Supercomputers, fishing for information

Jon Elson elson at
Tue Nov 8 10:47:49 CST 2016

On 11/07/2016 10:31 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
> On 11/07/2016 07:59 PM, Mark Linimon wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 07, 2016 at 11:23:58AM -0800, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>>> But if you're a suburban resident living on Mulberry 
>>> Street, anything
>>> but single-phase is pretty much out of the question.
>> Oh, you can get it -- but be prepared for a large hassle.
>> A former neighbor had a 440V 3-phase Italian lathe in his 
>> backyard shop,
>> among other toys.  After he was laid off from his 
>> aerospace job doing
>> machining it was how he made his living.  He was a very 
>> handy person
>> to know :-)
>> mcl
> I have two 3-phase machines in my shop (Bridgeport mill 
> and Sheldon lathe) and run them each off a properly-sized 
> VFD. 2-phase in, 3-phase out, plus variable speed and 
> dynamic braking.
> Jon
And, of course, that is really SINGLE-PHASE power on 2 
wires, just to save anybody the trouble of correcting my error.


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