Mike Lee - Team Banana Racing wrote:
> >I envy your access to three phase, for most of us that requires a single
> >phase to 3 phase converter at some cost and varying efficiencies and
> >output. But I agree, three phase is how all power should come. The
> >motors are much lighter, simpler, more efficient and cheaper.
> With all this talk about 220V, I've got a question. Our house is getting
> close to be finished now, and the builder will be putting in a 220V "dryer"
> style outlet. By "dryer", I assume he means the type of receptacle a dryer
> can plug into. From the sounds of it, I think I can safely infer that it
> is single phase also. Since this hasn't been put in yet, and is subject
> to change, I'd like to know what additional work is necessary for 3 phase
> and if it's a reasonable thing to have in a "normal" garage/workshop (strictly
> residential suburbia).
Mike, three phase requires a completely separate feed to the house and
may well not be available. Neat if you can get it, but probably
expensive to install. John