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How do I program the ATV212 drive for a 4-20mA speed reference?

Published date: 01 June 2020

ATV212 drive programming for a 4-20mA speed reference.

Product Line:
ATV212, Altivar 212


Default setup for the ATV212 is a 0-10V speed reference on VIA.

  • The ATV212 drive comes with FMOd = 1 (VIA reference). Confirm this setting is correct in the drive.
  • Change parameter F201 to 20 (VIA speed reference level 1, factory default is 0). Setting F201 to 20 tells the drive to scale for 4-20mA instead of 0-20mA.
  • On the control board of the drive, find the dip switch SW100 (above the VIA and VIB terminals), then slide the VIA dip switch over to " I " for current.
  • Check the connection 4-20mA signal going to terminals VIA (input) and CC (common).

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