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4 Pin -> 5 Pin Adaptor Possible?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by jmr-, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. jmr-

    jmr- Member

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    So, my mother in law's farm has this 4 pin connector.
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    Wondering if I can get an adaptor to connect tessy or whether it is missing earth or something? I'm not too wise on these plugs
     
  2. Mark E

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    It's most likely a 20A 4 pin 3ø connector which is missing the earth pin in the centre. Rather than make an adaptor it'd be better to get a sparky to change it to a 5 pin.
     
  3. eclectricdave

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    it is missing the neutral. you can synthesise one with either a 1 hp star connected three phase motor or a 500VA three limb transformer with primary in star and secondary in delta. you pick up the neutral on the star.
     
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  4. jmr-

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    Wow head explosion. I think I'll get a sparkie to replace it with a 5 pin?
     
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