so, after wanting a milling machine for a few years, I broke down and bought
one - this one
be specific. I've mailed $$ to the manufacturer in Sweeden who will send
me the manual (cheap, 55 euros), so now while I'm waiting for delivery, I'm
turning my attention to the next problem - how to power it.
You will notice that it says it's 440V - I don't know if the motors, etc are
dual voltage or not, but my garage doesn't have 440 in it. Of course I can
use a transformer and a bunch of VFDs or a rotary phase converter, or ....
but I wonder what the group experience might be. I can also rewind the
motor for 220 and use an off the shelf VFD, or I can modify a 440V VFD so it
accepts a DC input and then make a DC power supply (e.g. full wave doubler)
to supply it from the 220, or .......
so, what do you think?
16 years ago