How To Forward And Reverse An AC Motor With The SMV VFD

About This Video

This video covers how to run an AC motor in forward or reverse with the SMV Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). Out of the box the drive doesn’t come configured for this so you must change one parameter to make it work. Once it’s set you’ll be off and running.

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Let’s go down to this forward and reverse. It’s a probably the last thing we’re going to do here. See, [Parameter ]110 was actually [the] Start Method, so that wasn’t the right place. I was confused with Parameter 112, which is Rotation.

You gointomy Menu here. Parameter 112: change that to 1. Press Start. Here I am going forward.

Now, here’s the goofy thing about forward and reverse control in the SMV. If I press Reverse, notice it doesn’t do the “Error,” but there’s a little light here that’s actually flashing. While that is flashing, you have to press ENTER to confirm your change in direction. So, if I press Reverse again and then ENTER, it stops and goes in the opposite direction.Imagine that!

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