FR-D700 vs FR-CS80 and why the FR-D700 is superior to FR-CS80.
We will be looking at two VFDs for this purposes – both of which are of the compact catagory. The intention is to provide factual clarity to aid in the decision making in the selection of these drives.
- FR-D700 is a level up from the FR-CS80 drive function wise (also the CS80 has limited I/O)
- FR-D700 is a more robust drive, can handle higher stress and temperature environments (50°C), whereas the CS80 drive is rated for 40°C environments
- FR-D700 has an official life-time expectancy of 10 years, and a FR-CS80 has an official life-time expectancy of 5 years.
By these points alone – the price difference is already justified in most cases.
So what about the FREQROL drive hierarchy? (if cost wasn’t a factor in the selection process)
Below a rating @ class comparison for the purpose of indicating power output ranges of the selected drives;
FR-D700 vs FR-CS82 vs FR-E700
In terms of current rating@class:
- FR-CS80 – 10A@200Vac1ph and 29.5A@400Vac3ph
- FR-D700 – 58A@200Vac3ph and 29.5A@400Vac3ph
- FR-E700 – 60A@200Vac3ph and 30A@400Vac3ph
Considerations to be taken in terms or repairs (Compact vs Modular)
FR-D700 vs FR-CS82 vs FR-E700 vs FR-F800 vs FR-A800
In terms of repairability:
- FR-CS80 – compact – not economically repairable. Requires to be replaced.
- FR-D700 – compact – not economically repairable. Requires to be replaced.
- FR-E700 – partially modular – certain components can be replaced.
- FR-F800 – fully modular – all parts can be replaced
- FR-A800 – fully modular – all parts can be replaced
It must be pointed that the FR-CS80 drive is by no means a bad drive – and is still an excellent drive for your buck.