Electrical Question

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Curb Hopper
Hamburger
2012/09/06 10:36:43
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
post edited by Curb Hopper - 2012/09/06 11:11:57
edwmax
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Electrical Question 2012/09/06 11:34:54
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.  
Curb Hopper
Hamburger
Re:Electrical Question 2012/09/07 01:41:06
edwmax

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?

edwmax
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Electrical Question 2012/09/07 05:45:05
not practical ... this way ...  and I don't think you would find any kitchen equipment that requires 3ph anyway.
Curb Hopper
Hamburger
Re:Electrical Question 2012/09/08 00:44:19
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
edwmax
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Electrical Question 2012/09/08 05:59:24
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.   
Curb Hopper
Hamburger
Re:Electrical Question 2012/09/08 10:03:43
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
Uncle Groucho
Cheeseburger
Re:Electrical Question 2012/09/08 11:56:43
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.
Curb Hopper
Hamburger
Re:Electrical Question 2012/09/08 12:08:24
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!