Franklin Electric SubDrive Utility Now Includes PSC & Surface Pump Functionality


Franklin Electric SubDrive Utility Variable Frequency Drive has been enhanced to include submersible permanent split capacitor (PSC) and surface pump functionality.

Franklin Electric SubDrive Utility Now Includes  PSC & Surface Pump Functionality

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The drive now turns a variety of conventional water pumping systems into constant pressure systems, including 2-wire submersible pumping systems ranging from 1/3 hp up to 1-1/2 hp, along with 115 V and 230 V single-phase 2-wire submersible PSC, above-ground booster, and jet pumps with overload current ratings from 4.6 A to 13.1 A. Current drives in the field can access this same functionality through a simple firmware update located in the Downloads section of the SubDrive Utility product page.

Designed with a conveniently compact footprint, SubDrive Utility features a sleek NEMA 3R enclosure rated for both indoor and outdoor use that provides a degree of protection against falling rain or sleet. It retrofits to most submersible pumping systems utilizing a Franklin Electric 2-wire motor, making the transition seamless for current systems.

SubDrive Utility was designed for efficiency, both related to cost and performance. Separate of the pump and motor, the drive makes troubleshooting and maintenance of the pumping system simple. In cases where the pump and/or motor requires replacement, it is fully functional with the new products, saving the hassle of added inventory and higher costs that come with other all-in-one submersible units. Standard mesh screens minimize intrusion of insects and other performance inhibiters while still allowing for optimal cooling of the drive. SubDrive Utility ships standard with a traditional SubDrive pressure sensor, but is also fully compatible with an analog pressure transducer to provide added contractor flexibility.

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