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Murphy's Law, "Nothing is as easy as it looks," has a corollary that says, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Nowhere is this more apparent than in phase conversion, where 2 equals 1, and adding one produces three (Fig. 2).
Figure 2 -
By adding a 3rd AC line to single-
Even though a phase converter adds only one more "leg," it is responsible for 2/3 of the power going to the equipment. Phase converters add a leg-
Many readers have already learned that 3-
Since the utility provides 3-
Customers have also been surprised to learn that even if the power company drops in 3-
Since phase converters work from the secondary side of the power grid (after the utility-
As for converter costs, a static, or capacitor-
A dynamic, or rotary phase converter can be connected to your three-
The next step is to determine the type of converter that is best suited to your needs.