3-phase to 1-phase

Mark_L
Conductor
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In a few weeks, we'll be taking ownership of a property that currently has three-phase power connected.

We'll only need single-phase ("normal domestic") power at the premises — is there anything special or expensive involved in converting to this type of mains connection, or do we simply make a standard application to an energy retailer?

Is reverting to single-phase short-sighted? (Might three-phase be useful in the future?)

 
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Herre
Switched-on
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There is no need to downgrade it Mark, the service fee will be the same, and if you would like to add ducted aircon, heater or even for a pool, three phase power will be quite important for you.

 

if you still would like to change it to single phase, you need a level 2 electrician, the one charges you far more high than the normal electrician.

Mark_L
Conductor
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Thanks Herre.
That's exactly the information I needed.

AnanV
Switched-on
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That chat from 3phase to 1-phase was good to clear my mind partly; and still relevant to me.

I am going for solar; so how important is my connection single or three phase? Should I bother to upgrade or downgrade?

John-T
Powerhouse
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@AnanV 

 

My house is 3 phase so I bought a 3 phase Solar system.

 

I would google 3 phase Solar reviews as well as 1 phase Solar System reviews for a better understanding.

 

I am no expert by any means but.

With a 3 phase house you can have either a 1 phase or a 3 phase solar system.

With a 1 phase house you can only have a 1 phase Solar System.

 

Why spend the money downgrading ?

 

Regards

John