Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems
VFD Cables support large horsepower motors.
Press Release Summary:
July 2, 2012 - Available in 250 MCM, 350 MCM, and 500 MCM sizes, Variable Frequency Drive Cables support installations of up to 250 hp motors at 460 V. Units are designed with symmetric bare grounds, dual copper tape shield, XLP insulation, and industrial-grade PVC jackets. For max safety, cables help protect system against damage from reflected wave voltages and capacitively coupled current. VFD cables are rated for use in exposed-run cable trays, direct burial, and wet or dry conditions.
Original Press Release
Belden Introduces MCM VFD Cables to Support Large Horsepower Motors
Press release date: June 19, 2012
VFDs reduce facility energy consumption and thus operating costs; however, VFDs can be a significant source of noise, most particularly electromagnetic interface (EMI), in a facility. In addition, VFDs are usually operated in close proximity to sensitive instruments, critical networks and safety systems. Proper cable selection from cables specifically designed to connect to VFDs can mitigate adverse effects on nearby cable systems and reduce the likelihood of cable or motor failure. Belden's MCM VFD cables are designed to provide superior common mode current protection. They help protect a system against damage from reflected wave voltages and capacitively coupled current for maximum safety and reliability. Design features of Belden MCM VFD cables include symmetric bare grounds, dual copper tape shield, enhanced XLP insulation, industrial-grade PVC jackets for longer life and a TC-ER (Exposed Run) rating that allows cable to run from cable tray to point of utilization per the NEC to reduce the need for additional support or protection. Ratings
Belden's MCM VFD cable carries the following ratings: 2000V UL 1277 Type TC-ER per 2005 NEC Article 336, 1000V CSA TC C22.2 No 230, 90°C wet/dry, Class I & II, Div. 2 hazardous locations, UL 1685 vertical tray flame test, FT4, IEEE 1202 vertical tray flame test at 70,000 BTU/hour. The cable is rated UL direct burial, oil and sunlight resistant, RoHS compliant and CE approved. Part of a Large Family of Belden VFD Cables
Belden offers a wide range of VFD cable gauges, giving drive manufacturers the most options possible for specifying the appropriate sizes for their specific applications. For more information on MCM VFD cables, see Belden's Product Bulletin #368, visit www.Belden.com, or call 1-800-BELDEN-1 (1-800-235-3361). About Belden
St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 6,800 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics, and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit www.Belden.com. For more information, contact:
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