I would like some help / advice in outfitting my shop.
For the first time in my metalworking home shop, I am able to get 3 phase service from the local power company.
In the past, I have always used a 3 phase rotary converter that I built with the help of the group here - special thanks to Fitch and Bob Campbell.
My question is, which voltage should I specify - and why?
I can get 208v, 220v or 440v.
What are the pros and cons, if any, between the choices?
My lights and shop equipment are all multi-tap wired and are capable on running on any of the voltages.
I do have some small bench top and hand held machines that require110v single phase.
I have one lathe powered by a 200v three phase motor - I would be willing to replace this motor, if it would seem to be an advantage to go with one of the higher voltages for other reasons.
I have hopes of going to some newer machinery in the future, most / all of it seems to be rated for 220v, but with the notation that it is operable on 208.
Your help and advice on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,