Creating New Opportunities with Single-phase Power

Dec 18, 2017

Waukegan, IL.  The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is pleased to introduce the Single Phase Converter (SPC) which converts single-phase power to DC power for use by Yaskawa’s variable frequency drives. The SPC is the solution for the most significant problems facing business owners that power medium-sized motors in rural areas. They can be faced with high costs to run three-phase power, limited single-phase motor options, and a wide range of quality issues.

The Single Phase Converter’s active power regulator ensures minimal stress on the power grid, boasting less than 10% current distortion and 0.99 power factor at rated load. Combining a low harmonic solution with a soft starting variable frequency drive typically allows the opportunity to downsize transformers and decrease installation costs. The SPC utilizes the same components found in a variable frequency drive, which significantly reduces maintenance time and expenses.

Enabling rural applications such as agriculture, lumber mills, and oil & gas pumping to utilize three-phase variable speed control offer a host of new possibilities to their businesses. Three-phase motors are typically more efficient than their single-phase counterparts and more readily available. Adding variable speed control of three-phase motors offers a host of advantages: improved process control and quality, minimized energy consumption, and reduced maintenance.

Jason Wellnitz, the product manager for Yaskawa’s Single Phase Converter and pump drives, had this to say, “We are proud to continue with Yaskawa’s history of introducing innovative products to motor control applications.  We listened to our customers and hope we delivered on their needs.” The SPC is available in 240 VAC models from 20 to 40HP and 480 VAC models from 30 to 60HP.

To learn more about the Single Phase Converter, please visit the product page on or contact your local Yaskawa representative.

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