Danfoss VLT® Midi Drive FC 280

Flexible and Efficient Motor Control.

Access your real high-efficiency potential with the VLT® Midi-Drive FC 280, the evolution of the popular VLT® 2800 drive. Profit from new savings, with a wide range of features designed to make installing, using, and maintaining the drive as simple and as easy as possible.

The VLT® Midi-Drive FC 280 delivers flexible and efficient motor control for use in a wide variety of automation and machine building applications in the food and beverage, material handling and processing industries.

This medium-power-range drive is strong on control performance and functional safety and offers flexible Fieldbus communication. Space requirements and costs can be reduced thanks to its compact design and integrated functionality such as DC chokes, RFI filters, Safe Torque Off (STO) and brake choppers.



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    Easy Connectivity For convenient PC connection during commissioning or service, use the integrated USB port -
    Supply Voltages and Power Range: - -
    1 x 200-240 V...0.37-2.2 kW -
    3 x 200-240 V...0.37-3.7 kW -
    3 x 380-480 V...0.37-22 kW -
    Supply Frequency 50/60 Hz -
    Displacement Power Factor (cosΦ ) Near unity (>0.98) -
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    Output Data (U,V,W) - -
    Output voltage 0-100% of supply voltage
    Switching on output Unlimited
    Frequency range 0-500 Hz
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    Pulse and Encoder Inputs - -
    Pulse inputs / encoder inputs 2 / 2 (Two digital inputs can be configured as pulse inputs. One pair of inputs can be configured as encoder inputs)
    Voltage level 0-24Vdc
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    Programmable Analog Inputs - -
    Analog inputs 2 / 2
    Modes 1 voltage or current / 1 voltage or DI
    Voltage level 0 V to +10V (scaleable)
    Current level 0/4 to 20 mA (scaleable)
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    Programmable Relay Outputs 1 -


    Operates up to 45° C without derating -


    Features and Benefits: - -
    Easy and fast installation and set-up -
    Cost savings thanks to integrated functionality  -
    No need for extra cooling equipment or to oversize the drive as it is designed to operate at 45–50°C ambient temperature at full load and 55°C with derating -
    Power supply quality improved and DC capacitor lifetime extended due to integrated DC choke -
    Panel space savings thanks to compact design -


    Communicate Using Your Choice of Process Automation Protocols: - -
    PROFINET with dual port -
    POWERLINK with dual port -
    Ethernet/IP™ with dual port -
    CAN-Open -
    Modbus RTU and FC Protocol are integrated as standard -


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