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Looking for a reliable VFD manufacturer #189328
10/01/09 10:39 PM
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sparkyinak  Offline OP
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I like to keep things simple as practical up here. I have been trying to standarize equipment and components across my service area. I will likely be in the market for one and possibly more VFD's in the very near future and coming years. I am looking for a economical but a reliable line of VFD's. I do not anticipate needing all kinds of bells and whistles with them. I do not believe needing anything over 5 hp or even 3hp. Single phase, three phase, everything in between. They will be mainly for ventilation fans. Any recommendations? good experiece with any particular line of VFD's? Thanx


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Re: Looking for a reliable VFD manufacturer [Re: sparkyinak] #189329
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Last edited by electure; 10/02/09 10:42 AM. Reason: To fix link info
Re: Looking for a reliable VFD manufacturer [Re: WESTUPLACE] #189347
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wire twister  Offline
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I have used automation direct before, got severel of their VFDs running right now.

Re: Looking for a reliable VFD manufacturer [Re: wire twister] #189361
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I can not use them, they are made in China and the feds have the Buy America clause

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Re: Looking for a reliable VFD manufacturer [Re: sparkyinak] #189365
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I can't attest to their product's performance, but here is a made in the USA source at Drives Warehouse.

http://www.driveswarehouse.com/?man...fa8ed83fca&cPath=149_21&filter=1

Polyspede is their own product.

I've bought Hitachi VFDs from Drives Warehouse in the past, and they were extremely easy to work with.



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