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208v vs 230v

208V Single Phase and 208V 3 Phase: Can I Run Single Phase Loads with a Three Phase Generator? Yup.


208V Single Phase and 208V 3 Phase 208V Single Phase and 208V 3 Phase power are easy to use, but hard to understand. If you want a simple understanding but aren’t electrically minded, start with a simple analogy you can build on. I like the bicycle analogy. Bicycle Analogy   A tandem bicycle has two people providing power with four legs (pedals). Each leg […]

Can I Run My 120/240V Wired House With A 120/208V Three Phase Generator?

Below is a great video that concerns itself with answering this oft-asked question. Many military generators are only configured to output three phase electricity, especially the larger units including the MEP004A, MEP005a and up.  Note that the MEP002A and MEP003A models output single phase 120/240V single phase power just fine and are not the focus […]

Electric Motors and Power Systems

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the voltage standards for motors and why they are structured the way they are. There are, of course, two broad categories of motors, AC and DC. The voltage standards for these two decidedly different motors are much different from each other. It will be the goal […]