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pdqdl

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Might request a single phase unit unless there is a lot of horsepower going on(10 hp. plus size motors) I would assume the purchasing agent is aware of the options. Farm Irrigation around here use a rotary converter when 3 ph. is not available. Ma and Pop (Small 1 0wner no empoyee business) make their own..
Nowadays a VFD.....Variable Frequency Device takes care of voltage and phase. And adds a speed control.
With that much electric horsepower, that fancy electric snow blower might just have some built in heaters to keep it from icing.

More likely: It might very well be cheaper to power such a device with higher voltage. While the controls are a lot more expensive, you get way more power out of a smaller, lighter motor. Service wires don't need to be as heavy gauge, either.

Ambull can tell us all about that stuff; he's got some high powered certifications that tell us not to argue with him about electricity.
 
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Another rich guy not happy with his Rolls original power plant

Probably not that simple. That is more likely to be a salvaged Rolls that somebody built up 'cause they wanted it that way.

Sign in the back says "World's fastest 1970 Rolls Royce" So that car is probably enjoying it's second life.
 
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With that much electric horsepower, that fancy electric snow blower might just have some built in heaters to keep it from icing.

More likely: It might very well be cheaper to power such a device with higher voltage. While the controls are a lot more expensive, you get way more power out of a smaller, lighter motor. Service wires don't need to be as heavy gauge, either.

Ambull can tell us all about that stuff; he's got some high powered certifications that tell us not to argue with him about electricity.
Exactly.
One lathe I run at max load draws 79 amps.
3 phase.....480 V
On 120 bolt single phase......over 500 amps.
 
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Probably not that simple. That is more likely to be a salvaged Rolls that somebody built up 'cause they wanted it that way.

Sign in the back says "World's fastest 1970 Rolls Royce" So that car is probably enjoying it's second life.
Yeah. A Rolls engine I very expensive to work on.
Friend bought one for $10,000 needed engine work.
Took a loss and was glad to get rid of it.
 
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That is because they have a much older infrastructure, short turns, and not nearly as much room in general. We are wasteful with our space in the USA, except when you get to the east coast, where the original street designs were engineered by oxcarts, pedestrians, and pathways to the merchants.

Canada has so much space they haven't even figured out how to waste it with big roads yet.


Anyplace that can make Alaska look small is really big.
If this is supposed to be a map of major roads, it's wrong. There are roads on there that don't exist.
 
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