Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Cables
Variable-frequency drive systems inherently expose their output cables to harsh operating conditions via high voltage spikes, amplified noise levels including electromagnetic and radio frequency interference, and challenging environmental conditions. Historically continuously corrugated welded armor cable, single-conductor lead wire installed in conduit, or unshielded tray cables have been used as the known methods to route power from AC drive systems to AC motors. These old technology cables do not possess the advanced shielding, insulation compound & thickness, or grounding systems that have been specifically engineered to provide a proven solution for motor-to-drive connections.
A variety of constructions and voltages are available including 600V, 2KV, 2KV armored & sheathed, and 8KV and 15KV medium voltage armored & sheathed. Grounding systems are offered in full conductor size, 3 symmetrical bare, and 3 symmetrical insulated. Shielding options include copper tape shield, tinned copper braid + poly aluminum tape, and tinned copper armor + aluminum poly tape. Whether onshore or offshore, in a refinery or on a platform, HWC has the right VFD power cable for your application.
Need Assistance finding your right VFD cable? Review our VFD Selection Guide to find your physical and rating need.
Properly designing, selecting, and installing the right VFD-motor cabling:
- Increases Reliability
- Improves Safety
- Reduces Maintenance
Houston Wire & Cable Company is the industry’s premier distributor of VFD cabling offering options in the following constructions: