If motor is marked 230/460 can it be wired single phase or 3 phase?

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08-08-2013 11:41 PM

So the new Unisaw we got at auction has a 5 hp 3 phase motor. But looking at the motor tag it states 230/460 and gives a diagram for wiring low voltage or wiring high voltage. Does this indicate I can wire it single phase if I don’t have 3 phase? Thanks.

By the way, this is the Unisaw. We are looking to re sell it, came with a 52” Bies fence.

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#1 posted 08-08-2013 11:48 PM

No. It means you can wire it for 230V 3 phase, or 460V 3 phase.
Only 3- phase.

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#2 posted 08-08-2013 11:49 PM

Thanks Joe, I figured as much. Just was not sure.

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#3 posted 08-09-2013 02:05 AM

Like I posted previously By simply mounting a static phase converter to the machine You can then plug it into single phase 220 and you would never know the difference.

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#4 posted 08-09-2013 02:12 AM

Yeah I agree Shawn, that static converter seems to be a great deal also. I am on the fence right now about that or going with a 10 hp rotary phase converter. But for this saw, since I am selling it, I just listed the link to the Ebay seller on my CL posting. I am seriously thinking about getting the static converter since it is cheap enough and just packaging it together with the saw so the buyer can get a plug and play saw.

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