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VFD68 Variable Frequency Drives Technical Bulletin

Product name
VFD68 Three‐Phase Variable Frequency Drive
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document revision
C
Revision date
2019-08-09
  1. Determine the maximum current consumption from the motor ratings label.
  2. Select the appropriate table for your motor’s current type.
  3. In the table that you just selected, find the maximum output current that just exceeds the motor’s maximum current consumption and use the VFD68 Part Number associated with this maximum output current as the recommended Drive for the motor.
  4. Use the same table to determine the recommended cable wiring size for the output current rating.
Table 1. 230 VAC, VFD68Bxx Drives, Maximum Output Amperes and Wiring Sizes
Part Number Rated Capacity, kW (HP) Maximum Output Current (Amperes) Cable Wire Size
AWG1 PVC wires, (mm2)2
R/L1, S/L2, T/L3 U, V, W R/L1, S/L2, T/L3 U, V, W Earthing (Ground) cable
VFD68BBB 0.1 (1/8) 0.8 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68BCB 0.2 (1/4) 1.4 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68BDC 0.4 (1/2) 2.5 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68BFD 0.75 (1) 4.2 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68BGG 1.5 (2) 7.0 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68BHG 2.2 (3) 10.0 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68BJK 3.7 (5) 16.5 12 12 4 4 4
VFD68BKL 5.5 (7-1/2) 23.8 10 10 6 6 6
VFD68BLL 7.5 (10) 31.8 6 8 16 10 6
VFD68BMP 11 (15) 45.0 6 6 16 16 16
VFD68BNP 15 (20) 58.0 4 4 25 25 16
Table 2. 460 VAC, VFD68Cxx Drives, Maximum Output Amperes and Wiring Sizes
Part Number Rated Capacity, kW (HP) Maximum Output Current (Amperes) Cable Wire Size
AWG3 PVC wires, (mm2)4
R/L1, S/L2, T/L3 U, V, W R/L1, S/L2, T/L3 U, V, W Earthing (Ground) cable
VFD68CDF 0.4 (1/2) 1.2 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68CFF 0.75 (1) 2.2 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68CGG 1.5 (2) 3.6 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68CHH 2.2 (3) 5.0 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68CJJ 3.7 (5) 8.0 14 14 2.5 2.5 2.5
VFD68CKL 5.5 (7.5) 12.0 12 14 4 2.5 4
VFD68CLL 7.5 (10) 16.0 12 12 4 4 4
VFD68CMP 11 (15) 23.0 10 10 6 6 10
VFD68CNP 15 (20) 29.5 8 8 10 10 10
Table 3. 575 VAC, VFD68Dxx Drives, Maximum Output Amperes and Wiring Sizes
Part Number Rated Capacity,kW (HP) Maximum Output Current (Amperes) Cable Wire Size
AWG5 PVC wires, (mm2)6
R/L1, S/L2, T/L3 U, V, W R/L1, S/L2, T/L3 U, V, W Earthing (Ground) Cable
VFD68DFM 0.75 (1) 1.7 14 14 2 2 3.5
VFD68DGM 1.5 (2) 2.7 14 14 2 2 3.5
VFD68DHM 2.2 (3) 4.0 14 14 2 2 3.5
VFD68DJN 3.7 (5) 6.1 14 14 2 2 3.5
VFD68DKN 5.5 (7-1/2) 9.0 14 14 2 2 5.5
VFD68DLN 7.5 (10) 12.0 12 14 3.5 2 5.5
1 The recommended cable wire size is that of the cable (THHW cable) with a continuous maximum permissible temperature of 75°C (167°F). Assumes that the surrounding air temperature is 40°C (104°F) or less. (Selection example for use mainly in the United States.)
2 The recommended cable wire size is that of the cable (PVC cable) with a continuous maximum permissible temperature of 70°C (158°F). Assumes that the surrounding air temperature is 40°C (104°F) or less. (Selection example for use mainly in Europe.)
3 The recommended cable wire size is that of the cable (THHW cable) with a continuous maximum permissible temperature of 75°C (167°F). Assumes that the surrounding air temperature is 40°C (104°F) or less. (Selection example for use mainly in the United States.)
4 The recommended cable wire size is that of the cable (PVC cable) with a continuous maximum permissible temperature of 70°C (158°F). Assumes that the surrounding air temperature is 40°C (104°F) or less. (Selection example for use mainly in Europe.)
5 The recommended cable wire size is that of the cable (THHW cable) with a continuous maximum permissible temperature of 75°C (167°F). Assumes that the surrounding air temperature is 40°C (104°F) or less. (Selection example for use mainly in the United States.)
6 The recommended cable wire size is that of the cable (PVC cable) with a continuous maximum permissible temperature of 70°C (158°F). Assumes that the surrounding air temperature is 40°C (104°F) or less. (Selection example for use mainly in Europe.)