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How to Run a 3-Phase Machine with 1-Phase Power?

How to Run a 3-Phase Machine with 1-Phase Power?

Wait? I can derate a VFD to use single-phase input on my three-phase equipment? “I want to set up a small wood working shop in my home garage; I will need to run a planer and a dust collector on 3 phase 220 power.” “Looking to see if anything will work on my table saw...
Dart’s Truly “EZ-VFD®”!

Dart’s Truly “EZ-VFD®”!

2022 is the year of efficient, effective, streamlined designs! Dart has released their new EZ VFD®, finally offering a solution to customers who just want to “buy a drive that did not require an engineer to commission.”  Lately the trend for VFDs is to...
What are VFDs & Who Should Use Them?

What are VFDs & Who Should Use Them?

Let’s start with what variable frequency drives are for… Variable frequency drives are used for electronic speed control of AC induction motors. Simply put, a VFD adjusts your motor speed to closely match output requirements, which can lead to energy...
What does “VFD” mean?

What does “VFD” mean?

The world of motor control can be a confusing mess. With VFD commonly being interchanged with other terms such as inverter, adjustable speed drive, adjustable frequency drive, AC drive, and microdrive, we decided to clear some things up. In order to better understand...

Basic Sizing Guide for Generator Powered for 1-Ph VFDs

Variable frequency drive (VFD) motors Variable Frequency/Variable Speed Drives are considered non-linear loads, which are used to control the speed of induction motors, induce distortion in generator output voltage. Larger alternators are required to prevent...