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What is the recommended motor cable type to be used on variable speed drives?

Published date: 04 June 2020

Issue:
What is the motor cable type to be used on VFDs?

Product Line:
All Altivar ATV drives

Environment:
All 

Cause:
Wants to know can they use conventional motor cable or will need to use a cable rated for variable speed drives?

Resolution:
Output Cable Follow the guidelines below when selecting output cable:

• Cable type: the cable selected must have a low capacitance
phase-to-phase and phase-to-ground. Do not use mineral-impregnated
cable because it has a very high capacitance. Immersion of cables in
water increases capacitance. 

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