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Table of Contents


Introduction

Knowledge and Choices.


Electricity as Fuel, Why 3-phase is Better Power

Getting over culture shock and up the learning curve.


Electrical Slight-of-Hand?

Producing the "Third Leg;" Prying 3-phase out of your utility company.


Producing the "Third Leg:" Static, or Capacitor Method

Static Converters and their limited applicability; Some means to enhanced performance; Concluding summary on the device.


Dynamic or Rotary/Capacitor Phase Converters

Recommended construction; How they work.


Balanced Voltages

Ways this is achieved, and some mistakes to avoid.


Converter Voltages and Small-Motor Operation

"Minimum loads" on rotary converters; How to shift power to the biggest load.


Automatic Voltage Regulation

Needed, but how broad is the applicability? Some major pitfalls.


Re-Defining Converter Design: The High-Resistance Rotor

Re-thinking a dinosaur deign: What do a race car and a rotor have in common; Litmus tests; dishonest latecomers to the industry; Newer technology


Summary and Concluding Advice


Application of Phase Converters

Overview & help in selection: Motor loads; CNC and voltage-sensitive equipment.


Specialized Machines

Making sure Computerized Machine Tools (CNC) have the right kind of power.


Supply Voltage

Getting precise voltage to your machine; Buck/boost transformers


Appendices

1. How Wild is the "Wild Leg?"


2. Perfect 3-phase From a Single-Phase Line.

Notes about the Phase Conversion Method:

A focus on performance.


A Note from the Writer

Meet the guy who wrote the book.