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    Default Powtran PI150 VFD Parameters for remote

    Hi all,

    Iím setting up a remote allowing me to start and stop my motor remotely, without having to use the VFD keyboard.

    The VFD is a Powtran PI150.

    For reference the manual may be found at https://www.powtran.com/upload/20201...1754258451.pdf

    Looking at the different values I can set F1.00-F1.04 (digital inputs) to:
    - 36 (park) stops the motor as expected.
    - 1 (Forward run) is not available for selection (cycling the codes goes 0,2,3,4... any ideas?
    - 2 (Reverse run) works, but only as long as the corresponding DI is pulled low. So I canít run the VFD running with a momentary switch.

    I see my options as follows:
    - Someone points out a command which will start the VFD with a momentary switch.
    - Use code 2 (reverse run), with a latching circuit, and wire the motor to run in reverse so that it runs in reverse, in reverse (seems daft, but will work)
    - Figure out why code 1 (forward run) is not available, rectify and use a latching circuit.

    Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.
    Lance

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    Ahh, I have progressed a little.

    I think what I want is three-wire control. Now trying to figure out how it is setup on the Powtran.

    Any previous experience is welcome.
    Lance

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    PM NCarcher (Tony), he will be able to advise you. You can use the panel remotely with a CAT cable if you wish.

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    Chris, not with the PI150. The control panel is not removable.
    Lance

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    Ok, I got it all figured out.

    Code 01 can only be set on DI1.

    F1.10 needs to be set to 2 (three wire type 1).
    F1.00 set to 1 (forward run)
    F1.01 set to 3 (three wire control)

    NO start button connected to DI1.
    NC stop button connected to DI2.
    Lance

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceC View Post
    Ok, I got it all figured out.

    Code 01 can only be set on DI1.

    F1.10 needs to be set to 2 (three wire type 1).
    F1.00 set to 1 (forward run)
    F1.01 set to 3 (three wire control)

    NO start button connected to DI1.
    NC stop button connected to DI2.
    Same as on the PI160

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    Same as on the PI160
    I ended up finding the info in their PI500 manual. Itís a pity they donít add it to all their manuals, unless this is just so basic everyone is expected to already know.

    None the less, a pull down resistor and harnessing the 10 V line allowed me to convert my NO stop switch to act as NC.
    Lance

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