Can I Use An SMV Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) On A Single Phase Motor?

About This Video

This video answers a very commonly asked question from callers. Many people wonder if it’s possible to use a variable frequency drive with a three phase output on a single phase motor. This video tells you whether it can be done on the SMV or not.

Now I’ve had this question asked a number of times before: Can I use a single-phase motor on a variable frequency drive?

Not on any of these. These are all for three-phase motors only. This is something very important to take into consideration when you’re sizing it.

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