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If a three-phase motor is to be driven in only one direction, and upon its initial energization it is found to be rotating opposite to what is desired, all that is needed is to interchange any two of the three line leads feeding the motor. This can be done at the motor starter or at the motor itself.

Once two of the lines have been switched, the direction of the magnetic fields created in the motor will now cause the shaft to spin in the opposite direction. This is known as reversing the phase rotation.

Reversing Magnetic Starters
If a motor is to be driven in two directions, then it will require a Forward / Reverse motor starter, which has two three-pole horsepower-rated contactors rather than just one as in the conventional starter. Each of the two different motor starters powers the motor with a different phase rotation.

When the forward contactor is energized, power contacts connect line L1 to T1, line L2 to T2 and line L3 to T3 at the motor. When the reverse contactor is energized, the power contacts connect line L1 to T3, line L2 to T2 and line L3 to T1 at the motor.

If a three-phase motor is to be driven in only one direction, and upon its initial energization it is found to be rotating opposite to what is desired, all that is needed is to interchange any two of the three line leads feeding the motor. This can be done at the motor starter or at the motor itself.

Once two of the lines have been switched, the direction of the magnetic fields created in the motor will now cause the shaft to spin in the opposite direction. This is known as reversing the phase rotation.

Reversing Magnetic Starters
If a motor is to be driven in two directions, then it will require a Forward / Reverse motor starter, which has two three-pole horsepower-rated contactors rather than just one as in the conventional starter. Each of the two different motor starters powers the motor with a different phase rotation.

When the forward contactor is energized, power contacts connect line L1 to T1, line L2 to T2 and line L3 to T3 at the motor. When the reverse contactor is energized, the power contacts connect line L1 to T3, line L2 to T2 and line L3 to T1 at the motor.

If a three-phase motor is to be driven in only one direction, and upon its initial energization it is found to be rotating opposite to what is desired, all that is needed is to interchange any two of the three line leads feeding the motor. This can be done at the motor starter or at the motor itself.

Once two of the lines have been switched, the direction of the magnetic fields created in the motor will now cause the shaft to spin in the opposite direction. This is known as reversing the phase rotation.

Reversing Magnetic Starters
If a motor is to be driven in two directions, then it will require a Forward / Reverse motor starter, which has two three-pole horsepower-rated contactors rather than just one as in the conventional starter. Each of the two different motor starters powers the motor with a different phase rotation.

When the forward contactor is energized, power contacts connect line L1 to T1, line L2 to T2 and line L3 to T3 at the motor. When the reverse contactor is energized, the power contacts connect line L1 to T3, line L2 to T2 and line L3 to T1 at the motor.

If a three-phase motor is to be driven in only one direction, and upon its initial energization it is found to be rotating opposite to what is desired, all that is needed is to interchange any two of the three line leads feeding the motor. This can be done at the motor starter or at the motor itself.

Once two of the lines have been switched, the direction of the magnetic fields created in the motor will now cause the shaft to spin in the opposite direction. This is known as reversing the phase rotation.

Reversing Magnetic Starters
If a motor is to be driven in two directions, then it will require a Forward / Reverse motor starter, which has two three-pole horsepower-rated contactors rather than just one as in the conventional starter. Each of the two different motor starters powers the motor with a different phase rotation.

When the forward contactor is energized, power contacts connect line L1 to T1, line L2 to T2 and line L3 to T3 at the motor. When the reverse contactor is energized, the power contacts connect line L1 to T3, line L2 to T2 and line L3 to T1 at the motor.