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06-04-2019 09:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: phase perfect phase converter 3 phase three phase dpc 20 rotary phase

Hi everyone. I’m new to this forum but I saw someone was looking for a used Phase perfect a while back so I figured I would let you know I have a used one for sale. I’m located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but I can crate and ship anywhere (I think).

They are $7k (CAN) new so at this point I’m taking offers and seeing if anyone is interested.

If I posted this in the wrong area I’m sorry, please let me know where to place this post.

Have a great day!

Dave @ Nerv


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#1 posted 06-05-2019 06:40 PM

That’s an industrial grade phase converter; a bit large for the average home workshop. 5 hp would be about the largest a home shop would use; better to advertise it on an industrial site or through a used machinery dealer.

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#2 posted 06-05-2019 06:56 PM

The reason I thought I would post it here was due to how I used it. I started my CNC business in a home shop with 100A 240VAC single phase service and the 20HP PP was about the limit to what I could do with that service going to my residence.

It’s true some people will never go beyond 5HP but then again I know several people that have already outgrown their 10HP Phase perfects in their own shops. It is not uncommon to find a CNC that can fit in a home garage that will take most of what a 20HP PP can deliver. Anything beyond a 20HP will be past what a typical house can get for power and then I agree, agri or industrial are really the only areas they will see much use. Many awesome CNC routers will easily overpower a 10HP phase perfect and can be run in a home shop (Biesse, DMS, etc)

This is based off my 15 years or Phase perfect ownership running CNC’s, YMMV.

Dave @ Nerv

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#3 posted 06-10-2019 02:28 AM

I’m not so sure about it not being useful in a home workshop. I have the 10HP Phase Perfect, and couldn’t get the Grizzly 37” Wide Belt Sander because my 10HP version wasn’t large enough.

That being said, not many people have a spare 100amps of 220V current to supply that.

Good luck with the sale. I love my Phase Perfect. It’s been great having 3-phase machines.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#4 posted 06-11-2019 01:04 AM

This thread caught my eye because I am currently looking to upgrade my workshop to a mix of three phase and single phase equipment and have been looking at all options…VFD, rotary phase converter and Phase Perfect. However, the below comment from zzzdoc really brings into perspective that “You don’t get something for nothing!”

That being said, not many people have a spare 100amps of 220V current to supply that.

- zzzzdoc

I had not quite gotten to the point yet of figuring out what power I would need for a 20 HP unit and zzzdoc’s 100 amps comment stopped me in my tracks. I have a 100 amp panel in my shop and fully understand that this does not limit me to only one 100 amp breaker and no other breakers. However, it does point out that a Phase Perfect (and associated equipment) has an appetite for amps that requires close attention. The following is the 240V equipment I plan to run (amps are manufacturers recommended breaker size, not what the equipment draws):

- Sliding Table Saw (30 amp)
- Band Saw (30 amp)
- Drill Press (15 amp)
- Lathe (20 amp)
- Dust Collector (30 amp)
- The rest will be standard 120V LED shop lighting, work bench outlets, a shop TV, etc.

At most I would only have two pieces of equipment running at a time, one of them would be the dust collector so there should not be a huge draw on the system. That said, I am a complete neophyte when it comes to using 3 phase equipment from a single phase source so not certain if my 100 amp panel is a non-starter or if it is no issue.

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#5 posted 07-23-2019 05:55 PM

Is your Phase Perfect available for sale? What model is it, and when was it manufactured?

Thanks,

Dennis

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#6 posted 07-26-2019 10:21 PM

Phase perfect is still available! I would PM you but I haven’t had enough activity on this forum to be allowed such privileges. It is the DPC-20, works very well. The date of manufacture I will have to get back to you on, I am not near it at the moment.

Regards,

Dave @ Nerv

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#7 posted 07-28-2019 06:52 PM

Thanks. I was looking for a PT355.

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#8 posted 07-28-2019 10:01 PM

Sent you a PM expressing interest but, given what you said below, not certain if you will get it.


Phase perfect is still available! I would PM you but I haven t had enough activity on this forum to be allowed such privileges. It is the DPC-20, works very well. The date of manufacture I will have to get back to you on, I am not near it at the moment.

Regards,

Dave @ Nerv

- Nerv


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