3 phase generator to power a single phase house

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by fountaindiver, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. fountaindiver

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    I got a good deal on an old railroad generator. It puts out 480/277 3 phase, 60 amps per leg. I need to know what kind of transformer to use to drop it down to 120/240 single phase. Thanks
  2. Hypatia's Protege

    Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    Responses to the following questions will enhance our ability to assist you:)

    Are the windings fully configurable or is the configuration dedicated/hardwired?
    If dedicated, what is the winding configuration (Delta? Wye?)
    How many (if any) winding 'segment taps' per leg are accessible?
    Is neutral accessible?

    Best regards