YES!!! that is exactly what I have decided to do, HOWEVER you have pointed me in the correct direction to buy it. grainger wanted $302 for basicaly the same thing YIKES.. thanks very much for the link.. I think I will be ordering one in a couple days... shoot at that price I may get a seperat one for my 3ph power feed too!!
I looked into a phase box and I was told that it would only be 3ph on staRT UP THEN DROP BACK TO 2 PH , no thanks.
I looked into a second 3 ph motor as a phase generator however further detailed invertigation showes that you get uneven current potental & V on the legs also 2 legs are still 180 out and the third could end up allmose anyware. true 3ph will be all 120 degrees out and have balanced V . a well made balanced rotory typ will have caps. of proper size installed to balance all 3 legs out. this is bigger money ..
so an inverter. "VFD" seemes clearly the best method. inexpensive, all legs balanced, inexpencive, dose not take up a bunch of room. not to mention the added versitility with the ability to vary the frequancy! clearly the best of all choises.
now I have to hope the motor is still good!! "they said it was" ....
thanks again stickman for the link!!