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Blog articles on three phase power for agriculture and farming applications

Industrial PAD Mount Phase Converter For Farm Irrigation

A while back Chris and Jacob from our team went out to a Customer’s Pickle Farm to oversee a 150hp AI PAD Mount Phase Converter system. The system was put in place to power the farm’s irrigation system just in time for spring.

This video is just a glimpse into how three phase power can offer unique benefits to the many systems of operating a farm. Additionally, the farm owner offers his first hand experience and explanation for using a phase converter over other alternatives.

From tower pivots to grain dryers, balers and much more, many farmers have relied on the quality and satisfaction they get from using an American Rotary phase converter over and over again.

For more information on how we can help you with your agricultural-related needs click here. And as always, we are also available 24/7 by phone at 1.888.743.6832.

Low Cost 3 Phase Power

Low-Cost 3-Phase Power

by Farm Show Magazine

Gentec American Rotary’s phase converters supply 3-phase power without 3-phase service or cost. Motors wired for 3-phase power, run smoother, draw less power and last longer than single-phase motors, but retrofitting 3-phase service is costly.

“A primary benefit of our converters is that we use VIT generators instead of a 3-phase motor,” says Chris Feavel, Gentec American Rotary. “We provide a true soft-start application and require only a third the starting power of others. We also use a patented microstart controller that provides precise control and monitors voltage every 50 milliseconds. It offers fail-safe features unavailable with other converters. They prolong the life of the phase converter and the equipment it powers.”

Rotary phase converters can be an economical alternative, whether for a single irrigation pump or one or more 3-phase motors in a shop.

“Our phase converters are often packaged with 3-phase equipment by the manufacturer or as part of an OEM application,” says Feavel. “Irrigation equipment companies may build in a phase converter so the equipment can be used with either single or 3-phase power. We also have customers who simply got great deals on 3-phase equipment.”

Gentec American Rotary offers a wide variety of phase converters from the EZ line for home hobbyists and small businesses to the newly introduced AI industrial line. EZ converters range from $297 for a 1-hp unit to $379 for a 5-hp unit.

“Our new AI industrial line is rain, dust and snow proof,” says Feavel. “It operates in temperatures from minus 50 degrees to 120 degrees. It has dust filters, a sun shield, rodent screens, and comes with automated and wireless control options.”


Sizes in the AI line range from 3 hp to 300 hp and start at $879. In all lines, final price depends on upgrades and accessories, such as wireless remote start, internal breakers and delay on/delay off timers.

Gentec American Rotary sells only American-made equipment and offers an extensive warranty and 24/7 customer support and sales.
Phone: 262 402-6400
Toll free: 888 743-6832

Source: Farm Show – 2015 – Volume #39, Issue #2, Page #20

Phase Converter w/ Center Pivot Irrigation

In an environment such as agriculture there is often no three-phase power or the cost to run it in can be quite expensive. So what do you do? You have equipment and machinery you need to run to operate your farm. American Rotary Phase Converters digitally controlled analog three-phase power is perfectly suited to run multiple motors that greatly vary in size and run at different times as in the case of a 7 tower center pivot and irrigation pump.

American Rotary phase converters are built for the demands of agricultural equipment and applications from grain dryers to pivot irrigation systems.  Often, farms are located in areas which do not have access to the 3-phase power grid.  Paying the power company to bring 3-phase power onsite is expensive, and often cost-prohibitive.  American Rotary phase converters provide reliable and cost-effective phase conversion for any agricultural setting.