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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod View Post
    I'm not the fence about whether to go with the significantly more expensive Phase-A-Matic, which doesn't come with any switching or overload (I presume), whereas the Phase-Quest is the full setup essentially ready to run out of the box.
    I returned a Phase-A-Matic. A light weight motor with a capacitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rons View Post
    I returned a Phase-A-Matic. A light weight motor with a capacitor.


    I have been using an arco Roto-Phase for years that is a motor and one capacitor for start/run. No problems, and the thing was not new when I bought it. All I did was clean it and fix an unbalanced rotor (one of the cast fan blades was broken off the rotor)

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    From my understanding the phase quest unit is an american rotary panel with a different motor.
    I imported a 40hp american rotary for here on the farm, as I wanted the slower running motor.

    Even with duties, etc I was further ahead.

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    Not sure if it is too late to ask.
    I'm looking for 15hp rotary phase converter to power my lathe.
    Phase Quest looks good for the price, but quality, reliability and longevity are questionable.
    I went through this discussion, but didn't find the answer, so maybe we could extend the thread.

    Does anyone have any experience with this company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vovan View Post
    Not sure if it is too late to ask.
    I'm looking for 15hp rotary phase converter to power my lathe.
    Phase Quest looks good for the price, but quality, reliability and longevity are questionable.
    I went through this discussion, but didn't find the answer, so maybe we could extend the thread.

    Does anyone have any experience with this company?
    That's a good question Vovan, I still figuring there aren't a common brand of accessory down south. I'm still on the fence myself. I was also curious about their transformers, which are indicated as refurbished... what the hell does that mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod View Post
    That's a good question Vovan, I still figuring there aren't a common brand of accessory down south. I'm still on the fence myself. I was also curious about their transformers, which are indicated as refurbished... what the hell does that mean?
    The refurbishing process ensures that the units are returned to or in a ‘like new’ or better performing condition.

    Meaning all wiring, coils, insulation, enclosure and terminals are like new and perform like it. It's a form of recycling so that the major components such as the laminations or enclosure etc...can be reused. They come out looking and performing like new. Yes they are tested before getting a safety badge. Providing they didn't change the original design, they'll pass all required safety standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod View Post
    That's a good question Vovan, I still figuring there aren't a common brand of accessory down south. I'm still on the fence myself. I was also curious about their transformers, which are indicated as refurbished... what the hell does that mean?
    Sorry for late reply.
    I'm on my own as well and it gets hard sometimes to make decisions like " to be or not to be".
    I went ahead and got the converter, just want my new toy up and running.
    The guy I've talked to was answering all my questions without "could, would, might" and provided all necessary info and advice.
    And I decided to give it a try.
    Will be hooked up next week. Will see how it performs.
    Volodymyr


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vovan View Post
    Not sure if it is too late to ask.
    I'm looking for 15hp rotary phase converter to power my lathe.
    Phase Quest looks good for the price, but quality, reliability and longevity are questionable.
    I went through this discussion, but didn't find the answer, so maybe we could extend the thread.

    Does anyone have any experience with this company?
    No experience. They are not ashamed to publish pictures of the internal components. That is a good sign. One thing, what is that bubble wrap covering?

    Rotary Phase Converter - 15 HP 45 - Phase Quest Inc.Phase Quest Inc.

    https://www.phase-quest.com/wp-conte...en-closeup.jpg

    You could build your own for 1/4 - 1/3 of that $1789 price.

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    That looks like the contact blocks for the cover mounted switch. They give you enough wire slack to mount the switch and still get the cover on.
    That pic looks very very similar to my American Rotary Phase converter panel, right down to the tie wrapped bubble wrap on the switch blocks


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    I just went to the website, the whole control panel looks identical to American Rotary, Except the color.


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    Here are panel guts and motor tag

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    The box looks like better than average quality. No hot glue holding the run capacitors, for example.

    The motor, MADE IN P.R.C. ??????

    Date: 1601. Jan 1, 2016 ??????

    If it's quiet then.... good.

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    P.R.C. = People's republic of China.

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    God made human, the rest is made in China

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigor View Post
    P.R.C. = People's republic of China.
    We all knew that. The "?????" is asking for a prayer that it works ok.

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    That is the exact same setup I bought 2 years ago to run my CNC mill. Motor is reasonably quiet, I have had no issues with the unit overall.

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    So why all the ????? ?....

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    I know that a little while ago, Phase Quest had panels that were manufactured by American Rotary Phase Converters but branded as Phase-Quest. Then a stock motor as an idler. This meant you were getting all of the leading technology that American Rotary is known for in the control panel and their great support (I have an American Rotary phase converter and have been really happy with it!) I know that relationship is no longer and I am not sure who Phase Quest is using as their panel manufacturer and/or if it is CUL approved or not. If you are looking for a CUL unit that is sold in Canada check out Toews Electric. They stock complete American Rotary phase converters and come with the CSA approval on them already!

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    Same experience with a used Roto-Phase. Got it used over 40 years ago. Still happy.
    Monoblanco


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