If you’re looking for an electric generator, why not choose one that is 3-phase? We’ll tell you what they are and how to find out if your power needs are met by a 3-phase generator.
First off, choosing the right generator for your use case is essential, you don’t want to spend a fortune for a generator that you will only use 10% of its capacity. Why not speak to us here at Bellwood’s Rewind Ltd, we have the knowledge and experience to ensure you get the generator you need.
What can you use a generator for?
Modern generators are extremely refined, reliable and versatile pieces of equipment, capable of providing backup or sustained power output for your home or business. Although generators and the required infrastructure can be expensive, they can pay for themselves many times over thanks to providing uninterrupted power at those critical moments when you need it.
Using a generator for personal use has many advantages. Firstly, allowing for continual power even during blackouts. Another common use case is to use the generator to allow an “off-grid” lifestyle or to offer power in places the grid does not reach.
Commercial use of generators vairs. To some, they can offer reliable backup power to ensure no loss in productivity to others that backup power can be life-saving, for example when used in a hospital. Also as power cuts often happen during natural disasters backup power can offer power to the government as well as search and rescue teams.
What is 3-phase power?
Three-phase power in its simplest concept is an electrical generator with three electrical circuits instead of one. These three independent circuits are offset by 120 degrees in the alternating, meaning the frequency of each phase is also offset. By each phase peaking in current at different times, three-phase power can offer significantly more stable power output compared to a single phase.
When was three-phase power discovered?
The three-phase system was invented by Galileo Ferraris, Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky and Nikola Tesla in the late 1880s. The main benefit compared to single-phase power other than its more stable power output is that it offers significantly more power output when needed. This became more and more important as commercial properties required ever-increasing power output.
Three-phase power in modern life
Also, all power produced worldwide today is three-phase power, however, you are very unlikely to have three-phase power available in your home. This is because your home will likely be connected to one phase of the local grid. This is because single-phase power is stable enough for many home appliances and the power from three phases simply isn’t needed in most homes. In comparison, three-phase power is the more common power output in commercial residences due to their need for additional power. With this in mind, all generators will output three-phase power in order to offer compatibility for any industrial equipment required.
Why you should use three-phase power?
If you are considering using an electric generator then you will have a three-phase power output. It is up to you and your electrician to discuss the best way to use this power supplier. Any piece of equipment with high power requirements will need three-phase inputs and so you should plan where or if you will need this kind of power.
Important things to consider
Three-phase power offers significantly more power than a single phase. You may be surprised how easily you can overload a single-phase supply. If you are using only a single phase supply from your generator you should ensure that the power usage will not overwhelm your infrastructure. Whether you are looking for new or used generators here at Bellwood Rewind we have a range to suit all your needs.
Electronic generators are 3-phase because they generate three separate phases of electricity. This is accomplished by using a set of rotating windings and stationary stator coils. The generator’s primary winding has the same number of turns as there are in each phase, but it will have more volts than amps which creates an electric field with high voltage but low current. To create the necessary magnetic fields to produce power from this type of coil arrangement, you need six poles per phase for a total of 18 poles on your rotor assembly that rotates inside the stator coils. This can be done without any brushes or slip rings needed to connect them together – all connections happen through electromagnetic induction! Contact Bellwood Rewinds Ltd today to discuss our range of generators. If you are still unsure read more about why we think you should choose us here.