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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.