# Hi. Can the normal shophouse change from one phase to 3 phase?

Is 3 phase really a combination of 3 wires of 1 phase? Can the amps be calculated with combination of two units if two units will be used?

 tkrussell Posts: 9,673, Reputation: 3698 Senior Electrical & Lighting Expert #2 Oct 4, 2010, 05:00 AM

Three phase is three live wires.

What do you have that needs calculating?

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