Inverter Drives

An inverter drive (also known as variable frequency drives or VFD) is a type of variable speed drive that allows you as the user to adjust the speed or output. Inverter drives allow AC power to be converted to DC providing the user with precise control. Inverter drives are also ideal for helping to reduce waste or loss of electrical energy in a range of applications.

How do inverter drives work?

Inverter drives are controlled by inputting specific frequencies or parameters into the device. This allows for greater control over your machinery and operations with more precision. Inverter drives are situated between an electrical supply and a motor, with the inverter allowing the power to be regulated to suit the application.

Features and Benefits

  • Control small appliances such as desk portable fans or pump loads
  • Larger appliances such as high torque machine control
  • Digital operation LED input screens (for easy parameter setting, input and monitoring)
  • Compact and sleek design (saves space in constricted areas)
  • Easy installation
  • Automatic restarts (varies in models)
  • Emergency stops (varies in models)
  • Safety self-diagnostics (varies in models)
  • Energy saving (not having a constant running frequency can save electricity costs)

Where might I use an inverter drive?

Inverter drives are used in a wide range of industrial applications. Inverter drives are particularly useful for applications that require precise control of speed and torque with motors.

These kinds of drives are used in areas such as small appliances like simple fan and pump loads all the way through to high torque machine control applications. Most inverter drives feature digital operation and commonly featuring an LED display or analogue dial. This provides the user with direct control of the important parameters they ish to set themselves. As result, this makes them easy to set up and monitor or adjust where needed.

Some inverters are very compact, making them easy to install and have many side by side if needed. Many inverter drives have built in security features such as automatic restarts after power failures, emergency stops or safety self-diagnostics that help you control the safety of your environment.


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Mfr. Part No.ACS355-03E-04A1-4
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Mfr. Part No.ACS310-03E-08A0-4
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TWD20,164.00
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3 kW 3 400 V 8 A 0 → 500Hz - -10 → +50°C 70mm 239mm ACS310 IP20 161mm - ModBus
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Mfr. Part No.ACS480-04-09A5-4+J424+OL540
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TWD18,757.00
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4 kW 3 380 → 480 V 8.9 A 48 → 63Hz Pump & Fans -10 → +50 (No Derating) °C, +50 → +60 (Derating) °C 207.1mm 73mm ACS480 IP20 223mm - Modbus
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TWD25,089.00
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5.5 kW 3 380 → 480 V 12 A 48 → 63Hz Pump & Fans -10 → +50 (No Derating) °C, +50 → +60 (Derating) °C 207.1mm 96.6mm ACS480 IP20 223mm - Modbus
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TWD5,869.00
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0.75 kW 1 230 V 4.3 A 130Hz - -20 → +40°C 67.5mm 170mm ACS55 IP20 128mm Yes -
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Mfr. Part No.ACS310-03E-17A2-4
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TWD36,949.00
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7.5 kW 3 400 V 17.2 A 0 → 500Hz - -10 → +50°C 169mm 236mm ACS310 IP20 169mm - ModBus
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TWD30,438.00
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7.5 kW 3 380 → 480 V 16.2 A 48 → 63Hz Pump & Fans -10 → +50 (No Derating) °C, +50 → +60 (Derating) °C 207.1mm 171.7mm ACS480 IP20 220mm - Modbus
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TWD27,238.00
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5.5 kW 3 400 V 13.8 A 0 → 500Hz - -10 → +50°C 169mm 236mm ACS310 IP20 169mm - ModBus
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Mfr. Part No.ACS55-01E-09A8-2
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TWD9,296.00
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2.2 kW 1 230 V 9.8 A 130Hz - -20 → +40°C 70mm 226mm ACS55 IP20 159mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 180-9653
Mfr. Part No.ACS480-04-07A3-4
BrandABB
TWD20,016.00
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3 kW 3 380 → 480 V 6.8 A 48 → 63Hz Pump & Fans -10 → +50 (No Derating) °C, +50 → +60 (Derating) °C 207.1mm 73mm ACS480 IP20 223mm - Modbus
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TWD8,028.00
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1.1 kW 1 230 V 6.7 A 0 → 600Hz 1.1 kW AC Motor -10 → +40°C 70mm 239mm ACS355 IP20 187mm No -
RS Stock No. 621-1228
Mfr. Part No.ACS150-01E-06A7-2
BrandABB
TWD7,405.00
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1.1 kW 1 230 V 6.7 A 500Hz - -10 → +40°C 70mm 239mm ACS150 IP20 142mm Yes -
RS Stock No. 180-9658
Mfr. Part No.ACS480-04-033A-4
BrandABB
TWD55,131.00
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15 kW 3 380 → 480 V 30.5 A 48 → 63Hz Pump & Fans -10 → +50 (No Derating) °C, +50 → +60 (Derating) °C 212.1mm 260mm ACS480 IP20 240mm - Modbus
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Mfr. Part No.ACS310-03E-02A6-4
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TWD9,705.00
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0.75 kW 3 400 V 2.6 A 0 → 500Hz - -10 → +50°C 70mm 239mm ACS310 IP20 161mm - ModBus
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Mfr. Part No.ACS310-01E-04A7-2
BrandABB
TWD6,786.00
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0.75 kW 1 230 V 4.7 A 0 → 500Hz - -10 → +50 °C 70mm 239mm ACS310 IP20 161mm - RS485 ModBus
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TWD92,937.00
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22 kW 3 380 → 480 V 48 A 48 → 63Hz Pump & Fans -10 → +50 (No Derating) °C, +50 → +60 (Derating) °C 212.1mm 260mm ACS480 IP20 240mm - Modbus
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TWD13,853.00
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BrandABB
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