Free rotary phase converter

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SteveM
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Free rotary phase converter

Post by SteveM » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:57 am

The title of the forum is "Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!", but rarely is anything free.

The guy who bought my dad's milling machines didn't want the rotary phase converter, as he is going to be running a VFD.

We were able to use it to power up the mill, so it WAS working, but we know nothing about it. We have no wiring diagrams. I can't tell you anything about how it is wired, except that I know where the power went in and where it went out. All the wiring is still connected.

There is the motor and a control box with a start and run switch (the run switch is a circuit breaker).

My dad built this 20-30 or more years ago. When we think of something like this, we say "Oh, I'll just google 'Make your own rotary phase converter' ", but Al Gore hadn't invented the internet yet, so I find it pretty amazing he was able to get the plans for it.

Alternately, you could convert it back to a motor and use it for powering some really ancient piece of machinery. I'm sure Keith Rucker would drool all over this.

The deal is this:
You have to pick it up in southwestern Connecticut.
It is being sold "as-is".
This offer is ONLY available to long-time board members in good standing.
Since I will have to quantify that, I will call it member for a year and at least 100 posts.
You should bring a hand truck, as it is in a basement (hey, they got the mill up the stairs, so this should not be that hard).

Steve
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Re: Free rotary phase converter

Post by Rex » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:19 pm

Nice deal, but too far for me.
I was surprised to see I've had 678 posts (!) so I'd be good there.
Decent of you to offer this.

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Re: Free rotary phase converter

Post by TOTALLYRC » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:06 pm

Hi Steve,
Do you have a picture of the motor portion? How many HP is it?

Mike

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Re: Free rotary phase converter

Post by SteveM » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:28 pm

Thought I had posted the motor picture.

Here it is:
ArbogaMill (5).jpg
Have no idea how many horsepower it is, but given the age, the fact that it's as large as a 5hp motor is not an indication that it is 5hp :-)

Steve

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Re: Free rotary phase converter

Post by John Hasler » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:18 am

Steve writes:
> My dad built this 20-30 or more years ago. When we think of something like this, we say "Oh, I'll just google
> 'Make your own rotary phase converter' ", but Al Gore hadn't invented the internet yet, so I find it pretty
> amazing he was able to get the plans for it.

There were magazines. Or, perhaps he designed it himself. It's pretty simple.

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Re: Free rotary phase converter

Post by Metalman » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:44 pm

Hi Steve
I'm very interested. I was just looking into rotary phase converters to try to help a very good friend.
How. when? Let me know I am available most any time.
Ernie F.

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Re: Free rotary phase converter

Post by SteveM » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:33 pm

Ernie's friend found another motor to use, so the rotary phase converter one is still available.

I've cut the price in half.

We'll keep cutting the price in half every hour until someone takes it.

Steve

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