I have a phase converter with a 7.5hp idler. I never envisioned having to run a7.5hp load, but now I want to try it. This is a question for either someone who's done it or for one of the pointyheads who abound on this NG. If I were to first start my phase converter, THEN start e.g. a 3hp motor with no load, can I then run a 7.5hp load motor fully? My thinking is that the 3hp motor would act as an "idler booster". In this way my phase converter (I'm hoping) can be made to act as though it had a 10hp idler.
Grant Erwin Kirkland, Washington