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MrUnix

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#1 posted 11-04-2018 07:50 PM

Where do you find a VFD capable of sending 20amps at 220v for that price?
- Tzweber

Is the 5hp motor on yours really rated at 20A?!?

why not spend less and use a static phase convertor?
- FancyShoes

That would be my absolute last resort, and I’d rather swap motors than go that route. As mentioned, the SPC will reduce the motors power by roughly 1/3, and run the motor unbalanced – causing it to run hot and therefore more likely to burn up prematurely. Both conditions make it an extremely bad choice for a DC.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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