Rotary phase converter output:
259v (from black to red)
239v (from black to white)
239v (from red to white)
118v (from ground to red)
With fire extinguisher at the ready, I hooked it up and held my breath as I flipped the switch. It was a bit anti-climactic, because all I got was the dull thud of the switch tripping off as soon as it was switched on.
Inside the control cabinet, the main power switch is actually labeled as an inverter. Does anyone know exactly what this component does?
My next experiment will be to borrow a buck-boost converter from a friend and see if getting the voltage down will allow the machine to run. Anyone have similar experiences, or wants to offer a guess of what's going on?