View Full Version : converting US voltage to 380 volts 3 phase European

12-29-2007, 10:21 PM
What would be the best way to run a European motor designed to run on 380 volts 3 phase? I have single phase 220 and a rotary phase converter for 3 phase (I built this a few years ago and it will handle up to 5 hp). I do not know the specs on the motor yet. I will be getting the equipment Monday afternoon. I am not sure about control wiring voltage yet either.
Thanks for any help.

12-29-2007, 11:25 PM
Personally I would look at finding a 230v motor, it is probably going to cost roughly the same as trying to find a 3ph transformer to match etc, also the European motor is probably 50hz, although in all probability will run ok on 60hz.

12-30-2007, 09:33 AM
Thanks Al_The_Man.
I will know better what I have tomorrow.