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How do I calculated total current on each line with an even number of circuits (unbalanced)

In the first example I was calculating the current each line would see for the purpose of sizing wire. An EE told me my calculation was wrong and that phase A would see 74A not 64A. I'm wondering ...
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Are normally open contactors virtually safe from failing closed?

Quick question: are normally-open contactors (which I assume are simply high breaking capacity relays) virtually safe from failing closed? I want to cut off a 400V 3-phase supply using an emergency ...
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On 3 phase 30A 420V AC circuit, superimposed wave [on hold]

On 3 phase 30A 420V AC circuit, is it possible to superimpose 6000 V 0.001A variable HF wave? How can this be achieved and who can configure this requirement.
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3 phase currents come from 3 windings of a generator. But where is the neutral come from?

3 phase currents come from 3 windings of a generator. But where is the neutral come from?
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Exercise on a three-phase system where to evaluate the indication of the wattmeter

I have the following three-phase system where I have to evaluate the indication of the wattmeter W. Available data is: V = 380 ...
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3 phase stabilizer for single phase power

I just moved to a warehouse with single phase power (210 V? The power from the transformer is 3 phase.The power first goes to landlord's building before coming to the warehouse.) I have a Lioa dr3 30 ...
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Need to connect neutral wire?

In 3 phase machines have L1,L2,L3,N and PE(Protective earth).some time Neutral wire is not connected to the power supply.But,Machine have a neutral wire.What will happen if not connect neutral ...
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Wiring diagram and phase number of three phase transformer

Does anybody have an idea how to draw vector diagram of primary and secondary of a three phase transformer? For instance, if I need to draw vector diagram for Yzn5 diagram and then also draw the ...
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What happens if we run 415V 3 phase motor running on full load on to a 240V 3 phase supply?

I have a 415V 3 phase motor, but during emergency situation a 110V DC to 220VAC 3 Phase inverter comes into place. What will be the effects on the motor
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Single-Phase to Three Phase Cycloconverter

When my classmate report about cycloconverters. He discussed about different classifications and types of cycloconverters. He also discussed how Single-phase to Single-Phase Cycloconverters operate. ...
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Calculating single phase load from 3 phase power measurements

I need to record kW & kWh for individual phases on a circuit that has a 3 phase power meter that outputs the following data: Total for all three phases: kW kWh kVA kVAr power factor ...
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Mitigate the effects of magnetic induction heating in a three phase AC system

To mitigate the effects of magnetic induction heating in a three phase AC system, it is common practice to group the conductors and to keep them in the same raceway. Also, three phase power is ...
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Obtaining 240V from 480V 3-phase

We have a 480V 3-phase connection for a borehole pump, and we need to get a temporary 240V connection for lighting, no more than a few hundred watts. We are in South Africa which operates at 240V, ...
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Calculation of line-to-ground voltages from line-to-line voltages

I'm studying Electrical Engineering with the specification on Energy and Drive Systems in Germany. I currently have a task to develop a program, which gets some three-phase Voltages (line-to-line ...
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Y or Delta connections advantages / disadvantages

I have been studying three-phase systems for the whole course of a subject (on the first year of the university degree). I have finished now, and I know both "Y" (star) or "Delta" (triangle) ...
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Why would someone use an amplitude modulation ratio lower than one in a power inverter?

We had a test the other day, and there was this question: What is the minimum DC voltage required to drive a PWM, half-bridge, three-phase, power inverter to 4160Vrms. It should be possible to vary ...
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Three-phase system question

I'm solving some problems on three-phase systems. I'm doing pretty OK, but there is one problem that I'm not sure about the answer so I have some questions. We have a three-phase circuit connected in ...
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Three phase transformer question ?

we both agreed on the value of series impedance which is (12.82[82] ) however what i think he did wrong is the value of secondary reflected on primary since it is Y-delta 7967/480 = root(3) a ...
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Is it like that we can generate power in multiples of 3 only like ( 3 phase , 6 phase ) and can't generate in numbers llike 4 phase ,5 phase ? [duplicate]

does it has something related to symmtery ? Also why we prefer 3 phase more than others ?
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Three Phase Transformer

(Sorry for the bad drawing)... The picture contains three single phase transformers connected in star(both H.V. and L.V. sides). Now if i connect a load between the phase 'c' and 'n' keeping the ...
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How does 3 phase power operate single loads?

I am wondering how 3 phase power is used to power, say for example, light bulbs? If I have 3 phase power coming into my house, how are the 3 phase combines to enter the one prong of an electrical ...
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Three phase transformer windings

I have a quick question about three phase transformer windings. if I have a transformer that is Yd11 but I connect the generator to the d-side instead(primary side). Does it become Dy11 connected or ...
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Why do we need 3 phase power supply?

Why do we need 3 phase? For the reason that voltage will never be zero in 3 phase? OR we need high voltage?
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3-phase BLDC motor operation

I salvage motor from HDD, then I started googling around how to make it spin and found this video(there are good subtitles in English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMz2DYpos8w Here he just plug ...
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How does a multimeter sense whether it is measuring single or 3 phase voltages?

How does a multimeter sense whether the voltage we are measuring is single phase or three phase? It might be simple but I have no idea so please help me.
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Electric company supply single-phase or 3-phase?

Does the electrical company generally only supply single-phase in residential areas? i.e.: is 3-phase generally only available in higher use areas? And when 3-phase is supplied, do they have separate ...
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Field oriented control motor controller: is the measured Iq rms or the peak current? [closed]

Say the regulator regulates Iq to be 1A, is the actual motor current 1A RMS or 1A/sqrt(2)=0.707A?
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Three phase motor current verification

I want to verify that the quadrature current through a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) is actually the same amount as I commanded the field-oriented control (FOC) motor controller to push it ...
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Running single-phase through two or three windings of a three-phase inductor; why does the direction of the middle winding matter?

I have a three-phase inductor, MTE RL-00403, nominal 9 mH. I have some experimental results that don't make sense to me, which appear to be related to the fact that all three chokes share a single ...
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How to know if questions in an exam mean line, phase, or RMS voltage?

What is the difference between line, phase and RMS voltage? We get many questions where it is not mentioned whether the question is specifying line, phase or RMS voltage. I will attach some example ...
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Why are there only 3 wires on this power line?

When I was in Alaska, I saw a high voltage line, but I didn't see the Neutral. Is this because the water is conductive enough next to it to use as neutral? Or is it just two Phases. Where I ...
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motor Back EMF phase differences

I am reading though a product manual for an amplifier that I am working with. It says that if you view the motor Back-EMF while it is disconnected from the controller and spun in a clockwise direction ...
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Calculating Voltages in phases when a neutral fails

In the above star-connected three phase circuit the neutral is floating. I need to find the voltage across each load and which voltages are higher than 240 (Assuming the Line-to-line voltages are ...
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Calculating phase angles from symmetrical components

I'm getting the following values from a meter: ...
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How to add a desirable phase shift in the input from 3-phase ac mains?

I want to build a 12 pulse rectifier circuit. I know delta-wye or wye-delta transformers can be used to add phase shifts equal to the multiples of 30, but I don't want to use transformers. Is there ...
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Single phase from 3 phase generator

I got a good deal on a 3-phase generator, but everything I have is single phase. There's a sticker on it that says 230v 60hz. The output is a 4-wire plug. I did some testing with my multimeter and it ...
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Emergency 3-phase power supply in the event of power failure

I have two Magnum 400 10/20 drivers running two stepper motors. Peak power consumption is about 2 kW. In the event of a power failure on the 3-phase supply, I'd like to trigger a controlled emergency ...
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Calculate total apparent, average and reactive power in 3-phase

I am given a balanced 3 phase circuit question shown in the linked image. I am confused on the difference between apparent, average and reactive power and how each is calculated. This is my first post ...
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Three Phase Power. Phase Currents to Power and KVA calculations

I'm trying to learn a little bit more about three phase current, power and KVA. We currently have some hi-tech UPS power systems at work and I'm trying to ensure that they are adequately provisioned ...
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Three phase ground fault

Does a fault in ground of three-phase do more damage to home appliance than a fault in ground of single phase? and why? In a home with three phase input and single phase loads, fault in the ground ...
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What is proper polyphase AC terminology?

I'm not entirely clear on the proper terminology for polyphase AC systems. I hear it used informally, but I'm not sure what the proper formal names are, if there are any. How I've got it in my head is ...
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3 phase circuit, 3 x single-phase (hot-hot) loads: what ampacity?

I'm not an electrician (thus the question), but I'd like to know what is possible from a specification standpoint. Let's say we have a standard 3 phase power supply for a commercial building. We want ...
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how can i drive a motor with an inverter providing it's power supply? [duplicate]

I'm trying to drive a gyroscope that needs a 3 phase 400Hz 32v 0.7A power supply. i'm going to use an inverter to provide my supply(1phase to 3phase AC: LS-IG5A-0.75kw). i have 2question about it: ...
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Making a three phase voltage source to drive a gyroscope

I'm trying to drive a gyroscope that needs a 3 phase 400Hz 32v 1A power supply. How can I provide that supply? It's one part of my university project and I'm a beginner in this field. I'd like to find ...
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Balanced three phase circuit Y-Y with neutral

Here is my equivalent balanced three phase circuit Y-Y with neutral: Rla + jXla is my line impedance by phase. L1 and L2 are my loads. The exercise is saying that L1 absorbs 180 W and 240 VAr, L2 ...
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Disconnectors Symbol in Single Line Diagrams (SLD)

where should the moving part of a disconnector be located when breaking gets applied, on the energized side or on the disconnected side? Is there any standard?? Suppose a non ring, simple grid and ...
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3-phase Inverter in single phase operation

I'm working on a standard (AFAIK) 3-phase, 6-pulse inverter. I'm testing it under single-phase conditions to see what the de-rating will be. My understanding: With everything else staying the ...
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Three-phase rectifier circuit simulation

Is this the correct way to simulate a three-phase full bridge (6 pulses) rectifier? I ask because I have tried this first without the two capacitors, just one, and the capacitor seems to have ...
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Run a 3 Phase machine, on 240v with start & run capacitors [closed]

Being a Carpenter & Joiner, I must approach "cap in hand" and ask some proper sparkies for assistance in pointing me in the right direction please? Maybe someone could take a look at the wiring ...
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Use CT current sensor to measure AC current of a single device

So I recently bought 3 current transformers with the goal to measure the current of 3 washing machines. All I want to measure is if the machines are running or not so accuracy isn't really a concern. ...