My local city is gettinf onto the eco bandwagon, and qill shortly be installing a network of 40 (yes, forty) electric recharging points, for the free use of electric vehicle users. The (possible) downside is that for the purposes of the initial trial, these will be mounted on pillars with a 5-pin (red plug) 3-phase supply. This is to work with a fleet of Peugeot vehicles that can 'fast charge' in just 20 minutes using the 415v 3-phase supply.
Now, 3-phase is a closed book to me, havng never worked in an environment that used or even needed it - so treat me gently! I am aware it is quite possible to connect a converter to a single phase supply to turn it into a pseudo 3-phase 415v connection. Is the OPPOSITE of this also true... that I can EITHER source a 3-phase to single phase convertor (if such an animal exists), or would I be correct in thinking I would really only need to fabricate a connector lead, with a 5-pin RED plug for the 3-phase connection, and a standard socket on a flying lead, wired to ONE of the phases and the Neutral...?
The supporters of the trial say that they may change their pillers to accommodate additional sockets, but for the run up, IF I can plug into the their red 3 Phase sockets, I can with their blessing, so my question is - can I do this simply?