(3) Why 3 Phase Power? Why not 6 or 12? – YouTube

Power Transmission Engineer Lionel Barthold Explains how 3 phase, 6 phase, and 12 phase power works, advantages, disavantages, and hopes for the future. Rotating phases, form an anisotropic tube. He worked on experimental 6 and 12 phase power lines at his company Power Technologies, Inc. before it was sold to Siemens after a long successful career. The experimental polyphase lines were located in Malta, New York, not far from company headquarters in Schenectady.

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