Three-Phase Conversion
by Graham Astbury

Softcover
150 x 210mm
152pp

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England

R.R.P.$19.90

ISBN 978-1-85486-262-4

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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

Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Terminology
Nomenclature

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

Bibliography
Appendix 1 - The mathematics of three-phase
Appendix 2 - Notes for non-European supplies
Appendix 3 - Copper wire tables
Appendix 4 - Answers to questions
Index