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I just purchased a used Hobart model RC-256 welder. I looked at the nameplate quickly and it said 230/460/575v, so I bought it ($200). I live in Canada, so 220v or 230v is single phase here (what I want/need). But when I get it home I see the nameplate also says "3 phase", so now I am wondering if I made a big mistake. Q1: Does the 230 mean 230 3ph. or am I lucky and the 230 is 1ph ? Q2: Is there any way to make it run on 230v 1ph, or am I screwed. - Bob Wells, Pt.Elgin, Ontario

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If the plate says 230 3 phase,its three phase only,so the only way to run unit is three phase.sorry

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

  • shane covert Jul 05, 2009

    if the plate says 230 3 phase,its three phase only,so the only way to run unit is three phase.sorry

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