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Garage Workshop – BBQ Smoker Build with American Rotary Phase Converters

Last month we were doing some work in Tennessee when we decided to drop into this home workshop to see what was cooking! This video contains a lot of great information for those new to the idea of using a phase converter.

If you have a garage workshop you can probably imagine the possibilities of what you can use a phase converter to save you both time and money. For more information about what phase converter is best for your needs, click here.

23 thoughts on “Garage Workshop – BBQ Smoker Build with American Rotary Phase Converters

  • Scott evers

    December 18, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Do have a price list for your 10 hp rotary converter?

    • admin

      January 24, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Hi Scott, it all depends on your equipment. Please give us a call at 888-743-6832.

  • John

    January 21, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Very interested , have a catalog?

  • Dave French

    March 7, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Finally got around to installing my 5 HP AR5 rotary phase converter and it works great! The converter was easy to hook up, as advertised, and it’s very quiet when running. It runs my Hardinge lathe with the two speed motor perfectly, and a huge old 3 phase drill press. Just wish I’d noticed the packet you shipped that was attached to the front panel switch before I went to the hardware bin – there were the nuts and bolts I needed for wiring up the idler!

    Thanks for making a high quality and useful product.

    • admin

      March 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Great to hear, Dave! Thanks for sharing!

  • Charles

    October 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Had my 15 hp converter for about 6 years now and not one issue, I run a HAAS tl1 lathe, Bridgeport mill, and a surface grinder with it and not one problem. Might need to step up though.

  • David Roser

    July 9, 2018 at 7:01 am

    I have a 5 hp 3 phase compressor I want to hook up. I also would then get a 3 phase welder and down the road hopefully a mill and a lathe. what would I have to consider for size wise in a phase converter?

    • admin

      September 17, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Hi David, Please give us a call at 1-888-743-6832 and we will be happy to get you exactly what you need!

  • James Eddy

    January 1, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    What would I need for a 7.5 :-P. Motor on a Rockwell 18″ Radial arm saw? And what is the cost?

    • Sarah

      June 4, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Hi James, For that size and type of load I would recommend at least our model AD15! It is capable of starting up to a 7.5hp load and has the heavier duty capacitors, micro smart control board which will provide voltage monitoring, and comes with a life time warranty on the control panel! Feel free to reach out to one of our sales associates at 888-743-6832 if you are interested and need pricing.

  • Dan

    February 16, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Can you run a 300 amp welder on this system

    • Sarah

      June 4, 2020 at 6:20 pm

      You sure can! Just have to make sure the converter is sized properly to handle that size of load. I would recommend reaching out to one of our sales associates at 888-743-6832 and they will be happy to look into which converter would work best for you and your set up!

  • John Kincaid

    May 10, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    I have a 20 hp three phase motor for a lathe and single phase power. What converter do I need?

    • Sarah

      June 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      Hi John,

      I hope you are doing well! I will have someone from our team reach out to you, seems like you may need our AD40 but we will need some other information to confirm that. Talk soon!

  • Tim

    October 27, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Need a unit to handle a five hp 3 phase motor on a power magic table saw

    • Sarah

      May 28, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      Hi Tim, thank you for reaching out! Based off of that information alone I would recommend taking a look at our AR or AD10! Either of these units are capable of starting up to a 5hp load and would work great powering a table saw. I would just verify that the voltages match what you have coming in from the single phase side. If you have any questions on either units or checking the voltages feel free to call our sales team at 888-743-6832 and we would be happy to help you further!

  • Andy

    December 5, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Hi I have a 15 horse kaeser compressor to run in my garage what size rotary would I need for that?

    • Sarah

      May 28, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks for reaching out Andy! Just based off of that information I would recommend our ADX30 as a minimum. But, to ensure the converter will be able to handle that type of load we would want to know some more information like the amp and voltage ratings, how old is the compressor, and if you plan on running anything else at the same time? Feel free to reach out to our sales associates at 888-743-6832 and they will be happy to look into if the ADX30 is right for you!

  • Mark

    January 25, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    I’m thinking to get Bridgeport n lathe like your video. How much for the converter

    • Sarah

      May 26, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      Hi Mark,

      Our converter prices do vary based off of the series and HP you go with. We do also like to size based off of the loads themselves to ensure the converter is properly sized. Feel free to contact one of our sales associates at 888-743-6832 and they will be happy to go through which converter set up would work best for you!

  • Bobby

    February 22, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    I’m a maintenance man and deal with single and three phase all the time would love to see what you have to offer

    • Sarah

      May 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      Hi Bobby,

      We’d love to answer any questions that you have regarding our three phase converters or any accessories we offer! Feel free to check out our website or give us a call at 888-743-6832!

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