Soft Serve Machine Electrical Considerations

Most commercial ice cream machines require 208-230 volts (220 volt). You also need to decide between single phase and three phase.

How do you know if you need single or three phase? It's simple. If your building has three-phase power available, you always want to take advantage of it for a few main reasons:

  1. Three-phase equipment draws less amperage and therefore costs less to run.
  2. Three phase components last longer because their motors and compressors draw less amperage and do not require capacitors to start them.
  3. There are fewer single-phase machines on the market, which makes them a little more expensive to purchase.

Make sure your building can supply three-phase power. If you're not sure if you have three-phase power available, you should ask your landlord or someone with electrical knowledge, preferably an electrician.