# What does a 3 phase power plug look like?

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## How do you know if a plug is 3 phase?

If the voltage is at least 200 volts for three pairs of slots, the outlet is probably a three-phase outlet. Examine the circuit breaker for the outlet. A circuit breaker with three switches connected together so that all three must be turned on or off at the same time is a three-phase circuit breaker.

## Is there a 3 phase plug?

Almost all three-phase power plugs have an earth (ground) connection, but may not have a neutral because three-phase loads such as motors do not need the neutral. Such plugs have only four prongs (earth, and the three phases).

## What does three phase power look like?

Typically, there is one power wire—the phase wire—and one neutral wire, with current flowing between the power wire (through the load) and the neutral wire. Three-phase power is a three-wire ac power circuit with each phase ac signal 120 electrical degrees apart.

## How do I know if I have 2 or 3-phase power?

Perhaps the simplest way to tell if you’re on single phase or 3-phase power is to check your switchboard. Look at the ‘main switch’ or ‘normal supply main switch’ on your switchboard. If the switch looks like three switches combined into one and is wider than 3 cm, you have 3-phase power.

## Is 240 volt single phase?

Single Phase 120/240

The voltage between the two legs (called phase to phase or line to line) is 240V and the phase to neutral voltage is 120V.

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## How many amps is a 3 phase supply?

On a 3 phase 4 wire system at 220/380 volts, a load of 60KW total or 20kw per phase, MUST be about 100 amps per phase. Therefore a measured phase current of 350 amps implies that the actual load must be a lot higher than 60kw.