|Project by Shawn Masterson||posted 02-26-2013 12:45 AM||2596 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
This is the best category I could think of since my shop is my biggest project. Sorry if it’s in the wrong place
This project all started with the purchase of a 20” planer 5HP (3phz). It came with a static phase converter, which is wrong for this size machine. In doing lots of research I bought a set of plans for a build rotary converter from E-bay, the plans I bought were not complete (IMO) after going back and forth with the seller I asked for a refund and he obliged. In my research I discovered it would cost me more to build one than to buy a pre-made panel. So I started searching for the right panel for me. I stumbled across a few pre-made panel on E-bay. It was a “Phase-Craft” I chose. The owner had his phone number in the listing so I gave him a call. In talking with him we came to the conclusion I needed a 10 HP panel. The panel came to 189.18 with free shipping and a 3 year warranty. It was here in three days. I bench tested it and it worked flawlessly right out of the box and only took 15 min to hook it up. Know it’s time for mods, I wanted to turn it on and off remotely. The remotes I chose were a 4 piece set from menards , 1 remote and 3 receivers, two of them for DC and the last was for the 3phz converter. in the second picture you can see the cord, remote and the plug I added(these are not factory). it work great from any where in the shop, even as far away as the deck(40’). I left the factory switch in place, so when I walk in I flip it on, and when I need it I just hit the remote and I am makin 3phz. I will do a formal review later after I put a few miles on it.