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Questions tagged [vfd]

Variable frequency drive, a three-phase AC output motor controller. Questions about vacuum fluorescent displays should not receive this tag.

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Why use many-pole motor for high speed?

I found in this teardown analysis of the Nissan Leaf drive motor that it runs up to about 10,000 RPM but is an 8-pole motor. My understanding is that the inverter cost goes up with frequency. The Leaf ...
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Powering a 3 Phase 230VAC Motor with 28 12V Batteries wired in Series

Mechanical Engineering student here. I'm a part of a senior project team that trying to run a 40 HP 230 VAC three phase motor with a 40 HP VFD for a hydraulic pump. Our plan is to wire 28 Lead Acid ...
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Problem in temperature transmitter because of VFD (Variable Frequency Drive)

I made an amplifier of PT100 bridge which operates on 24V DC supply and gives 0 - 10V DC for 0 - 400°C when tuned. The circuit is as follows : Here P2 + and P4 S+ are shorted and P4 S- is left open....
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Not using all 3 phases of sine filter

I want to run a single phase motor with a single phase VFD. I don't believe that the motor is rated to run with a VFD. To compensate for the issue I would like to use a sine wave filter. ...
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Design temperature for an electrical control panel?

I am putting together an electrical control panel composed of small VFDs (like Siemens micromaster 440), PLC AB 1400 B etc, contactors, relays etc. What temperature and humidity should I design the ...
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PWM for ACIM scalar control

I have inherited a control software for ACIM scalar control and I need to do some changes in this software. Before I can do any change I need to understand current implementation. So I have started to ...
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Inductor Machines: why is constant flux achieved before reaching nominal speed?

It is observed that an induction machine increases its voltage linearly before reaching its nominal speed. This is achieved due to the emf generated by the rotor movement. However, I find it ...
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There exists 110v/60Hz motors as well 220/50Hz ac motors rating, what determines the voltage of an electric motor?

I have seen the Toms question and answers for what determines the voltage of an electric motor? None of the answers not fulfilling. I was not able to comment to get clarify my doubt, so I’m posting ...
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AC motor must be run off inverted DC?

I am looking at the datasheet for a motor. This is an AC induction motor designed for use in electric vehicles. It includes the statement [my emphasis]: The motors are designed for installation in ...
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PMSM control method

Is it possible to apply the so called scalar control or V/f control which is used for ACIM control also for PMSM control? I think no because of V/f control used for ACIM does not know current ...
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Run 1800 RPM motor at 3600 RPM

I have a 2”x72” belt grinder with a Brook Crompton bf4n.75-2 motor. It is connected to a Teco L510 VFD. Running here in the United States on 110v. My question is about turning up the RPMs sometimes ...
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Wiring a 2 pole three-phase DB motor to a VFD

Hello everyone this is my first time posting here so forgive me if my post seems a little choppy. So my dilemma is trying to hook up a 2 pole three-phase DB motor rated at 230 X 3. I did a fair amount ...
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How do you set up a VFD to run a motor at 2 different speeds?

I'm already familiar with the concept of altering the frequency to change the speed of the motor. So in this scenario, I'm looking into running a pump at 40Hz (high speed) and 23Hz (low speed). This ...
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Replacing an old 2 speed rotary cam switch with VFD

I bought an old drill press tnw super condor 30l but the motor smoked because of the rotary cam switch is broken. The drill is old and the motor have no motor plate but few engraved numbers 380 and 20 ...
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What actually kicks in a VFD?

I am just getting into the plant environment and the first thing I noticed is that virtually all the motors are controlled by VFDs. I understand that your supply goes into your RST terminals and the ...
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Output voltage of 3-phase in / 3-phase out inverter

I am using UK mains (230 V phase, 400 V line) to drive a Japanese motor expecting 115 V phase, 200 V line), presently using 2:1 transformers. I would like to control speed between 30 and 70 Hz, ie +/- ...
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How much is the permeability of this attached inductor core?

I want to use this inductor for AC line filter as line reactor. Its inductance value is 6 mH but I don't know the exact value of permeability of the material. It will be used with VFD at the input to ...
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how to design AC line filter for VFD?

I am working on VFD for single phase induction motor. I am rectifying AC 220V directly to DC link capacitor. There is no LC filter from AC mains. There are harmonics in the AC mains. Can you suggest ...
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Polyphase motor with VFD

I purchased a dayton 1/3 hp 1725rpm and am wondering how to use it with a VFD. It says continuious as duty. I only have 220 at my house so I am wondering if i can set it up with a VFD and use it to ...
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Can VFD be used with induction motor for regeneration?

I want to use VFD with induction motor to run it as induction generator (driven by external prime mover). Does VFD circuit allow reverse flow of electrical power? Thanks
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Why even when we increase the synchronous speed, the slip still remains it's value? [closed]

This is an induction motor question: why even when we increase the synchronous speed, the slip still remains it's value?
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Using PWM instead of real DC for VFD's 0-10V control input

There is a VFD which controls an AC motor through a 0-10V control. I know that this control voltage is DC voltage. I'm wondering would a PWM work for this application? I mean instead of 2VDC, what ...
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Programming LS-iG5A

I have got this LS iG5A VFD to control speed of my rotary cutter machine. I have attached a momentary On/Off switch to start stop the motor and also connected a 10k POT to control its speed My ...
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How does carrier frequency and pulse width modulation in a VFD work together to control AC motor speed?

There is a lot of online information about this but there is also a lot of contradictory information. What is carrier frequency exactly and does it stay the same or does it vary? I understand the ...
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Mega2560 master on RS485 bus stops communicating with VFD when I add another RS485 module

I’m doing a project where I’m building a control panel for a VFD (inverter/variable frequency drive). I’m connecting the two over half duplex RS485 and use Modbus RTU. As a master I use a Arduino Mega ...
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What is the recommended way for starting an ac induction motor with a VFD?

I am designing a control strategy for an AC(induction) 3-phase motor fan in an HVAC air handling unit for pressure control inside the ductwork. The plan is to use a PID algorithm for the pressure ...
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Earth leakage tripping with 3 phase motor [closed]

I'm working in elevator world, i'm now in a strange situation. The 3 Phase synchronous motor is connected by drive then main controller and a distribution board. The faulty earth leakage circuit ...
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How to measure output voltage and current of a VFD?

Is it possible to measure the output of a Variable Frequency Drive without relying on it's display data? I tried to measure the line voltage with a DMM and current with a clamp meter but it shows ...
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VSD (Inverter) current measurement on 3 motor phases

I'm working on a project to build a rig for testing various sized Variable Frequency Drives (VSD's / inverters), the kind that you'd use to run a squirrel cage induction motor. The range would be from ...
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EMI shielding for VFD and DC PSU's for CNC controller

The plan was to mount a VFD (Spindle) and (x3) 48V Power supplies on MDF and near it I want to mount 4 TB6600's for motion controlling a CNC machine. I would like to make it enclosed with some small ...
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Running a 3ph motor rated for 380v star on 220v delta

I've got an old Soviet 4kW motor, made in 1983. The dilemma is that the nameplate info states a Y-connection/380v/8.7amps and I want to run it on delta using my VFD which produces 3ph 220v. All my ...
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How to modify winding of 3 kW 4 pole motor to run at 200 hz

Please guide me how a 3 kW 4 pole induction motor can be modified to run at higher frequency in the range of 0 to 200 hz. If the rotor motor is die cast copper. What should be done with present ...
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what are the implications of using a 45kW ACS580 ABB VSD on a 22kw induction motor?

What are the implications of using a 45kW ACS580 ABB VSD on a 22kW induction motor?
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Is there a way to overdrive a single phase, capacitor start, AC motor?

I have an AC system that runs on single phase 120v AC. The "motor" is a hermetically sealed compressor, fractional horsepower. It has a single capacitor about the size of pill bottle. Based on that, I ...
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Are there safe ways to run an induction motor rated for 50/60 Hz at a lower frequency?

I have an induction motor that is rated for 50/60 Hz, with full-load amperages of 1.85A / 2A respectively. It is not rated for any other operating frequency. If I connect it to a VFD, will it be safe ...
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VFD? to power aircraft non-motor/inductive load OR power conversion [closed]

QUESTION: Is it plausible to test power, out of aircraft, a mostly solid state device ie Microwave Oven? Can a VFD be programmed to run with inverter circuits. If so, 3 phase + ground output of VFD is ...
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Why Fault pin of IR2136 gate driver is getting low at high voltage?

I am implementing a variable frequency drive for a three-phase induction motor. I used IGBT module fs25r12w1t4 with gate driver ( three phase, six Channels IR2136). When I increase the voltage, the ...
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power to a 230v three phase motor

a. Is it possible to run a 230v three phase motor with a 115v input VFD? Where does the other 115 volts come from in this case? b. How would I size the VDF for this case. I know my VFD will need to ...
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Slip ring (wound rotor) 3 phase motor, what VFD should I use? [closed]

I'm trying to solve some puzzles around the electronics of an amusement ride. It's basicly an old carousel with a wave-like pattern (3 tops/downs along the circle) that i'm restoring. (So that you ...
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Does this type of Dual Voltage AC Drive exist?

The goal is to run a 3ph AC motor with either high or low voltage inputs. The motor would be wired for a specified voltage and the controller drives a single output regardless of the line voltage. I ...
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why fs25r12w1t4 infineon module is burnt out when high current is paassed through it?

I am implementing a VFD for Induction motor drive. I have used fs25r12w1t4 Infineon IGBT module ( 1200v 25A) with gate driver 6ed003l06-f2. It always burnt out when I passed 2A current. What may the ...
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Condition for max torque

My questions are these: If say a 3ph motor connected to a mains supply is rated at 1400 rpm with no load at what rpm approximately does it produce its max torque? If the same motor is run with a VFD ...
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Powering three separate shaded pole axial fan motors with one 3-phase VFD

I want to power and control the RPM of three 115v .47amp shaded pole axial fans each powered by a separate leg of the 3-phase coming from a VFD. Can it be done? I'd like them to run at full speed (...
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Should a frequency-controlled motor use a circuit breaker with a B or C trip characteristic?

In our company, a discussion is raging on whether a motor with a frequency controller should be protected with an automatic circuit breaker with B or C characteristic. The B-camp's argument is that, ...
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How to calculate RPM using frequency

I am working with VFD (CT-2002ES-A75). It shows output frequancy on it's seven segment display. However It has a parameter(Cd46 on page 27 in the manual) for display the current RPM of the motor. For ...
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Question about earth grounds for remote control of VFD via a DAQ system

A single-ended earth grounded PCI data acquisition board's analog inputs and outputs are controlled by a PC. The daq board has also analog outputs. One of the analog output is controlling the motor ...
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A question about VFD earth ground

As part of my investigation on noise issue from this VFD drive, I was trying to understand how the earth connections made. The following figure is from page 25: Im trying to check whether the drive ...
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VFD IGBT blew up and I can't find a replacement part

So here’s my situation, a few weeks ago I received a 2.2kW variable frequency drive from a chinese seller and it worked perfectly. I then watched a video on youtube by AvE where he takes one apart (...
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How to connect to the inverter with motor [closed]

I have a motor and a inverter (CT-2002ES-A75). Motor nameplate is: How should I connect the motor to inverter? What are the special parameter in the inverter that should I change according to the ...
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why three phase induction motor draws current with spike at low frequency by using VFD?

I have built Variable frequency drive (VFD) for a three-phase induction motor using V/F constant control. while I was testing 15HP three-phase induction motor without load with my VFD, the motor draws ...