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Leakage Current (>3,5ma); Grounding Using Shielded Cable; Motor Connection - GE AF-650 GP Operating Instructions Manual

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Use the clamps provided with on the equipment
for proper ground connections
Do not ground one drive to another in a "daisy
chain" fashion
Keep the ground wire connections as short as
Use of high-strand wire to reduce electrical noise
is recommended
Follow motor manufacturer wiring requirements Leakage Current (>3,5mA)
Follow national and local codes regarding protective
earthing of equipment with a leakage current > 3,5mA.
Drive technology implies high frequency switching at high
power. This will generate a leakage current in the earth
connection. A fault current in the drive at the output
power terminals might contain a DC component which can
charge the filter capacitors and cause a transient earth
current. The earth leakage current depends on various
system configurations including RFI filtering, screened
motor cables, and drive power.
EN/IEC61800-5-1 (Power Drive System Product Standard)
requires special care if the leakage current exceeds 3,5mA.
Earth grounding must be reinforced in one of the
following ways:
Earth ground wire of at least 10mm
Two separate earth ground wires both complying
with the dimensioning rules
See EN 60364-5-54 § 543.7 for further information.
Using RCDs
Where residual current devices (RCDs), also known as earth
leakage circuit breakers (ELCBs), are used, comply with the
Use RCDs of type B only which are capable of
detecting AC and DC currents
Use RCDs with an inrush delay to prevent faults
due to transient earth currents
Dimension RCDs according to the system configu-
ration and environmental considerations
AF-650 GP Operating Instructions Grounding Using Shielded Cable

Earthing (grounding) clamps are provided for motor wiring
(see Illustration 2.6).
Illustration 2.6 Grounding with Shielded Cable

2.4.3 Motor Connection

Run output motor cables from multiple frequency
converters separately. Induced voltage from output motor
cables run together can charge equipment capacitors even
with the equipment turned off and locked out. Failure to
run output motor cables separately could result in death
or serious injury.
For maximum wire sizes see 10.1 Power-dependent
Comply with local and national electrical codes
for cable sizes
Motor wiring knockouts or access panels are
provided at the base of IP21 and higher (Nema 1,
12, and 4/4X Indoor) units
Do not install power factor correction capacitors
between the frequency converter and the motor
Do not wire a starting or pole-changing device
between the frequency converter and the motor
Connect the 3-phase motor wiring to terminals
96 (U), 97 (V), and 98 (W)
Ground the cable in accordance with grounding
instructions provided
Torque terminals in accordance with the
information provided in 10.4.1 Connection
Tightening Torques


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