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Issued by: Mitsubishi Electric Automation Document issue, Date : A, November 2004 Produced by : - VFD Marketing 500 Corporate

Woods Parkway Vernon Hills IL60061 Author: CJ Cusick

Product Bulletin
Rating System for F700 VFDs Introduction
The introduction of the F700 saw two big changes in the Mitsubishi VFD rating system. Change from kW / HP rating to ratings in Amperes Change in current overload ratings

Ampere Rating
Previous generations of drives have used a nominal Horsepower / kW rating based on the expected full load currents of standard 4 pole induction motors, according to NEC code data. The F700 part number is based on output current and makes no reference to kW or HP Example for a 240V drive, rated at 25 HP / 18.5 kW :-

F500 (Previous generation) part number : FR-F520-18.5K-NA F700 Equivalent part number : FR-F720-00770-NA

00770 gives the output current of the drive to 1 decimal place (in this case, 77.0 Amps). The F700 brochure and pocket selection guides contain the necessary information, either to size the drive for a given motor based on rated current, or to make a direct conversion from F500 to F700 part numbers.

Break Down of Part Number

FR-F7*0-*****-NA Examples
FR-F720-00077-NA 240 Volt Type, Output Current 7.7A FR-F740-00930-NA - 480 Volt Type, Output Current 93.0A

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F700 Rating System

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Issued by: Mitsubishi Electric Automation Document issue, Date : A, November 2004 Produced by : - VFD Marketing 500 Corporate Woods Parkway Vernon Hills IL60061 Author: CJ Cusick

Product Bulletin
Overload Current Ratings
Until the introduction of the F700 VFD, Mitsubishi inverters current overload ratings were based on one of two systems : For drives intended mainly for Constant Torque applications, (e.g. S500, E500, A500..) 150% current overload for 60 seconds, 200% for 0.5 seconds

For drives intended mainly for light loads, or Variable Torque pump and fan applications (e.g. A100E, F500..) 120% current overload for 60 seconds, 150% for 0.5 seconds.

Also, the overload levels of the drive have always been determined based on the assumption that the drive will have to operate at ambient temperatures up to 50 C.

LD and SLD Ratings


The F700 VFD overload rating is different to previous drives and has two official duties : LD = Light Duty : 120% for 60 seconds, 150% for 3 seconds. SLD = Super-Light Duty : 110% for 60 seconds, 120% for 3 seconds.

The LD rating of the drive assumes an operating temperature of 50 C as before, but the SLD rating assumes the ambient temperature will be no higher than 40 C.

Why Change the System ?


Rating the drive in Amps is more useful since there can be big variations in the full-load currents of different motor types, even though they may have the same HP or kW rating. The LD ratings still give a direct comparison with the F500 / L inverters if necessary (in fact the LD rating of F700 is slightly higher 150% for 3 secs as opposed to 0.5 secs). Using the SLD ratings allows the F700 drive to develop a higher continuous output current and so to offer a more cost effective solution for most pumps and fans. The SLD system is a more accurate way for customers to compare F700 with competitor products. As the F700 drive is also suitable for use outside an enclosure (up to frame size H see brochure) , a 40 C ambient temperature is more often achievable, making the SLD system more viable.

Notes

The F700 drive part number is based on SLD rated current. This rating is recommended for most pump and fan duty applications. Both LD and SLD ratings assume the switching frequency is no more than 2 kHz. If a higher switching frequency is used , the drive will change the setting if the load increases.

The drive is pre-set for SLD operation. To change it to LD operation, Set Pr 570 to 1.

Title:

F700 Rating System

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