3 phase question
Yeah I know, dipping into troubled waters with all these electrical questions...
I was taking with one of my Massage Therapist's (that nagging shoulder injuruy is still with me) who is also a lover of old tools. He was saying he drove an old 3 phase tablesaw by using 2-3 phase motors, and a single phase motor.
He could not remember exactly how the old set up was, but somehow the single phase motor powered the extra leg of the 3 phase motor, then that 3 phase motor powered up the tablesaw. He even said that he could shut the mid-3 phase motor off at some point and just use the single phase and the 3 phase tablesaw motor to power his saw.
Like railroad motors, 3 phase motors are easy to be had in the industrialized world of machine shops in which I work. All this sounded good to me, but I kind of wondered if he was remembering this set up correctly. I never heard of using a single phase as a 3 phase converter.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"