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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A rotary phase converter is the most flexible and can handle any type, number, and size of load within its rating.
These are typically priced in between static and rotary phase converters.
A rotary phase converter can operate several three-phase motors from a single phase source is a useful accessory as are power phase converters.