rotary phase converter


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rotary phase converter

[′rōd·ə·rē ′fāz kən‚vərd·ər]
(electricity)
Machine which converts power from an alternating-current system of one or more phases to an alternating-current system of a different number of phases, but of the same frequency.
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He developed high-voltage three phase alternating current motors of industrial frequency for traction and the rotary phase converter. He devised the plans of the electric traction of the Valtellina railway in Italy, which was the first high-voltage railway in the world to operate on alternating current.
As a central motif on the obverse the MV Class V40 electric locomotive with rotary phase converters, designed by Klmn Kand, also nicknamed as the Kand locomotive, is shown outlined by a grainy background resembling the surface of data tables on old locomotives.
A rotary phase converter can operate several three-phase motors from a single phase source is a useful accessory as are power phase converters.
Rotary phase converters are three-phase motors that take single-phase input current and, with the help of run capacitors, spin a motor under no load (i.e., idling) generating three-phase output current to the machinery.