Danfoss VFD "Common" Start/Stop

Hi-  Recently a colleague asked about "common" start/stop for VFDs that have the integral bypass--  Basically, the drives come wired with the ability for a single start/stop signal to start the motor when the SELECTOR SWITCH IS IN EITHER DRIVE MODE OR BYPASS!

The reason that you would want common s/s--> It allows the operator to select bypass and the motor will NOT take off at full speed, without dampers/valves etc being positioned in the correct place.  Motors running at full speed when the system isn't ready have the bad effect of blowing out ductwork and dampers.   When selector switch is in bypass you MUST also have a s/s from the EMCS as a backup to make sure the system is ready to start.

The reason that you DON'T want common s/s-->  You want operators to be able to select bypass in an emergency, and want the motor to run immediately without any other control signals required.

Below is a picture showing the examples, as well as a section from the manual on how to change it-- WARNING- the manual excerpt says that you should cap off the "red" wire after jumping X55 3/4, that Danfoss wiring is probably blue from the factory.  See the final picture for how it should look in the panel.

 Common START/STOB ENABLED

Common START/STOB ENABLED

 COMMON START/STOP DISABLED

COMMON START/STOP DISABLED

manual common ss.jpg
 BLUE DANFOSS WIRE FORMERLY CONNECTED TO TERMINAL 18, WIRE NUTTED OFF WITH CONTROLS SS NOW ON 12/18.

BLUE DANFOSS WIRE FORMERLY CONNECTED TO TERMINAL 18, WIRE NUTTED OFF WITH CONTROLS SS NOW ON 12/18.