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#1 posted 09-18-2012 12:48 PM

I think you may be on the right track staying with a 3phase motor. The main issue I have with that is the one that came with it is not in great shape accordding to the electrical shop I had test it for me. Which means I need to purchase a new motor anyways. It does appear that my options are better, as there are many more 3 phase motors out ther to purchase than single phase. With a convertor I would also have the ability to run other 3 phase machinery that I may purchase in the future. The most confusing part for me however is te motor itsself. Volts amps, rpms, etc. on site opinions all vary. I think I may have to bite the bullet and purchase one from the man who specializes in this and pay the extra price so I can get the project pointed in the right direction. Once the machine is back up and running, I think finding the other parts I need will follow and be much eaiser.. Do you have any knowledge as to wether I can increase the hp. from one to two as long as all the other specs stay the same. Any imput on what type of convertor to use and cost. Thank you for your imput. I’m off and running to to the electrical shop. Thanks again, restored

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