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convert 3phase to single phase

Larry C_5Larry C_5 Member Posts: 10
ASSUMING IT HAS SINGLE PHASE ELEMENTS:

It probably could be done, HOWEVER it will void the safety agency approvals, will probably require replacing the thermostats, replacing internal wiring, and resizing the wiring to the water heater.

If it is in your house, you would probably sleep alot better with an approved and listed unit.

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  • dcinkadcinka Member Posts: 1
    convert 3ph to 1ph??

    I HAVE A RESIDENTIAL WATER HEATER WIRED 240VOLT
    4.5/4.5KW THREE PHASE.....CAN THIS BE FIELD CONVERTED
    TO SINGLE PHASE???
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 13,874
    Also...

    check the actual voltage rating of the heating elements -- it varies, depending on how they are connected (delta or wye) and the grounding of the whole thing, as well.
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • Empire_2Empire_2 Member Posts: 2,343
    Opinion

    Get a new tank... Since there is probably no wiring diagram, there is no way to find out (short of taking it apart) how the elements are configured. Technically, Yes it can be done, but as stated above there is a wide open of problems and DANGERS that can occur.

    My .02

    Mike T.
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