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VFD: Installing Cable That Powers & Protects

Posted by TPC Team on December 20, 2017


The Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) market is positioned for growth with some reports predicting a market value greater than $20 billion by 2021. What's driving this growth? Advantages to using VFD such as tighter process control and cost savings achieved through improved efficiency, reduced energy usage, and decreased maintenance. While controllers and motors combine as the two primary components to VFD, there is one additional component that is often overlooked and yet it is key to achieving the above-outlined benefits: the cable. 

While certainly required to deliver power from the VFD to the motor, the cable's role in protecting VFD equipment from damage is of much greater significance and yet it is let understood. To gain clarity, read our newest white paper, which aims to:

  1. Provide a foundation of knowledge on VFD
  2. Address the challenges typically associated with VFD
  3. Explain the role VFD cable plays in overcoming challenges
  4. Highlight points to consider when selecting VFD cable 

Read the White Paper


Choosing and installing cable specifically designed for variable frequency drives mitigates the electrical noise challenges associated with VFD systems. Like insurance, using VFD cable protects your investment in equipment. When ready to explore product solutions, visit our Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Cables page to browse TPC's selection. You can also contact us online or call 800-211-4520 to discuss your specific VFD application challenges.


Topics: Maintenance, Wire and Cable Tips, Products, Direct Current, Alternating Current, Variable Frequency Drive, VFD

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