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Product details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Special Interest Model Books; Ill edition (29 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854862626
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854862624
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A practical guide to running three-phase equipment on single-phase electricity supplies. Often, model engineers buy industrial workshop equipment, such as lathes, drilling machines and milling machines which usually require a three-phase electricity supply. Although ready-built phase converters are available, they can often cost as much or even more than the equipment purchased. This book provides an invaluable source of practical guidance on how anyone can find out the type of electrical equipment they have, and how to convert it to allow it to run on a single-phase supply.
The book provides exact calculations, step-by-step instructions with photographs and diagrams and covers electricity supplies in the UK, North America, Europe and the rest of the world. Finally, it also advises on which equipment cannot be converted at all.
Graham Astbury is a Chartered Engineer, who has recently retired after a career providing expert advice on safety in the chemical industry.

About the Author

Graham Astbury graduated from the University of Birmingham and is a Chartered Engineer, who has recently retired after a career in the chemical industry providing expertise on the prevention of fires and explosions. With a lifelong interest in both model and electrical engineering, he started re-winding motors and transformers whilst still at school, and has spent the last few years researching into phase conversion methods for his own workshop.


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I actually bought this tome as a Christmas present for my brother he said it was a bit heavy going unless you have phD. But there was still a mine of information in it and has cleared up a lot of queries he had about 3 phase conversion.
He also said it would make a handy book for reference on subject and is glad I got for him and thats no BS. Not for faint hearted.
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No doubt highlights the engineering knowledge of the author but is of limited use to anyone contemplating the issues. Needs a more practical spin on things for the target audience. Tells us all the woes and perils of 'old style' generated / pseudo 3 phase yet gives little advice on a real, viable alternative; digital inversion......
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I can highly recommend this book which has allowed me an in depth knowledge of the three-phase electric motor and supply.there quite a bit of maths at the front but with a little peserverance even I have a clear understanding of RMS etc.I can also recommend the whole of this series of books as i have a few others as well.Well written by an expert.
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A well written and researched source of information for those that have the practical skills to build their own device.
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Just love books like this. for boffins and tradesmen and experimenters of electrical apparatus . Please read this.
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If you need to run 3-phase equipment and only have a single phase supply, this is the book to go for.
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I am sure the book is ok but not being an electian I found it hard going and dificult to understand
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This one can save you a lot of money, if you want a convenient 3 phase low current supply.
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