VFD Cables: Enhance System Performance and Safety

Free Webinar: Available On Demand

Parallel application of variable frequency drive (VFD) cables 1/0 and larger is not only permitted under the National Electrical Code (NEC), but also offers significant installation, cost and performance advantages. This presentation covers NEC requirements and application considerations and will help attendees select cables for an optimal VFD cable installation.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn how to select parallel conductor solutions for high HP drive systems.
  • Demonstrate the copper savings with higher ampacity per circular mil area (CMA).
  • Illustrate the applicable code sections for drive cable sizing.

Peter Cox, P.Eng.

Director, Global Industrial Projects

Peter Cox brings 31 years of experience in the industrial automation and process control fields to his role as director of industrial projects for Belden's industrial cable business. His experience with variable frequency drive (VFD) systems goes back to 1988, when he participated in the test of the first VFD cables developed with a major drive manufacturer. With a background in engineering, sales and project management, and a degree in mechanical engineering, Peter's VFD cabling recommendations are both practical and sound.

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.

Peter Cox, P.Eng.

Director, Global Industrial Projects

Peter Cox brings 31 years of experience in the industrial automation and process control fields to his role as director of industrial projects for Belden's industrial cable business. His experience with variable frequency drive (VFD) systems goes back to 1988, when he participated in the test of the first VFD cables developed with a major drive manufacturer. With a background in engineering, sales and project management, and a degree in mechanical engineering, Peter's VFD cabling recommendations are both practical and sound.

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.