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Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Cable

Using the proper cable when connecting the VFD drive to the motor can significantly influence the reliability of a system. On the other hand, a generic motor supply cable can increase problems and lead to premature failure. Some of these problems include:

  • Harmonic Distortion
  • Corona Discharge
  • Power Distortion
  • Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
  • Transients
  • High Voltage Spikes
  • Standing Waves
  • In-rush Current

It is essential to select cable specifically designed for VFD systems. HWC offers high quality VFD cable – both braid and copper tape shielded options.

Shield 600V
Insulation Ground
Braid 16 to 4/0 Tinned copper XLPE 1 full-sized insulated PVC PVC
Copper Tape 14 to 4/0 Tinned copper Cross-linked, flexible, low dielectric constant compound rated 90°C 3 symmetrically placed tin-coated copper PVC

Ratings & Approvals (vary by construction)

  • 1000V UL Flexible Motor Supply Cable
  • 600V UL 1277 Type TC-ER per 2005 NEC Article 336
  • 90°C Temperature Rating
  • Class I & II, Division 2 and Zone 2 Hazardous Locations
  • UL1685 Vertical Tray Flame Test
  • IEEE 1202/383 Vertical Tray Flame Test at 70,000 BTU/hour
  • XHHW-2, RHW-2 Rated Circuit Conductors
  • UL Direct Burial
  • RoHS Compliant
  • CE Approved
  • Sunlight Resistant
  • Oil Resistant
  • MSHA

Belden VFD Specifications
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AmerCable VFD Specifications
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Belden Termination Guide
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