I'm trying to figure out an experiment in a lab that we did with a three phase motor connected in a single phase power supply. The schematic is as below:
I measured all currents in the motor windings, and they seemed somewhat equal. (around 3 A, the motor was almost at full load)
As I believe that's not really possible because in this configuration the windings are at different potentials, I measured the winding resistance and inductance and made a simulation in multisim:
Turns out currents are very much different (even though this is simulated for startup conditions) I believe that with the motor spinning the currents should still be different or am I missing something? I studied some possible cases with different values of the capacitor, but I concluded that even if the reactive current in L2 was fully compensated by the capacitor, currents should still be very different.
I checked the connections I made 3 or 4 times and I'm 99% sure they were correct.
Can someone help me in this? Thanks