Single phase vs Three phase generator


Old 01-24-18, 02:53 AM
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Single phase vs Three phase generator


I'm about to rent an industrial place and the real estate person tells me that a 100a three phase generator generators as many watts as 3 100a single phase generator. Is that correct?

I want to put computers there and need a lot of watts to power them if that helps.

Thanks a lot for your answers.
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Old 01-24-18, 04:24 AM
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Could you perhaps mean transformers and not generators?
A generator produces electricity and requires fuel to run, a transformer changes power company high voltages into lower more useable levels.
Old 01-24-18, 08:14 AM
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Best have all your facts correct as to computer load,cooling requirements etc. donít rely on a real estate agent for power issues, depending on the location of the building 3 phase could be a possibility and would be the best option as long as the are transformers on site to supply you the 120/208 volts .
Old 01-24-18, 09:17 PM
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If ends up being a 3 phase service........ the voltages are 120/208v.
If you're running servers make sure 208v as opposed to 240v service is ok.
Current demand will be higher running on 208v compared to 240v.
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Not enough information to answer the question.

The OP did not give the voltage of the generator, only the amperage.
The OP did not specify whether the amperes given was peak or continuous.

Voltage of a feed or source, unless otherwise specified, refers to the highest voltage between any two current carrying conductors including a neutral. For example a "standard" 120/208 volt 3 phase feed would be referred to as 208 volts if only one voltage were stated.
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