Phase-Craft contact information and new idler motor wiring diagrams

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Forum topic by PhaseCraft posted 10-17-2017 02:27 PM 1352 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2017 02:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: phase converter phase-craft idler motor wiring bandsaw lathe planer drill press jointer sander tablesaw miter saw

Greetings! I just wanted to drop by and thank all of the people from this forum who have bought phase converters from me over the years, and for the kind comments they’ve left. Most of you probably found me on a well-known online auction site. I have a Lumberjocks forum member right now who’s trying to find my phone number because he’s got some questions about running a planer. I used to provide my number in my listings, because people often have complicated questions about a particular application, and I really prefer to take as much time as needed to make sure my customers get the best solution for running their machinery. Unfortunately, after six years, I’m no longer permitted to provide direct contact information for my converters at that location.

Also, some of my customers have asked for a diagram that more clearly shows how to connect the nine leads in a typical idler motor to the the three dedicated “Idler Motor” terminals in my converters. I’m a better electrician than artist, but I’ve finally come up with a diagram that I think some of you may find helpful (see image). These are the two most common types of motors you’re likely to run into… “WYE-wound” motors, and “DELTA-wound” motors. These connection diagrams should work with anybody’s converters. The only difference being on most converters you only have three terminals, and you double up your idler motor leads with your 3-phase output leads. On all Phase-Craft converters, we provide six terminals. The idler motor goes on the first three, and your 3-phase output comes from the last three.

Finally, I hope this message isn’t too “spammy”. I’ve actually been a member here for about four years, but don’t personally work with wood that often. I’m usually too busy building phase converters and actually have no life. Thanks again for the support, guys… it’s always been appreciated!


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