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AC power with three legs run 120 degrees out of phase

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How can I tell if my banana fits in the banana hole?

Are all banana plugs the same? Can I use these Fluke brand banana plugs and plug them in to this Extech brand phase rotation tester? Will they fit? What defines banana plugs anyway? Is there an ISO ...
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Need help selecting the right speed controller for a 3-phase AC motor [closed]

This a three-phase single-volt 5-HP AC motor salvaged from a treadmill with a busted controller board. The goal is to salvage the treadmill. Originally I was trying to repair the controller board. I'...
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Need help identifying wires on 3-phase single-volt AC motor (6 leads)

I'm far from an electrician. Just a guy trying to get some new life out of an existing piece of machinery. See the image below, this 5HP motor comes from a heavy duty commercial treadmill. Based on ...
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Why were the phase currents taken instead of voltage as inputs in the space vector moduation method?

Why is it that the currents (ia,ib,ic) are taken as inputs, instead of voltages (va,vb,vc), when at the end, you need to create 3 phase stator voltages for the rotor to catch up with?
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Unsure if motor starter (contactor + overload) is needed instead of normal solid state relay

I am designing a system with several pumps ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 HP (all single phase) and am unsure of what kind of circuitry I need. I researched different motor contactors and overloads I could ...
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What governs the output voltage of a three-phase generator?

If you have a three-phase generator (or motor run as a generator), what part of it governs the output voltage? For example the speed at which you rotate the shaft governs the output frequency, but ...
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Is it safe to bundle together 380V cable + 24V signal cable + network cable?

I have the following cables between two machines: 380V 3-phase power cable 24V signal cable EtherCAT cable I would like to create an interface using a modular connector such as the one in the ...
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Finding the power dissipation in a wye-connection given resistors

The problem that I'm attempting to solve is the following: Three 1000 Ω resistors are connected in Y to a 200-Vac line. The power dissipation of the Y combination would be _____W. a. 42 b. 41 c. 40 d....
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Shoot through problem in 3-phase BLDC controller circuit

I have designed a 3-phase controller for a BLDC motor. I am checking one side of the bridge with a Pico-scope for shoot through. The wave-forms below are indicating that i am getting shoot through, ...
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DC unregulated power supply

I want to make a 70 VDC power supply, output unregulated with +/- 10V variation allowed. I also want 50 A current from it. My input can be 3-phase 380 V mains supply. I cannot think of a 3-phase ...
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3 phase power systems

why does a phase ground fault in an impedance grounded 3 phase system lead to variation of voltage in healthy phases but this variation doesn’t happen in solidly grounded systems? I was thinking about ...
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3 Phase motor changing rotation on startup intermittently

I have a total of three 3-phase floating fountain aerators. Last year they functioned properly. This year when I connected them, two of them were running in reverse and 1 was running forward. All ...
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Relay for 3 phase equipment

First of all - I am just reading up and will not perform any real life installations! ;-) If you have some 400V 3 phase equipment (e.g. a 3 phase motor), what is the practice for controlling the ...
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Single and 3-Phase Load Calculations

I have a probably obvious question about powering single phase loads from two legs of a 3 phase supply and how this impacts current draw calculations. This is something that is commonly done in my job ...
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Understanding voltage sampling rate of induction motors

Why it is required to have a sampling rate of at least 4kHz when sampling the voltage waveform of a three phase induction motor? I find most research papers use 4kHz but they don't state why. I want ...
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Wall Voltage in 3Phase

I have a relatively simple question on the grid voltage. When we say the voltage from the wall is 220 Vrms is that the line-line voltage or is that the phase voltage. ie are the two output lines from ...
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Simple 300-400VDC/100A power supply for EV charging from 400V 3-phase/32A

I would like to purchase or build a simple AC-DC power supply, with 400V/32A 3-phase input, and DC output adjustable (by a microcontroller which I would add) between 300-400VDC and upto 100A (not ...
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3-Pole Circuit Breaker with GPIO

I'm starting a small project involving 3-pole circuit breakers and 3-ph motors. There's this custom built machine with multiple 3-ph motors, each connected to circuit breakers. The purpose of the ...
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How to find the 120 degree phase angle in a single layered lap winding of a synchronous machine?

Ok, so I have a 4 pole synchronous machine with 24 slots meaning each slot has a phase difference of 30 degree with respect to each other. 1)That means pole pitch is 180 degree for a full pitched ...
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3 phase heating elements

Is there a simple way of calculating the power (kW) of a 3 phase heating element? I have 3 elements mounted in a pack and inserted into a tube and there are 12 tubes, so 36 elements in total. They ...
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How to run a DC device through 3 phace 400V AC mains?

So I need to put a wifi antenna on farmland, the issue is that the antenna needs 12V DC powered over Ethernet and the only power source nearby is a 3phase 400V AC one... So is there something like a ...
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3-phase inductance calculation homework

This is a homework question where i am stuck. Please help me out in this: Three similar impedances are connected in star across 2000 V, 50 Hz three phase supply. Power absorbed is 300 kW. ...
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Three phase system questions

I have been trying to solve homework questions on three phase systems but I am got stuck in two questions while solving solving them. Three similar impedances are connected in star across 2000V, ...
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Why does a rotating magnetic field's frequency decrease, if we increase number of poles (induction motor)?

I absolutely don't understand it and drives me crazy. I've found several sources, in which there are shown images and animations about how two or three phase electric current generate rotating ...
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When should we use \$V_L=V\$ when we prove \$P^1_{LOSS}=2P^3_{LOSS}\$.?

The book said when the transmission power and wire resistance of both one phase and three phase are the same,the power loss for one phase system is equal to two times power loss for three phase ,that ...
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The problem when i proved \$3S_Y=S_\Delta\$ by using \$S=I^2 Z\$ in three phase circuit

There is the proof about \$3S_Y=S_\Delta\$ in lots of books I have other way to prove the \$3S_Y=S_\Delta\$,however,there is a problem in my proof,but i don't know where am i wrong As we can see the ...
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Voltage notch behavior

I am using software to simulate and learn more about 3-phase semi-conductor rectifiers (using SCR.) I also learn about the voltage notches due to the possible overlap between the SCR commutation. If I ...
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In what condition,we can have \$P_{\Delta}=P_{Y}\$,not \$P_Y=\frac{1}{3}P_{\Delta} \$

The power consumption of three phase circuit, which is connected with \$ \Delta\$ type, is \$3000W\$,now if we modified it with \$ Y\$ type,what is the power consumption of this circuit? The answer ...
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What are the standard PWM output signals that a microcontroller should generate for 3 phase motor control?

I am programming a FOC 3 phase motor controller on a Teensy4. The motor will be driven by 6 MOSFETs and a gate driver IC for the MOSFETs. I have looked though the data sheets for many different gate ...
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What does this symbol mean? And I have some basic problems which the book didn't mention

A power system book asked me this question, but honestly I don't understand the circuit of question and the solution which author provided. Question: There are 3 primary currents, \$I_R,I_S\$,and \...
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where am i wrong in my calculation?why is \$V_{bc}=220∠120°-120°=220∠0°\$,not \$V_{bc}=220∠-120°-(120°)=220∠-240°\$

A three-phase Y circuit with positive sequence (abc),now if \$V_{ab}=220∠120°\$,then what is\$V_{bc}\$,and \$V_{ca}\$ ? i thought Y circuit with positive sequence means \$V_{ao}=220∠0°, V_{bo}=220∠-...
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Windmill 3 Phase AC control PCB

I've created a PCB for my newly built 3D printed Windmill. Now I am not entirely sure about all the components and the way they function, so I'd like to have your opinion on the circuitry before I ...
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Three Phase Rectifier Question (student)

I am new to this forum. I am an Electrical Engineering student working on a project. I am using Matlab Simulink/Simscape to perform simulations. Currently, I am working on a three-phase rectifier. (...
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Rotating magnetic field discrepancy

This may be a noob question Lets consider a balanced 3 phase supply namely \begin{align} R&= V \sin(x)\\ Y&= V \sin(x-120)\\ B&= V \sin(x+120) \end{align} At a neutral point we would ...
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Step down 3 phase 2kV AC to 3-12V at modest current (5-20mA max)

I'm looking for a way to step down 3 phase, 2kV AC power to 3-12V DC. I do not have a neutral, just the 3 phases and ground. This will be entirely isolated, nobody will be anywhere near this thing. ...
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back to back SCR firing circuit

I am trying to design a 3-phase soft start circuit.Are these two circuits different? My PCB design and RC snubber between anode & cathode is based on the second one.I want to make sure my circuit ...
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Control 3 phase load with microcontroller

I am designing a circuit to control a 3 phase resistive load (400V & 30A). The idea is to control the circuit with a microcontroller io. Since it will switch very often (1 Hz aprox), i decided ...
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Will this 3-phase 208Y/120 setup work [closed]

OKAY...electrician I had out recommended the following setup to supply 3-phase wye 208/120v off of 240V single-phase. My device is pulling 30 amps, and my entire load is about 15KVA. It's impossible ...
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Polyphase multivibrator (real vs SPICE simulation)

i have a following schematic for three-phase multivibrator: SPICE simulation shows that it should work (11 volts peaks on collector nodes): However, when i make this circuit on breadboard it does ...
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Converting single-phase 120 V or 240 V into three-phase 4-wire 120/208 V

I am needing to convert either 240 V or 120 V single-phase into 120/208 V three-phase 4-wire. The load needed is 30 A. My panel can supply up to 100 amps, so the amperage isn't an issue. I've looked ...
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Problem understandin per unit system

I having trouble understanding PU system especially "briding" the gap from PU system -> to Actual system To illustrate this here is an example where I am given the one-line diagram for the three ...
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What is all properties of orthogonal axis (dq) axis?

We know about the transformation between abc three phase to dq0 axis which is orthogonal. BUT I am confused about What is the added value and all properties of orthogonality for dq0 axis that help in ...
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The effects on torque/slip when changing speed?

I know that the number of poles altering frequency and voltage changes the speed but I don't know how either alters the torque or slip.
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terminal resistance of delta-wound BLDC motor

When the producers of BLDCs state terminal resistance and terminal inductance of a delta-wound motor, do they mean the R-L of the parallel between 1 triangle-side-coil and the series of the remaining ...
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Generator Output at different frequencies

If a three phase generator is stated as 200kVA, 440V, 60Hz therefore a current output of 262A. If said generator is changed to deliver 50Hz power at 440V, would that reduce the power available? so the ...
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Why the triangle reference wave is used in PWM for sine modulation?

I'm implementing PWM for a three-phase inverter. The documentation on the subject, especially the technical implementations, is very good but as far as I am able to understand none of the one I read ...
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“Black box” transformer: Y-Y, Y-Δ, or Δ-Δ connected?

As a preface, this is purely hypothetical. I know better than to use a transformer without knowing anything about it. I'm just trying to get an idea of whether this is possible, not whether it's a ...
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What does 6kV , 5MW 90% efficiency at full load with 0.9 Power Factor lagging represent for a motor?

I am confused with I see such a statement like the following statetment: Motor with 6kV , 5MW 90% efficiency at full load with 0.9 Power Factor lagging. Could anyone explain it in simple words ?
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What is this eqation represent in Voltage phases?

I have three pahse load star connected, by per unit $$ |Vab| = 0.9 \\|Vbc| =1.16 \\ |Vca|=1.0$$ the phase angle is chosen $$ Vab = - 90 $$ then the next equation is used to find the different ...
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Can we prove the difference of phase between the voltage of three alternating current is 120 degree with “math formula”?

In the three-phase electric power,we will assume the difference of phase between the voltage of three alternating current is 120 degree I want to ask why do we assume the 120 degree is the best ...

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