Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England
Extract from back cover of book:
A practical guide to running three-phase equipment on single-phase electricity supplies.
Often, model engineers buy industrial workshop equipment, such as lathes, drilling machines and milling machines which usually require a three-phase electricity supply. Although ready-built phase convertors are available, they can often cost as much or even more than the equipment purchased. This book provides an invaluable source of practical guidance on how anyone can find out the type of electrical equipment they have, and how to convert it to allow it to run on a single-phase supply.
The book provides exact calculations, step-by-step instructions with photographs and diagrams and covers electricity supplies in the UK, North America, Europe and the rest of the world. Finally, it also advises on which equipment cannot be converted at all.
About the Author: Graham Astbury is a Chartered Engineer, who has recently retired after a career providing expert advice on process safety in the chemical industry.
Photos: Black & White
Units of Measurement: Imperial
Chapter 1 - Basic alternating current concepts
Chapter 2 - Why three-phase?
Chapter 3 - Useful instruments to have
Chapter 4 - Identifying what equipment you have
Chapter 5 - Steinmetz connection
Chapter 6 - Phase converters
Chapter 7 - The use of a motor-generator supply
Chapter 8 -Electronic variable speed drives
Chapter 9 - Wiring motor starters and overloads
Chapter 10 - Winding autotransformers
Chapter 11 - Heaters