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  • D.C. inverter what the!

    I am building a new metal working machine and I need a 3/4 HP motor with a 56c frame and all of the ones that I can find are either outrageously priced or are 3phase or dc... that said how do you convert single phase to DC or is this even a decent Idea. thnks

  • #2
    You can't convert AC induction motor so that it works with DC (actually you can but that's what VFD does). There's no winding on the rotor, so it's a bit of a problem.

    I would go with a DC motor. Check this out.

    This is a true 2HP motor with lots of torque at low end. For $50 brand new, you can't go wrong. I've been thinking of replacing my single phase motor with this. RPM control is also much easier with DC.



    • #3
      You'd need a full wave rectifier to convert AC to DC. A filter to smooth out the ripple probably wouldn't hurt, either. In the size you'd need, I would guess it would not be cheap.

      If there is a motor rebuilding shop anywhere near you, go see what they may have for used motors. You might get a pretty good deal, depending on how overloaded the place is with used motors.

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      • #4
        I have a motor that may be what you are looking for, email sent.


        • #5
          Best way to go is to get a VFD and a 3 phase motor. The VFD (variable frequency drive) will convert 220VAC to 3 phase for the motor and give you infinite speed control. I have a 2hp unit that I use on my knife grinder soley....I also have a 1hp DC disc grinder.

          Do a google search for DEALERS ELECTRIC...They usually have great package deals/they are great people to deal with.

          Good Luck