240v - 24v Transformer & Rectifier driving 3hp 24v Motor

panic mode

Joined Oct 10, 2011
...will have to tolerate the starting current of the motor that will be several times higher than the running current. The transformer that you have will probably be OK but the diodes MAY be destroyed by the starting current.
which is why it may be a good idea to keep the two SCRs as part of the rectifier bridge and make a soft start