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    Reefer vans, 3-ph 480-v, avail power 3-ph 208

    Would like to install a couple of 40-ft reefer vans at a retail/warehouse location. All units we find are 480-volt 3-phase. Building has 208 3-phase. Any suggestions. Are transformers effecient? Considering just replacing the freezer units themselves with those that will run on 208 but rather expensive. the 480-volt appear to have become the standard of the industry. We also may want to install more units later on. Any ideas?
    Thanks, Mark

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    I am closing this thread, in accordance with the Forum rules. This Forum is intended to assist professional electricians, inspectors, engineers, and other members of the electrical industry in the performance of their job-related tasks. However, if you are not an electrician or an electrical contractor, then we are not permitted to help you perform your own electrical installation work.

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    "Bob"
    Robert B. Alexander, P.E.
    Answers based on 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted.

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