VAXen at home

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Oct 16 17:04:19 CDT 2007

Back on the subject--a friend runs his 3-phase shop equipment off of 
a rotary "phase converter" (Rotocon).   At first blush, this looks 
like nothing more than a 3-phase motor with single-phase feeding one 
(delta-connected) winding with the others being fed through a large 
capacitor form one side of the mains or the other.  The equipment to 
be powered is connected in parallel with the windings of the Rotocon 

I take it that this might work for motors, but probably would wreak 
havoc with a less-reactive load such as a VAX.


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