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Re: 3 phase distribution transformer question
oh well yea i lived in a farm house ;-) lucky me...
our phases here are 240v
yea and i sapose i've been electricuted a few times....
hehe gets the ol' heart thumping again.....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: 3 phase distribution transformer question
> Original poster: "Eric Davidson" <edavidson-at-icva.gov>
> > Original poster: "Foxall" <term-at-foxall-dot-com.au>
> > say your powering this from your house, you may find that there are
> > outlets that run on different phases, if u can find 3 different ones,
> > theres your 3phase
> > u may of seen PA equipment with 3 power inlets, this is designed for
> > just said.... hope this helps...
> Hi all,
> Finding 3 different phases in ones house is totally impossible. Unless
> house has 3-phase service, and I would bet that 99.9% of residences do NOT
> have 3-phase service. Now, if you live on a farm there is a good chance
> you have 3-phase service. The idea of searching around your house for
> outlets that "run on different phases" is crazy and impossible. A
> but highly improbable, scerario could be three houses, close together,
> each had single phase service, but each house was on a different phase.
> ambitious coiler, and two of his/her willing neighbors could invest in
> dropcords and obtain 3-phase AC at some central point. Two 120 volt
> in the same house that use different lines (L1-N-L2) will have opposite
> POLARITY but will be in phase. Some folks consider this (incorrectly)
> another phase. Hope this helps.