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SweetTea

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#1 posted 08-24-2018 01:01 AM


Like woody said. A VFD is good for one motor. Controls would have to be rewired as well.

- TheFridge

To use the VFD you will need to wire around the starter and any e-stops in place, but if you stick with 60hz any other secondary electrics should work fine. Any e-stops can be wired into the low voltage accessory circuit of the VFD so they will work as before. The economics all depends on whether the OP does indeed not acquire any more 3ph machines or possibly lucks into a used motor/starter that will work.

- AHuxley

If you don t plan to go the RPC route just get in touch with Jack Forsberg, he is active on many of the forums under his own name, and buy a VFD to run it. He is the man for quality/price and in particular 1ph in 3ph out VFDs for higher horsepower machines.

- AHuxley

If you don t plan to go the RPC route just get in touch with Jack Forsberg, he is active on many of the forums under his own name, and buy a VFD to run it. He is the man for quality/price and in particular 1ph in 3ph out VFDs for higher horsepower machines.

- AHuxley

Definitely this. ^^^
VFD technology is like magic sometimes.
I sold a three phase wall fan to a single phase customer, and we had to source one of these drives. It worked like a champ!

- Scap

Do they make VFD’s for 10HP motors that don’t cost thousands of dollars? I looked into an RPC but it was $1,600. I could get a factory new motor intended for my specific machine for under $1,500.

- SweetTea

Yes, that is why I said to reach out to Jack. High output 1ph in 3ph out VFDs are a niche product and Jack has custom versions up to 25hp. Just look for him on SMC, OWWM etc.

- AHuxley

Can someone send me Jacks contact info?


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