Article number 61537

  • Output power 18.5 kW
  • Output 3x230 VAC, 72 A
  • Input voltage 3x200-240 VAC
  • IP20
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General description

Article number 61537
Warranty 2 year


IP class IP20
Physical size Size 5
Measurements (H x W x D) 486 mm x 222 mm x 226 mm
Weight 16,9 kg
Typical power loss at rated power 0,02
Main switch No
Built in Main switch, control switch and potentiometer No
Conformal coated PCBs Yes, 3C2/3S2 conformal coated PCBs

Output ratings

Output voltage 3 x 230 VAC
Rated motor current 72 A
Overload capacity 150% for 60 seconds, 175% for 2,5 seconds
Motor power 18 kW
Output frequency 0 – 500Hz, 0.1Hz resolution
Built-in brake transistor Yes
Regenerative capacity 100 % ED

Input ratings

Supply voltage 200 – 240VAC ± 10%
Voltage fluctuations +/- 10%
Phase imbalance 3% maximum allowed
Displacement factor > 0.98
Supply frequency 48 – 62Hz
Power cycles 120 per hour maximum, evenly spaced

Control specification

Control modes V/F Voltage Vector, Energy Optimised V/F, Sensorless Vector Speed Control, Synchronous Reluctance Motor Control, Brushless DC Motor Control, Open Loop PM Vector Control
Current/torque limitation Current limitation
PWM frquency 4-32 kHz effective
Stopping mode Ramp to Stop: User Adjustable 0.1 – 600 seconds,Coast to Stop
Braking Motor Flux Braking
Skip frequency No
Analog setpoint control 0 to 10V, 10 to 0V, 0 to 20mA, 20 to 0mA, 4 to 20mA, 20 to 4mA
Digital setpoint control 4 fixed speeds, Motorised Potentiometer, Keypad, Modbus RTU, CANopen


Modbus RTU 9.6 - 115.2 kbps (8N1, 8N2, 8E1, 8O1)
Modbus TCP No
Ethernet IP No
EtherCat No
Profinet IO No
Profibus DP(DPV1) No
Device Net No
CC-Link No
CAN open Yes, 125 - 1000 kbps


Programmable display No
Multi language OLED display No
External OLED display Yes
LED display Yes


PID-control PI-control with sleep/wake up
Spin start Yes
Pump dry protection No
Pump prime and burst protection No
Stir function No
Motor pre-heat No
Broken impeller and broken belt detection No
Automatic cleaning for pumps No
Bypass control No
Fire mode Yes

Control terminals

Power supply 100 mA @ 24 VDC, 10 mA @ 10 VDC
Inputs 4 in total, 2 Digital, 2 Analog or Digital, selectable
Digital inputs 8-30 V DC, PNP, Response time: < 4 msec, Internal or external supply
Analog inputs Resolution:12 bit, Response time: <4 msec; Accuracy: <± 2% of full scale, Adjustable scaling
Outputs 2 total, 1 relay, 1 analog or digital
Digital transistor outputs 24VDC/20 mA, Internal supply
Relay outputs Maximum Voltage: 250 VAC, 30 VDC Switching Current Capacity: 6A AC, 5A DC
Analog outputs 0 to 10 V, 10 to 0 V, 0 to 20mA, 20 to 0mA, 4 to 20mA, 20 to 4mA
Safety inputs No
Extra IOs No

Control features

Speed control Master/slave Slave
Modbus master functionality No
Advanced hoist control No
Built-in PLC No

Standard compliances

Low voltage directive 2014/35/EU
EMC directive 2014/30/EU Cat C1 according to EN61800-3:2004
Conformance CE, UL
Machine directive 2006/42/EC
Marine approvals No
Safe torque OFF No
Restriction of hazardous substances RoHS2
Registration evaluation and authorisation of chemicals Reach
Earth leakage current EN 61800-5-1: 2007. Test techniques EN 60990:2000. 1x230 VA < 2,5 mA, 3x400VAC < 4,65 during runing
DC Bus discharge time EN 61800-5-1:2007
Electrostatic discharge EN 61800-3:2004+A1-2012. Test techniques EN 61000-4-2:2009.
Dielectric strength 61800-5-1: 2007
Surge EN 61800-3: 2004+A1-2012. Test techniques EN 61000-4-5:2006.
Electrical fast transient burst EN 61800-3: 2004+A1-2012. Test techniques EN 61000-4-4:2004.

Ambient conditions

Temperature operation -20 to 50 °C
Humidity 95% max, non-condensing


Fault memory Last 4 Trips stored with time stamp
Data logging Logging of data prior to trip, Current, Temperature, DC Bus Voltage
Maintenence indicator No
Monitoring Hours Run Meter, kWh/MWh meter



File name Date
Alarm code running single phase motor with 3-phase output BFI 2022-10-05 14:15:33
BFI - Clarifications of BFI SmartStick options 2024-03-22 12:09:19
Problems with EMC noise 2023-06-21 13:41:56
BFI cable connectors of fork type 2023-06-21 10:33:56
24 VAC connected to terminal 1 will damaged the drive 2022-09-26 15:29:00
BFI - Radiated and conducted emissions 2024-03-22 13:14:05
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​​Application note BFI-E3, Using The Display Scaling Function 2023-01-26 14:31:05
​​Application note BFI-E3, Using Standby Mode 2023-01-26 14:31:05
​Application note BFI-E3, Setting the Required Stopping Mode 2023-01-26 14:31:04
​​Application note BFI-E3, Selecting the Start - Restart Mode 2023-01-26 14:31:04
​​Application note BFI-E3, Programming the Drive User Relays 2023-01-26 14:31:04
Application Note BFI-E3, PI Closed Loop feedback 2023-01-26 14:31:51
​​Application note BFI-E3, Additional relay output option modules 2023-01-26 14:31:05
Overvoltage levels 2022-10-05 14:12:58
Modbus TCP gateway OPT-3-MTPEG-BFI - Reset IP address to default 2023-06-21 10:24:55
Default network settings OPT-3-MTPEG-BFI and BFI-E3-MTP 2024-01-16 11:19:54
Control of Realy output and Analog/Digital output by Modbus RTU or CAN open 2022-10-05 15:05:18
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Single phase motors run by BFI-E3/H3/P2 2022-10-05 14:14:55
Thermal protection inside motor connected to BFI-E3/P2/H3 2022-09-26 15:29:02
CanOpen and Modbus RTU simultaneosly 2024-06-20 09:57:20
BFI Tools wants to Update in Windows 10 2023-09-21 14:56:42
BFI reset to factory default settings 2024-07-04 09:35:27

Configuration files

File name Date
Configuration files CanOpen (eds) for BFI-P2 and BFI-E3. 2023-10-30 11:02:03


File name Date
BFI Tools - Configuration software for frequency inverters 2024-03-28 15:56:09
BFI Tools Mobile 2022-10-05 15:03:39


File name Date
Brochure General Purpose Inverter BFI-E3 (English) 2024-02-26 11:00:52
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