In order to better understand the variables involved with the cables that are a key part of any AC drive system and to formulate a useful guide to cable selection, the most commonly recommended cables for AC drive applications have been studied by Iacdrive, in both a lab and working application. Some wiring methods were not examined, however, such as THHN building wire in conduit, since their use has been shown to have detrimental effects, as outlined in other studies. An exception to this exclusion was the use of PVC-Nylon insulated, PVC jacketed tray cables. These cables are the most commonly-installed type of industrial control cable, and though they are often misapplied for use in AC drives applications, they were included in the tests for purposes of comparison. The PVC-Nylon designs (PVC-Nylon/PVC Type TC and PVC-Nylon/PVC Foil Shield Type TC) were evaluated in both unshielded and foil shielded versions.

AC drive, cables, Frequency inverter,VFDs

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XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) insulated, foil/braid (85%) shielded, Industrial PVC jacketed cable designed for AC drives applications.

  • Four Conductor (three conductors plus green/yellow ground)
  • XLPE Insulation (.045 in. wall) 100% Foil
  • +85% Tinned Copper Braid Shield
  • Full Size Tinned Copper Drain Wire (sectioned in #8 and larger)
  • Full Size Insulated Tinned Copper Ground Conductor
  • Industrial PVC Jacket
  • 600V/1000V Rated

Iacdrive|AC_drives|variable_frequency_inverter|VFDs|confverter|elevator

Iacdrive|AC_drives|variable_frequency_inverter|VFDs|confverter|elevator

XLPE insulated, continuously welded aluminum armored, Industrial PVC jacketed cable designed for AC drives applications.

  • Three Conductor #12
  • XLPE Insulation (.030 in. wall)
  • Continuously Welded Aluminum Armor
  • Three Symmetrical #16 Bare Ground Conductors
  • Industrial PVC Jacket
  • 600V MC Rating
Iacdrive|AC_drives|variable_frequency_inverter|VFDs|confverter|elevator

XLPE insulated, dual-copper tape shielded, Industrial PVC jacketed cable designed for AC drives applications.

  • Three Conductor #12
  • XLPE Insulation (.030 in. wall)
  • (2) .002” Cu Tapes Spiral Wrapped with 20% overlap
  • Three Symmetrical #16 Bare Ground Conductors
  • Industrial PVC Jacket
  • 600V Rated