3 phase electricity

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saniya
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3 phase electricity

Postby saniya » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:04 am

Hi Joe,

Can you please explain how 3 phase electricity works? And I dont get how you can synchronize the stator coils in a generator and those in a motor to produce it....

Thanks heaps!

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joe
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Re: 3 phase electricity

Postby joe » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:39 am

Three coils at 120° will produce it in a generator. For an explanation, see
http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/power.html

Joe


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