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Extend the Life of Your Motor with Southwire’s Armor-X Power Cables


Variable frequency drives (VFDs) save energy and extend the life of your motor. When installing a VFD there are considerations that need to be made before commissioning your system to maintain proper operation, prolong the life of your drive system and reduce electromagnetic interference. Armored cables are vital for VFD systems because of their output waveform and there are major differences between utility grid voltage in the output of an inverter. If you used unshielded cable on a VFD, you lessen the life of your drive and can cause unscheduled downtime for your plant. Southwire’s 600 Volt Type MC-HL Armor-X® power cables are a great solution for VFDs and your drive system solutions. If you need top-quality electrical properties, MC-HL Armor-X® cables are right for you. They are the right choice for all your VFD applications including wet and dry areas and where conduits, ducts, troughs, trays and direct burial are used. These cables can operate continuously at a conductor temperature that is not in excess of 194°F for normal operation in wet and dry locations, 266°F for emergency overload, 482°F for short circuit conditions and -58°F for cold bend. In compliance with NEC Article 501, 502 and 503, Southwire’s 600 Volt Type MC-HL Armor-X® power cables can be used in Class I, II and III, Division 1 and 2 hazardous locations per.