Choosing the correct Phase Converter for your application
Determining the starting load of your machine will help
you choose the correct type and size of phase converter. The easiest way
to determine starting loads is to consider the amount of inertia and belt
friction that must be overcome for a machine to run. Big heavy parts take
more work to get moving.
Easy starting load machines:
Wheel balancing machines
Woodworking band saw
Medium starting load machines:
Belt drive lathes
Design "E" motors
Motors rated under 1000 rpm
Industrial washing machine
Radial arm saw
Taiwanese, Chinese, Brazilian, Mexican motors
Hard starting load machines:
Air compressors and refrigeration compressors.
Clutch less gear head lathes
Dust collection blowers
Ice cream machines
Flywheel assisted machinery, such as sheet metal breaks
Important - using
a larger phase converter than you currently need is safe, but one that
is too small will not work.
Once you have determined if your machine is Easy, Medium or Hard to start:
Click here to go to the Phase converter Page.