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KB Electronics, Inc. expands its NEMA 4X / IP65 Hybrid™ Drive*line to 10HP by introducing its new KBAC series models Rated 5HP @ 230 VAC and 10HP @ 460 VAC.

KB Electronics, Inc. Manufacturer of AC Drives, DC Drives & Variable Speed Controls


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 KB Electronics, Inc.                                                                 

12095 N.W. 39th Street                                                              

Coral Springs, FL 33065

Tel: 954-346-4900 x 1532

Email: info@kbelectronics.net

KB Electronics, Inc. expands its NEMA 4X / IP65 Hybrid™ Drive*line to 10HP by introducing its new KBAC series models Rated 5HP @ 230 VAC and 10HP @ 460 VAC.

Coral Springs, FL- March 9, 2016- KB Electronics, Inc. of Coral Springs, FL,  a manufacturer of AC and DC drives expands its NEMA 4X drive offering with new KBAC Hybrid models rated 5HP @ 230 VAC and 10HP @ 460 VAC.

Model KBAC-217 is rated 5HP and operates from a 230 VAC line. Model KBAC-416 is rated 10HP and operates from a 460 VAC line.  The drives are housed in a rugged NEMA 4X / IP65 die-cast aluminum enclosure with a hinged cover.  They are washdown and watertight for indoor and outdoor use.

S-suffix models (e.g. KBAC-217S) contain a factory installed On/Off AC Line Switch.  The switch is equipped with a mechanical interlock that prevents the drive cover from being opened unless the switch is set to the OFF ("O") position.  The switch also contains a safety lockout feature that can be used with a padlock which prevents the drive from being turned on while the related equipment is being serviced. 

AC Line Filter (Available for all Models)

Provides Class "A" RFI (EMI) suppression.  Complies with CE Council Directive 89/336/EEC Industrial Standard.  Add suffix "F" to any drive model.

“We are pleased to expand our product line of motor controls up to 10HP”. “This new model series of KBAC drives, in addition to a full line of accessories, will expand our market share and is a great addition to our product line.” –


  • Forward-Stop-Reverse Switch (Part No. 8888): Provides motor reversing and stop functions.
  • Run-Stop-Jog Switch (Part No. 8889): Selects speed setting from either the Main Speed Potentiometer or the JOG Trimpot.
  • Signal Isolator (Part No. 8890): Provides isolation between a non-isolated signal source and the drive.
  • Auto/Manual Switch (Part No. 8891): When used with the Signal Isolator, it selects the remote process signal or the Main Speed Potentiometer.
  • Liquidtight Fittings (Part No. 8892): Provides a liquidtight seal for wiring the drive.  Kit includes necessary liquidtight fittings.

* Note: A Hybrid Drive is a Digital Drive with an analog interface.

About KB Electronics, Inc.

Since 1967, KB Electronics, Inc. has dedicated itself to manufacturing motor speed controls.  KB designs and builds over 200 motor speed control models in the United States to serve the fractional to 10 horsepower market. KB’s distribution includes over 800 distributor locations in over 30 countries. KB prides itself in being able to provide customization to any of their motor drive products, thereby allowing their customers to purchase a product specific to their application. For more information on KB Electronics, Inc. – A Nidec Company - please visit www.kbelectronics.com.

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