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What are the wiring connections for a 3 phase motor starter?
The incoming three phase supply connects to the starter terminals L1, L2, and L3. The out going voltage to the motor connects to the starter terminals T1, T2, and T3. If the motor turns the wrong way interchange any two of the T terminal wires at the motor.
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Much harder to type than to draw it out. M1: 3 phase motor xfmr1: 600/120 or 480/120 150va, ground the neutral M1F/M1R: Special fwd/rev motor starter or with interlock PB1/2:… N.O. pushbutton mcr: control relay t1: timer L1 L2 L3 | | | | | | L1 |----|----|--------[ ]-------------| | | | L2 | | | |----|--------[ ]--------| | | | | L3 | | | | | |--------[ ]---| | | | | | M1F | | | | | | L2 | | | T1 | |----|--------[ ]---|----|----|-----------------∞-------\\ | | | L1 | | | T2 \\ |----|----|--------[ ]---|----|----------------------∞--------(M1) | | | L3 | | T3 / | | |--------[ ]---|---------------------------∞-------/ | | | M1R O/L | | | |----|----|---------3||E --------------------------------------------------------------------- | | | 3||E | | | | |---------3||E --==---------------------------(t1)----------------| GND | | | xfmr 1 FU1 | | | | | | | | | | |---[ ]--------(mcr)--------[/]----------| | t1 O/L | | | |__[ ]___[/]_____---_____(M1F)_| | mcr M1R | PB1 | | | |----[ ]---| | | M1F | | | |__[ ]___[/]_____---_____(M1R)_| | mcr M1F | PB1 | | | |----[ ]---| | | M1R | | |
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They are a really heavy duty switch and are used because they can handle high current(amps) caused especially while the motor gets up to full speed, and can handle repeated st…arting and stopping of the motor several times an hour if needed without wearing out, overheating or causing overload problems. Also called a contactor, it uses an electromagnetic coil that works on a lower voltage, usually whatever the control panel voltage is (24vac is most common in USA, when you push the start button it energizes the coil that slams a set of three contacts(six all together for three phase)together very tightly to complete the power circuit to the motor. The contacts inside the contactor used to be pure silver, now they are mostly copper with a thick pure silver coating on the contact surfaces.
how will you start 3phase inuction motor using star delta stater
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You'll need to control the motor with a large, three-pole relay, called a "contactor". If the motor is of significant size, you'll need a special kind of contactor called a mo…tor starter (or motor protector). This is a current-protected contactor with current-based heaters sized appropriately for the motor load. They allow for the high starting currents typical of inductive motor loads and provide protection at lower currents as the motor runs. Contactors and motor starters will have a coil voltage that's typically 24VAC, 120VAC or 208VAC. That control voltage will be switched through the single pole, normally open points of the time clock. All electro-mechanical time clocks will be able to deal with most any control voltage. Some newer solid state time clocks may not be rated to 120VAC or 208VAC so you'll need to verify the control voltage of one when deciding on the other. A number of companies in the U.S. make contactors and motor starters: Cutler Hammer, Allen Bradley (Rockwell) and Square D are a few well known brands in the States. Other manufacturers (Siemens, et al) are more prevalent in other countries. Check with an industrial electrical supply or commercial equipment and motor supply like W.W. Grainger.
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Yes. Simply connect the motor across any two of the lines. Make sure, however that the line-to-line voltage is the same as the rated voltage of the motor. The reverse does not… apply. Do not connect a 3-phase motor to a single phase supply. Yes, and be aware of a possible "high" leg in your 3ph supply. Some pole transformer conections for 3ph have a high leg delta connection(wild-leg). For instance, 240v 3ph line to ground voltages could read 120v, 208v,120v for the 3 consectutive lines. Of course you want the outer two lines from your panel as the center line should be your "High" leg. For 3ph to 1ph, use a phase converter or build one yourself.
Stater is an electrical device which is used to limit the starting current and run the motor with rated load current, It provides induction motor for safety load behind rated …load current.
There are two ways to connect them, Star connection or Delta (Mesh) connection.
3, two hots and a ground
A 3 phase motor has four connections to the circuit: Phase A, Phase B, Phase C, and Ground. There is no neutral because a neutral is only required for a load that only h…as one hot connection e.g. lighting, receptacles, etc. In the case of a three phase motor, electricity flows into the motor from one phase and out on another phase at any given time. It does not need a neutral. In addition, there are often 12 leads inside the motor's connection housing which can be wired for different supply voltages and/or motor speeds. Refer to the wiring diagram on the nameplate of the motor for this information. ---- If you do not understand the work well enough to accomplish it yourself properly and safely, don't try it. Consult a professional electrician, as they are proficient enough to do it properly and safely. When working on electrical circuits and equipment, make sure to de-energize the circuit you will be working on. Then test the circuit with a definitive means to make sure it is off (multimeter with metal tipped leads, voltage tester with metal tipped leads, etc., not a non-contact tester, which is non-definitive.)
Supplying power to a 3-phase motor using a single phase is termed "single phasing", which is, in general, not good for the motor. Depending on the connection, one phase or two… phases will have higher than normal current draw, which could damage these legs. If lightly loaded, the motor might be fine. You need to supply three phase power to a three phase motore for it to operate normally and be able to pull it's specified load. If all you have is a single phase, there are power devices made to give you three phase power from single phase.
Use VFD to make 3 phase from single phase source.
The correct wire or conductor size depends on the voltage of the motor.
Yes, by using a DOL Starter, which gives a controlled "soft-start" for the motor even though it is always connected in delta configuration. In this type of starting a 3-phas…e motor, full voltage is applied to the motor through relays and contactors. Its is the most common type of 3-phase motor starter used. DOL means Direct On-Line starter.
Only if you have a three-phase supply to your home. This is unusual in North American and most of Europe, although it is common in some countries, such as here in Cyprus. Ano…ther answer To run any three phase equipment from a single phase source you will need something called a "phase converter" that can handle the full power of the motor. Phase convertors are very expensive so, before you go out and buy one, find out if a single phase motor is available to match your requirements. It will probably be an easier and cheaper solution for you if you can do that. If you already have a three phase motor that is in good condition, you may be able to find a local dealer who would part-exchange it - or even swap it - it for a good quality used single phase motor with a warranty. Converting or rewiring a three phase motor to run on single phase is not a simple job to do, nor is it worth doing, because the work required would cost a lot to do. It is simply not a practical proposition. That fact is true even for a professional electrical engineer who has all the right equipment to be able to do it.