Lenze’s i500 is a fantastic VFD. It’s a well thought out package. The star is the firmware making this drive outperform the competition. It provides tighter speed and torque regulation and more torque per amp. That’s not all it has going for it. Here are some other solid features:

  • Up to a 15 HP drive fits into a 6” deep cabinet
  • Inputs can be programmed for multiple tasks which allows for less wires to be connected
  • STO is an option and can be added in the field (i550 series only)
  • Drive can be programmed without connecting power using optional USB module
  • EASY Starter programming software is intuitive and comprehensive


Note: Easy Starter has been updated since this video but it is very similar – just a little better.