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Tackle More Jobs with the Newest Generation of SubDrive Connect

05/31/2024

Franklin Electric’s SubDrive Connect variable frequency drives (VFDs) for constant pressure are renowned for helping groundwater professionals save time and reduce costs when installing and servicing submersible and above-ground jobs up to five horsepower.

Now, we’re launching the next generation of SubDrive Connect, complete with features that further enhance the overall installation and user experience.

 

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What’s New?

We’ve re-engineered key features to optimize SubDrive Connect to help tackle a broader range of jobs with enhanced versatility, backed by field-proven features for unmatched reliability.

  • Increased Dependability in Applications requiring Advanced Filtering: A new built-in input filter boosts performance and consistently mitigates interference with electronic devices in residential settings.*
  • Enhanced Versatility to Optimize Two-Wire Jobs with SubDrive20 and SubDrive30: From single-phase, two-wire submersible pumps to above-ground booster and jet pumps, the new SubDrive Connect now accommodates more water system possibilities while still delivering the same trusted, intuitive start-up experience.
  • Simple Installation Made Easier with Bluetooth Connectivity: The scannable QR code in each unit will help you quickly pair your SubDrive Connect with the FE Connect mobile app via Bluetooth. Be sure to download the latest mobile app version (v3.2.0) to support these enhancements.

These features will be available on units with software version 5.6.0 or manufactured with date code 24E and after April 2024. All product SKU numbers will remain the same for easy ordering.

Retrofitting Units in the Field? Here’s How:

*Advanced Filtering: Accessory Add-On

Homeowners today are using more LED lighting and smart home appliances than ever, and these products can be sensitive to the signals emitted by other active electronics, such as VFDs. While our newest SubDrive Connect units will now feature an enhanced built-in input filter to prevent signal interference, we’re also offering a Type 3R Indoor/Outdoor filter as an accessory add-on to installed SubDrive Connect units.

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Order based on your horsepower: 

 

Filter Item #

Horsepower Rating

For Use With

226115922

3HP / 23A

Up to SubDrive30

226115923

5HP / 36A

Up to SubDrive50

Please note that these new filters have been optimized to work effectively with SubDrive Connect models. Their electrical ratings cover SubDrive Utility applications; however, additional troubleshooting and/or filter accessories may be required to completely mitigate interference issues with SubDrive Utility installations.

 

How can we help?

Whether for new jobs or servicing an existing installation, Franklin Electric Support can help you get the best performance from your SubDrive Connect. Whether you need guidance on when to install a filter or have an application-specific question, reach out to your local Franklin Electric Sales Representative or Technical Support at 1-800-348-2420.

 

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