VFD to run a 4 hp three phase bandsaw off single phase power

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Forum topic by dqcustom posted 11-21-2015 04:10 AM 882 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-21-2015 04:10 AM

Hello fellow woodworkers,
I just picked up a Centauro Co 600 band saw. I have single phase power in my shop but it has a 4 hp three phase motor. I was considering a 4hp single phase vfd rated at 3kw. I am looking at getting one of the cheaper ebay vfds. I think the brand is Huan Yang. Some people say you need to derate the vfd so I would need a 7.5 hp vfd. But the one I am looking at says you can use single phase input. Does anyone have any experience with these running a band saw or other machines? Do they work well?

My other option is getting a single phase motor to replace it with.

Any thoughts will be helpful.


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#1 posted 11-21-2015 04:13 AM

HP rating is useless… what is the FLA rating on your motor?


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 04:19 AM

My suggestion: call the manufacturer of a VFD. Talk with their technical department. They can give you the best recommendations.

-- Julian

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