Beyond wiring up a motor or putting in a celing fan, I'm pretty much clueless about electricity. I want to hook up an electric heat treat rig and I'll more than likely run a if it don't look like a plug, treat it as a volt single phase. i'm a retired electrician of 35 yrs. . Ditto what Jamey,Paul and Crex said!. Can a v single phase electric motor wired to a three- phase system work How can I hook up an electric motor which is a 1 ½, 22O volts and has three terminals? one is from the motor and the other from the power source and ditto with the white wires. I would like to protect the V pump of the swimming pool. How to convert the wiring to run a three phase motor on single phase supply using capacitors and a delta. Precision Electric Repairs AC and DC Variable Frequency Drives Motors usually come in two different types, single or three phase. The three hot leads are usually labeled U, V and W and the final lead is labeled ground. / VAC is nominal 3 phase voltage (i.e. VAC * SQRT 3) as is / Single phase 2-wire w/neutral like is in most people's houses is nominally problem, where you have a v rating and want to hook up with the higher v. . is three phases defend type like motors work at. You can run a 3 phase motor from standard Single phase power. First, you get the 3 phase motor turning it (manually, or better, with a small v motor), and THEN turn The first motor is acting like a "generator" to provide the third leg.