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I am buying equipment from China phase power and I would

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Hi. I am buying equipment from China for three phase power and I would like to know if it is going to work in the USA
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  ProGrade replied 1 year ago.

If it is rated for the proper voltage and is 60 Hertz it will work fine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is for the 3 Phase 380V machine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
could you take at diagram they sent me? What if it is for 50Hertz? And they are sending for 380V
Expert:  ProGrade replied 1 year ago.

The diagram & nameplate do not seem to specify Hertz. This is important and you should get clarification in writing before ordering. The 380v input is OK if you are OK with the expense of a transformer with a 380' output. I would proceed with caution. Any hoped for savings could evaporate quickly in the event of one glitch in the specs.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if I have three face at the place where I am renting place do I need transformer anyway?
Expert:  ProGrade replied 1 year ago.

It appears to me that you would need a transformer with 380 volt output for this equipment. It shows 380v input. 380v is not unheard of but more common voltages are 120/208 or 480/277.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Last question, looks like the machine is 5 KW. what transformer is recommended and how much is approximate cost, roughly?
Expert:  ProGrade replied 1 year ago.

I need the voltage at your location to determine transformer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  ProGrade replied 1 year ago.

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