What are the differences between Single-Phase Power and Three-Phase Power?

Do you know what’s the difference between 1 phase and 3 phase power? Which one should you choose? If you don’t have any idea, Pottery Clay we have some tips for you.

A single phase is normally used in most homes. 1 phase is an alternating current electricity 1 phase requires 2 wires; phase wire carries 220 current load, volt, frequency 50 hertz 2 while the neutral wire provides a path 2 where the current returns. However, some of the 1 phase power supplies can have 3 wires. The additional socket is provided for the earth wire which allows leaking electrical current from a faulty device or cable to be transferred to the ground.

The 3 phase power is more suited to the consumption of powerful machines such as larger houses or factories. 3 phase power is an alternating current electricity. 3 phase connection requires 4 wires carrying current load of 380 volt, frequency 50 hertz. 3 live wires are appropriate to powerful machines requiring high power. The 3 phase cannot be used with lighting system at homes. It has to be transformed. The 3 phases are switched to 3 sets of 1 phase and installed to different locations. By this, it will averagely divide electrical usage and save more cost.

As previously mentioned, most homes normally use single-phase power. It is more complicated and expensive to install the3 phase supply. However, it will save cost in the long run. The single-phase power is more convenient and cheaper at first place but it consumes more power in the long term.

Now, it is time for you to choose. What is your choice? It depends on the function and practicality of your choice. If you use a large kiln, opting for 3 phase power is safer than 1 phase.