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Posted on "I Need a 3HP 1PH motor for PM66" Solved by going to the source

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#1 posted 02-22-2010 02:50 AM

you bit off a problem. a fixable problem, but a problem nontheless. so did I about a year ago. I bought a 2hp 3ph jointer. i’d recommend you head on over to and search VFD – Variable Frequency Drive. They have some wiring diagrams you will probably need. I assume you have a magnetic starter. Also check with the guys at Factorymation.

They talk to 4 or 5 folks like you and me every day about this problem. Those who bite before they know what they are biting. Make sure you write down all of the information on your motor tag. Factorymtion will ask a bunch of motor questions. They will likely recommend something from their TECO FM 50 line of AC drivers ($150 to $250). This is really who you need to be talking to if you have no choice but to keep the 3phase motor. Good luck.

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