Motors and Drives: Even the Best Relationships Have Issues

Motors and Drives: Even the Best Relationships Have Issues

Intended to protect, VFDs can adversely affect motors. Here are tips for mitigating damage and prolonging motor life

Over the last 20 years, variable-frequency drives (VFDs) have become the dominant form of motor control in the HVAC industry. Tremendous energy savings and more-precise control sit atop a long list of benefits that have propelled VFDs to industry-standard status. With this rise in popularity, however, has come increased concern regarding the relationship between VFDs and the electric motors they control.

Register to view the full article

Register on HPAC.com and gain access to premium content, including this article and much more.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish