The big day has arrived. After looking at many electric phase converters, you made your choice and got the model and manufacturer that provides you closest to your ideal converter as is possible. The external components are located where they need to be. All that is left is putting it in place. Except, it weighs so much. What can you do?
Why It’s So Heavy
Your converter is exceptionally condensed. Because most are used in areas where space is limited, manufacturers cram as much as they can into as small a space as is possible. This makes for a very dense grouping of components, which, while achieving spacing goals, makes the converter very heavy for its size.
Heavy Matters More than Size
As an aside, while moving and placing your converter is a pain because it’s so heavy, that weight is an indicator of quality. Manufacturers who are slapping together a fly-by-night unit to sell at the least expensive price possible, tend not to focus on the quality of components, internally or externally. Because of that, the internal components wear out quicker or lose efficiency very quickly.
That can lead to two things.
- It can create electrical phase converters for sale that use a lot of electrical power to do their jobs or that don’t convert power effectively or efficiently, thus losing power as they convert power.
- The external components, which in a busy workshop or business can take a beating, are generally a lot cheaper and prone to crack and break. In some cases, replacing those components is a major undertaking and expensive.
A manufacturer that is concerned with quality will use top of the line products for their internal and external components. Those components tend to be very heavy. They will also use external components that are made of the same quality.
All that adds up when you try and condense everything into your average, high-quality electric phase converters.
Separate Slave Motors
To help deal with the weight, many customers are having the slave motor supplied separately from the converter itself. This takes a lot of weight and breaks it up. That makes it easier to handle and maneuver, which can be particularly important if you’re working in a confined space or need to mount the main unit to a wall.
If a separate slave motor array isn’t an option, another possibility a converter customer can opt for is to insist on looking at models that have robust handles for carrying. That solution isn’t the optimum, but it will make moving electric phase converters somewhat easier, at least getting them to their general placement location. At the very least, make sure your converter has handles that will support the converter.