Your Own Phase Converter Plans
All of the 3 Phase Converters built from "build
your own phase converter plans" scored
poorly in all categories of our testing and
research. Due to the very nature of these phase
converter plans being for someone to build an electrical
apparatus that they were not familiar with, we found
that there were more injuries in the field due to this
type of plan than any other. Also, do to the fact
that an individual has to guess what is the best way to
produce the power that they needed there were the most
mistakes made, even by licensed electricians.
These types of plans tend to be deceptive about the
simplicity and then guide the user to make a product
that is not a real rotary phase converter. Most
people who attempted to follow these plans tried and
failed several times, wasting days and even weeks,
before they gave up and purchased a quality manufactured
rotary phase converter. Our experience shows that it
takes years of research to become an proficient phase
converter builder, and that it also requires good planning and a team of electrical engineers.
Most of the phase converters built with these types of
plans failed within a year and required more tinkering
Every "self build phase converter plans"
and "build it yourself phase converter kit" we
could find simply used materials and plans to build a
product that was simple and did not account for the
required power factor and other electrical
adjustments. These plans resulted in a home brew
type of product with electrical imbalances that could
harm the machinery they were intended to power.
In our research we found that some companies
called a product that they sold a "Rotary Phase
Converter" but, in fact, their product is made with
just a control box (or a Static
Converter) and an electric motor. These type
of products were shown though our rigorous testing to be
unsafe and unreliable. There is a tendency for
Phase Converter" controlled units to burn out
the equipment it is meant to operate due to phase
imbalances that change with the load. We did not
count these types of products as true Rotary Phase
Converters, but rather in the category of Static
Phase Converter or Build
Your Own Phase Converter Plans.
The "home build your own phase converter
plans" attempt to build a poor replacement for a
rotary phase converter. The 3 phase power is not
balanced 3 phase power. In addition to being
incomplete, leaving out important power factor
correction, they also rely on an electric motor to help
generate the 3rd phase. The circuitry of an
electric motor was not meant to do this and often causes
problems with the plan.
True Rotary Phase Converters must be manufactured
from the ground up due to the contactors, relays, and
other specialized parts, that must be built into the 3
phase generator that make this a very specialized
It is recommended that only true 3 phase balanced
Rotary Phase Converters, with a 3 phase generator and
power factor correction, is used to power 3 phase
machinery and equipment.
Remember that not all rotary phase converters are
manufactured to the same high quality standards.
Click here to read our Phase
Converter Purchasing Checklist for guidance in
selecting a quality product from a quality company.