Hello Everyone, I know this is probably a fairly standard practice, but I am in the fluid power field, not the electronics field. We are going to be setting up a new hydraulic test stand in our facility using a 40HP 3ph AC motor. We will be using 24vdc controlled micro controllers and displays, valves, etc. We have 3 phase power in house, not sure if it is 208 or 240 yet.. but what is the basic procedure for taking three phase power AC and utilizing 1 leg to single phase DC? Or do you use a three phase transformer to get it all to DC, which I believe would keep all legs constant, and then rectify the 24VAC legs into individual 24vdc legs? I probably make no sense so anyone who has a moment and would like to take me to school via the forum please by all means, make me a fool.