3 Phase to 2 phase Mains


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A bit of a predicament.

Working with a rack mount power supply. I don't have the 3 phase supply for it — on back order apparently.

Would I be able to to use the rack mount PS without the 3 phase suppy? I could put my used 2 phase power source into it.

Is it worth it?
I would imagine it wouldn't be the worst thing to attempt. Most like you're looking at it not being able to operate at full power.

Did you end up trying this already?
I did try. Both of the main's phases immediately trip their breaker as soon as we connect. I'm not sure why this is happening.
Three-phase electric power requires less conductor mass for the same voltage and overall power, compared with a two-phase four-wire circuit of the same carrying capacity. Two-phase circuits typically use two separate pairs of current-carrying conductors