Category: VFD

Why Do Some VFDs Have Brakes?

A Variable Frequency Drive(VFD) is a power conversion electronic device used to control the speed of an AC induction motor, by converting a fixed frequency, fixed AC supply voltage to a variable frequency AC voltage input to the motor. And since the frequency is directly proportional to RPM (Revolutions per Minute), the RPM speed of…

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What do VFDs do in HVAC Systems?

The term HVAC is an acronym that stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; it broadly describes systems that provide heating and cooling to commercial and residential buildings for environmental comfort. A typical HVAC system includes Heating equipment, Ventilation equipment, and Air-Conditioning or Cooling equipment; the functions of these three elements are interrelated, particularly when…

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VFD Troubleshooting Flowchart

A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), also known as a Variable-Speed Drive (VSD), Adjustable-Frequency Drive (AFD), Frequency Converter (FC), Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD), Microdrive, AC drive, or an Inverter driver, is an electronic controller used to regulate the rotational speed of induction or synchronous electric motors. The VFD controls motor speed by varying the frequency of…

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