Regenerative Converter

Recycles energy and returns it to the power source.

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Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric Automation announces the release of the FR-XC Series Multi-functional Regenerative Converter, offering considerable energy savings and system cost reductions as supplemental hardware for Mitsubishi Electric’s FR Series of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).

Geared towards end users in crane and material handling applications, the regenerated energy from one VFD in a lift application is used by another VFD to drive other motors in the system.

The energy saving effect presented by the FR-XC Series results in less wiring, smaller enclosures, reduction in power supply capacity, and reduction in facility size by power factor improvements. Used as a replacement to the network of transistors and resistors used in dynamic braking, the FR-XC Series can be used in three different modes of regeneration: 

  • Dynamic braking regeneration
  • DC common bus regeneration
  • Harmonic mitigation (in DC common bus mode only)

These modes can be further combined with the FR-XCL, FR-XCB or FR-HAL Series stand-alone reactors, and have different restrictions and applications.

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