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Posted on Sawstop 3 phase/Single Phase Swap

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#1 posted 02-03-2017 02:35 PM

I did not suggest to use vfd or RFC.
The only thing needed to run a 3 phase motor from a single phase is a capacitor, which does not affect the electronics.

Any 3 phase motor can be run off a single phase with a starting (and optionally run) capacitor albeit with reduced power. You would need to figure out how to feed the electronics, which probably is fed from a single phase anyway.
The problem is getting the required voltage if it is not 220v. You would need a transformer that costs approximately as much as a new motor.

- Carloz

I think the concern is the safety technology and the impacts doing vfd or RFC to try to accomodate the 3 phase. He does not mention the savings by getting it used, but if the motor change or added cost of the upgrade is close to new, might be best just to bight the bullet. I know I gagged at mine when I got and saved for several years before I could jump but have never regretted the ICS.


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