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I want get a buck boost transformer. I have a motor that's 550 feet from the panel. The voltage drop. The motor is 3 phase, 30A, 220V. The source is 208V, 3 phase, Wye panel. What size transformer do I get? How many KVA? Any idea which brand/model is good?
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What is the horsepower rating of the motor?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Not sure. I think it's 6HP

Thanks but that is an odd size. Generally, common sizes are 5, 7.5, or 10 HP.

The amps correlate approximately to a 10 HP. I will use that for calculations...please give me a few minutes, thank you

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An Acme Model T-1-81052 .75 kVA transformer located at the motor fed with either #4 AWG Copper or #3 AWG Aluminium.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Are you sure. The specification says secondary is 12V/24V. I need 208V for secondary.

Yes, sure. When used in a boost configuration they act as a multiplier.

Looking for wiring diagram

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I am looking at a different transformer - Square D. For 3-phase, two or three transformer will be required

I will send model and wiring diagram.

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Attached is the model & wiring diagram. 3 transformers are required for 3-phase.

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