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Custom AC Drive for a Boat Lift

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

Application: AC Drive for a Boat Lift

A boat lift is designed to store a boat out of the water when not in use and place it into the water when ready to be used.  Typical applications include private boats stored adjacent to lakes, rivers, or canals.  The system requires a Drive that can endure a harsh outdoor environment and contain inputs for limit switches.  The drive must also be capable of operating when wired to a GFCI circuit, must be simple to operate, and it must also contain Pass Code Protection.

KB Solution:

KB engineers selected model KBDA-27D with a custom Input/Output module.  The drive is housed in a NEMA 4X enclosure which makes it suitable for outdoor use.  It is rated for 1HP-3Ømotors and can operate from either a 115 or 230VAC line. 

Custom software was developed by KB which incorporated the specifications required for the application: 

  1. Dedicated input for high/low limit switches
  2. Tamper proof pass code system to prevent unauthorized use
  3. GFCI circuit operation
  4. Dedicated input for remote control operation

A custom front label was developed which included the customer’s logo and special functions. In addition, the drive is factory programmed for Ready to Use, “Out-of-the-Box”. Read more Case Studies on our website.

Can KB’s AC Drives operate with GFCI?

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

GFCI’s will trip when used with most AC Drives.  KB’s AC Drives contain special software to allow them to operate with GFCI circuits. This is a standard feature on our Digital AC Drives and optional, with factory programming, on all AC Hybrid Drives.


 



Where can I buy KB Electronics products?

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

KB designs and manufactures more than 200 control models to serve the fractional to 5HP market.  For standard controls, all sales must be processed through an authorized distributor.  You can find a local distributor by using the locator on our website. 

For OEM applications, KB will provide a custom control that is Ready to Use “Out-of-the-Box”.  Contact our Sales Department for custom drive requirements.



What is a Hybrid Drive™?

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

KB is the first manufacturer of variable frequency drives to apply the term “Hybrid Drive” to a segment of their AC drive line.

A hybrid, by definition, is the merging of two technologies. The drive merges the digital technology of the microprocessor with an easy to use analog interface.

Simple trimpot adjustments and selectable jumpers are used in lieu of complicated programming.

Hybrid Drives, unlike Digital Drives, require less set up time and are easy to install and operate. Learn more about our Hybrid Drive products.

 

KBAC Hybrid Drive


Ready-to-Use, "Out-of-the-Box" Custom Motor Drives

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

KB prides itself in being able to provide customization to any of our motor drive products, thereby allowing our customers to purchase a product specific to their manufacturing needs. Custom Drives for OEM's. nedd. 

 



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