About Rotary Phase Converters
A Rotary Phase Converter runs 3 phase equipment at Full Rated Power from a single-phase power source.
A rotary phase converter is the most popular and universal type of phase converter. The rotary phase converter consist of two components. An “idler generator” and a “control panel”. The control panel includes a start circuit to start/stop the idler generator and capacitance to balance voltages between phases. The idler generator is energized by the single phase power spinning a rotating mass. This rotation generates a third line of power which is coupled with the 2 single phase line to make 3 phase power.
What will a rotary phase converter run? A rotary converter will run every type of load (motor, resistive and inductive loads).