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Can I run multiple motors with one Altivar Process Drive?

Published date: 17 January 2020

Issue:
Wants to  run multiple motors with one Altivar AC Drive.

Product Line:
Altivar 61 drives

Environment:
All

Cause:
Customer needs to control multiple motors with one drive

Resolution:
Yes, any of the Altivar Process Drives can run multiple motors as long as the following criteria are met:
1. The drive's horsepower rating has to match or exceed the combined horsepower ratings of the connected motors
2. The total combined current draw of the motors cannot exceed the rated current output of the drive
3. There must be individual overload protection on each motor (no exception)  Altivar Drives are only capapble of protecting a single motor.

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