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static phase converter -- How do you reverse rotation? - Wild Turkey - 08-12-2020

Hooking up my big old RAS using a static phase converter.

It runs backwards.

How do I switch it?

There are two blacks and a red coming out of converter -- do I switch them?

Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused Confused

Already lost a half-day working on this, need to get it going!


RE: static phase converter -- How do you reverse rotation? - fredhargis - 08-12-2020

On 3 phase motors, if it's running backwards you switch any 2 of the leads to reverse it. I should mention I have zero experience with a static phase convertor, but the VFD on my lathe does what I described. Does your phase convertor not have a reverse switch (not being a smartass, my VFD has it)


RE: static phase converter -- How do you reverse rotation? - Wild Turkey - 08-12-2020

No, static phase converter is very basic. Hoping to get my rotary up and running soon, but right now I need the big RAS to cut some countertop.

thanks -- I'll try switching leads.

Update: Swapped T1 and T2 and it's ready to cut!

as soon as I find my soldering iron and fix the wire that came loose Rolleyes