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Topic # 83377 15-May-2011 15:44
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Anyone know how to tell if you have got triple phase power from looking at the meterbox? There is nothing on the meter that says what phase it is, but it does have 3x230/400 V on the meter. It does also have a dual meter for day and night.

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  Reply # 469917 17-May-2011 00:17
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if you have an oven, there is a good chance you are already using a triple phase power connection.....




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  Reply # 469935 17-May-2011 06:50
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Can you see the wires going into your meter, if so are they red, blue and yellow? Also your fuse board should be labeled R,B,Y or some combination of.

Ovens dont mean 3 phase power, most places have an oven and are on single phase.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 469960 17-May-2011 08:56
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A domestic oven wouldn't be on three phase power, would it ?




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  Reply # 469961 17-May-2011 08:59
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wmoore: A domestic oven wouldn't be on three phase power, would it ?



Nah definitely not :)  possibly some older ovens in the United States, but here nah, or if you were using a commercial oven at home...damn that would be a nice idea 


Think this thread was pretty much sorted on Sunday though(see the one below it named the same thing)

Turns out it's a 3 phase meter, but not sure if the person has installed 3 phase wiring to the farm shed 




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  Reply # 470079 17-May-2011 12:52
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i guess the ovens were 30AMP instead of 3-phase then :)




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