About multiple uses of VFD drive of solar pump

kcbibek310 Registered Users Posts: 21 ✭✭
I am thinking of using VFD of a solar pump for other purposes when the pump is not working. I am thinking of using it in a thresher. Is this possible to do so with the same pump controller/inverter? If possible then how can we do so and what is the perfect controller for such purposes?


  • mike95490
    mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    VFD's are made for specific motors.  If your thresher has the same motor as the pump (doubtful) it would work.
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  • peakbagger
    peakbagger Solar Expert Posts: 341 ✭✭✭

    Long ago on an industrial drive application I needed to do a proof of concept system where I wanted to drive two different horsepower motors from the same drive. This was an industrial VF drive with a removable HIM module. The drive had no problem driving a much smaller motor but the settings had to be reprogramed for the smaller motor. The solution was get a spare HIM module and program it for the smaller motor. When the motors got swapped, we would swap the HIM.