, 2017.

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  1. Growls

    Growls

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    Hi All, I purchased a 3 phase motor conveyor that runs way too fast when hooked up to 3 phase.
    Is there a way to convert it to single phase and slow it down?
    Is it just a case of only wiring one of the 3 positive wires up to a normal GPO?
     

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  2. Minder

    Minder

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    If it is a 2 pole motor, a bit under 3000rpm, then you could fit a 4 pole 1ph motor, or get a VFD for the present motor and run it off of 3 phase with a 230v 1ph supply, this will allow you to set it what rpm you need.
    M.
     
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