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Curb Hopper
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Electrical Question - Thu, 09/6/12 10:36 AM
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I'm looking at a piece of equiptment and I don't know the difference.
 
208-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 1ph, 4.4-5.5 A 21-24 KW
208-240 V, 50-60 Hz, 3ph, 4.5-5.9 A 12.7-14.7 KW 
 
Would someone be so kind to dumb this down for me? 
 
Thank you!
 
EDIT:  guess I should have done a little Google search first.  Looks like the 3 phase motor is the way to go (seems there are less parts to break and you don't need as much power to run).  Thanks for looking
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Re:Electrical Question - Thu, 09/6/12 11:34 AM
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Do you have 3 ph power available?   It is not available every where and many places that could have 3 ph service is only wired for single phase service.    ... A 3 ph service panel is much more expensive than a single phase.  

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Re:Electrical Question - Fri, 09/7/12 1:41 AM
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Do you have 3 ph power available?   It is not available every where and many places that could have 3 ph service is only wired for single phase service.    ... A 3 ph service panel is much more expensive than a single phase.  

 
Clearly this is my prelim research.  haha  Does anyone build their (trucks) electrical systems with 3 phase capability?  Pros/Cons?


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Re:Electrical Question - Fri, 09/7/12 5:45 AM
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not practical ... this way ...  and I don't think you would find any kitchen equipment that requires 3ph anyway.

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Re:Electrical Question - Sat, 09/8/12 12:44 AM
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The unit I'm considering has a 3p model as well as a 1p. I just don't truly understand the option like I should. If the 3p has an advantage I'd like to explore the option to support it. What are the considerations? Thanks

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Re:Electrical Question - Sat, 09/8/12 5:59 AM
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What specific kitchen equipment do you have or looking at that requires 3ph power?
 
I think you should ask your power company about cost of installing 3 ph &  1 ph services.   

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Re:Electrical Question - Sat, 09/8/12 10:03 AM
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I'm putting together a mobile unit. The power company doesn't have anything to do with it. What is the advantage of 3p, if any? Thanks

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Re:Electrical Question - Sat, 09/8/12 11:56 AM
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3 Phase runs a little cooler and you can switch 2 of the 4 wires and make a a motor run in reverse. What kind of equip. I use a 12ft shear and if the shear gets stuck I rewire it to change the stroke to up and then rewire it back.
I couldnt imagine 3 phase anything on a food truck.

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Re:Electrical Question - Sat, 09/8/12 12:08 PM
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Uncle Groucho


3 Phase runs a little cooler and you can switch 2 of the 4 wires and make a a motor run in reverse. What kind of equip. I use a 12ft shear and if the shear gets stuck I rewire it to change the stroke to up and then rewire it back.
I couldnt imagine 3 phase anything on a food truck.

Thank you.  From the replies it definatly does not sound like the 3p is anyting I should consider for a mobile unit and I don't see any reason why I would go out of my way to support it. 
 
Thank you to all that replied!