answersLogoWhite
Science
Home Electricity
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Wiring

How does 3-phase electricity from power companies get turned into single-phase for home use?

424344

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2015-08-20 13:47:36

The simplest answer is that the electric utility uses a transformer across 2 of the 3 hot leads to develop a single hot lead with an earth reference. What follows below is frequently edited by both amateurs and professionals, with mixed results. Wikipedia is a better source of more detailed information on this subject, in part because the article on three phase power has pictures.

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Your Answer

Related Questions


well due to wind turbines it spins and the wind is collected it is turned into electricity


it doesn't, electricity makes wind


A modern windmill has a generator which is turned by the windmill arms to produce electricity. kenetic->electricity


Not when the stand-by is also turned off. Yes, that uses electricity if the device is left on standby.


Everything can be turned into electricity using the right technology.


A standard lamp will not use any electricity when it is off.


with the help of nuclear fission.


No, it should not use any electricity when off. If it is, you have a short or a ground.


Because electricity doesn't occur naturally in the environment (apart from lightning bolts)



electricity, turned with a crank


Through an insulator. When it is turned off.


it is now possible to turn a permanent magnet off. Research this on youtube, there are videos on how do to this with electricity. the electricity input on the wire in a certain position with the magnet diminishes its magnetic field when the electricity is turned on, when the electricity is turned off, the magnetic field returns as normal


Yes, the electricity can be turned on and off and so the magnet is on or off


You get the bill. If you pay it, the electricity stays on; if you don't pay it, the electricity gets turned off.


Like a LED flashlight, the electricity is passing the emitter, turned into light.


yes solar energy can be turned or converted to electricity by grid connectivity. where in you can produce energy and also can sell like how it happens in most places in Europe and in the US.


An electricity cutoff is when the electricity is turned off. Different than a power outage, this usually occurs when someone does not pay their bill on time.


Energy is warm, turned into electricity, is invisible, and has no color.


wind turbines are turned by the wind


first people get coal and stuff it in their stomach, then they go in a big oven and they are turned into electricity. Then they die. From KO


A generator turns mechancal energy into electricity, bicycle headlights use this principle and cars do the same..


Renewable energy is not really harmful in any way. When it is turned into electricity it can kill you, like all electricity.


One of the sources is wood. It can be decayed and turned into energy>


burnt in a power station to power a steam turbine



Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.