With the ever-increasing popularity of DIY projects, some people are under the impression that a DIY phase converter is a cost-effective approach to generating balanced 3 phase power to their machinery or equipment. Unfortunately, this DIY mindset may be dangerous and unreliable when it comes to dealing with electrical products such as rotary and static phase converters. Although you may be able to easily find phase converter plans or a “how-to” manual on the internet, it’s crucial that you understand the dangers and hazards associated with building your own phase converter and why you should strongly consider purchasing a phase converter from a trusted distributor instead.

A number of safety risks
Dealing with phase converters and electrical products is a major hazard. From damaged equipment to injury or death, the risks associated with constructing a phase converter are extensive. It’s also important to note that in some jurisdictions, it may be illegal for anyone other than a licensed electrician to perform electrical work of this caliber. If you’re not a skilled electrical engineer, you may be putting yourself in an extremely dangerous situation that’s easily avoidable.

Won’t follow industry standards and regulations
Since you’ll be putting the phase converter together on your own, it will be almost impossible for you to meet any sort of safety standards or regulations set forth by industry organizations. At North America Phase Converters and Electrical Supply, our products meet NEC and UL regulations and standards, ensuring that they’re up to par in terms of reliability and safety.

No guaranteed reliability
It’s difficult to know just how reliable a DIY phase converter will be without obtaining it from a trusted distributor. At NAPCES, we provide both a sizing and pricing guarantee that if your phase converter isn’t working for your applications, we’ll fix it, no questions asked. By limiting yourself to a homemade phase converter, there’s no way of knowing how long it’s going to run or how efficient and cost-effective it’s going to be.

Most aren’t true 3 phase power converters
Depending where you find your phase converter plans, you may be accessing information that doesn’t actually show how to build a proper converter. In fact, many of these plans typically show how to use something similar to a static phase converter with a generator, which can waste ample amounts of time, energy, and can be extremely cost-inefficient.

Why take the risk of attempting to build your own when you can obtain a phase converter that’s perfectly sized for your unique application from NAPCES. It’s clear that purchasing a phase converter that’s been built by electrical engineering professionals and that meets standards and regulations is the safest, most dependable choice for your applications and needs.