General Cable Unarmored and Armored VFD Drive Cables

Why are VFD Cables needed?

Many common problems in Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) systems can be fixed or their impact lessened by simply using a properly terminated VFD cable. VFD cables can help minimize a variety of system issues such as cable failure, drive over-voltage trips, premature motor or PLC failures.

With CVTC® VFD (XLPE/PVC) Type TC-ER unarmored and CCW® VFD (Continuously Corrugated Welded) Type MC-HL armored product lines, General Cable offers high-quality VFD cable solutions for factory automation, traditional power generation, refining and petrochemical, marine, specialty chemical and wastewater treatment applications.

General Cable VFD Drive Cables

CVTC® VFD (XLPE/PVC) Type TC-ER Unarmored Cables

  • May be customized to address the specific requirements of various VFD applications and to ensure reliable performance and protection of VFD equipment
  • Designed for use with AC motors controlled by pulse-width modulated inverters in VFD applications
  • Compressed stranding to reduce overall cable diameter
  • Dual copper tape shields provide maximum shield coverage required for Variable Frequency Drive applications
  • Symmetrically placed annealed bare copper grounding conductors in direct contact with shield
  • Designed to reduce the risk of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), which can lead to malfunction
  • Meets crush and impact requirements of Type MC cable
  • Permitted for use in Class I, Division 2 industrial hazardous locations per NEC

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CCW® VFD cables

CCW sets the standard in the refining industry with its design integrity for performance-demanding environments, and is a staple in offshore production platforms, refineries, LNG facilities and petrochemical processing mills.

  • Used in hazardous locations where cables are required to be impervious to gas, liquids and vapors
  • Terminated with explosion-proof glands to electrical equipment
  • Armored constructions suitable for installation in Class I, II, and III, Divisions 1 and 2; and Class I, Zones 1 and 2 hazardous locations per NEC articles 501, 502, 503 and 505
  • Additional Benefits of CCW® VFD Low- & Medium-Voltage Power Cable Continuously Corrugated Welded Armor:
    • Provides impervious barrier to moisture, gas and liquids
    • Provides EMI shielding performance
    • Factory assembled and tested for use as an economical, rugged and reliable alternative to cable in conduit wiring systems

General Cable VFD Drive Cables

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