Question

How do I get 3 phase electricity to my house?

I called the power company and asked about 3 phase, but they won't give me 3 phase :(

I was wondering if there is any good 3 phase generators out there for sale.

Answer

Edit.

Yes Steven, a phase converter Is sized by motor horse power.

Example, if the motor on your brake press is 10 HP, you need a 10 Hp phase converter.

Original answer:

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You can use a phase converter.

phase converter

http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=nav…

Wingman

Jun 28 at 23:10

For availing 3 phase supply for industrial purpose ,there are certain requirements as per supply rules.

Jun 29 at 2:56

This site has some info about how to make an electricity generator , maybe it can help you.

http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-make-an-electricity-generator

hope it helps

Jun 29 at 7:5

The other choice is to change the motor. Might be as cheap and less trouble in the long run.

Jun 29 at 11:37

Check with a licensed electrician. Local codes (and insurance companies) may prevent you from having 3 phase electricity in your home from the power company. Three phase power can provide 110, 220 and 440 Volts using 1, 2 or 3 phases, respectively. Most homes have 2 phase power (220 volts) for electric stoves and clothes dryers, etc. A higher voltage (440 volts) is increasingly dangerous and usually reserved for large motors and heating equipment in industry and manufacture. You may also have to check with zoning boards to have heavy duty electrical equipment (generators) in your home. Of course there may be 3 phase generators with much lower voltages for lab projects, etc. but you mentioned the power company.

Jun 29 at 16:32