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The effect of power failure on VFD

Q: I am planning to put some variable frequency drives on non-critical section of factory where there will be planned interruption of 30 seconds but 2 times a day.

A: Why are you going to use VFD, variable frequency drives are expensive. What is the application?
If the application require fix speed / rate Soft Start device is required.

However, if there might be frequent start stop (Power OFF/ON) AC Contractor Duty AC3 are recommended to be used to bypass the Soft Starter or Static device once the required motor speed is reached and then Start/stop have no impact on the installation.

The technique of using AC3 Contactors, is not applicable for VFD if the VFD is necessary for application. In this case the other advantage associated with VFD no longer will be valid (Protection, control and monitoring).

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