VACON® 3000

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Individually tailored to meet the toughest MV requirements

Heavy duty industries face some of the most complex and competitive engineering environments on the planet. Your industry and your applications demand adaptability in medium-voltage drives, where reliability, robustness, space and weight are crucial – and downtime is a disaster.

The VACON® 3000 is the only medium-voltage drive (MV drive) available, which accommodates flexible arrangements, straightforward system integration and easy maintenance.

The modular advantage

This range of modular medium-voltage (MV) drives empowers systems integrators and OEMs, delivering a whole new approach to attaining the ultimate in performance, exactly tailored to the needs of each application.


Danfoss Drives works with selected, qualified partners to push the boundaries of the medium-voltage drives market to deliver something you have never seen before.

This means that when owning or running a system with medium-voltage drives installed, you can discuss your needs in depth with our Medium Voltage Partners, to define a design encompassing the ultimate and exact characteristics you expect of an MV drive.

Supply voltages and power range

Continuous rating (variable torque)

  • 3300 V….2430-7030 kVA
  • 4160 V….2450-7060 kVA

Low overload 110% (constant torque)

  • 3300 V….2210-6390 kVA
  • 4160 V….2230-6420 kVA

High overload 150% (constant torque)

  • 3300 V….1620-4680 kVA
  • 4160 V….1630-4060 kVA

Features and benefits

Modular concept

Facilitates flexible, compact solutions for space-sensitive applications

Simplified pre-charge unit design

Get a fast, safe power up, over and over again

Needs no pre-charging resistors, and limits the inrush current

Flexible front end configuration options

Diode Front End (DFE) based 12-pulse configuration

Other variants available on request including dynamic brake chopper unit

Active Front End (AFE) option for regenerative braking and low harmonics

Easy to operate, with the familiar VACON® interface and Ethernet connectivity.

Simple to build in

Integrated filters and chokes for fewer components

Single-phase modules with grounded heatsink simplify service

Compact and robust, liquid-cooled modules


The VACON® 3000 portfolio is continually expanding. For detailed technical data and product availability, please contact your local Danfoss medium-voltage specialist.

The Danfoss Drives Medium Voltage Partner (MVP) Program provides the necessary tools, training and support you need to create your own dedicated medium-voltage drives offering for your customers.

We supply you with the medium-voltage drives modules, engineering support and documentation, while you engineer and assemble the cabinets to suit the most demanding requirements of your customers.

Read more about Medium Voltage Partner Program


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Fact sheet Boost your toughest applications with a unique modular approach English Multiple 27 Apr, 2023 3.9 MB .pdf
Brochure Create definite-purpose MV solutions English Multiple 19 Nov, 2021 11.0 MB .pdf
Brochure Danfoss Drives Fieldbus Solutions English Multiple 12 Nov, 2021 7.7 MB .pdf
Brochure Engineering - Chemical & Pharma English Multiple 18 May, 2022 37.7 MB .pdf
Fact sheet Fact sheet | VACON® 3000 Enclosed Drive English Multiple 31 Mar, 2023 3.7 MB .pdf
Case story IHC Scheldt River | English English Multiple 22 Mar, 2023 4.0 MB .pdf
Brochure Product Overview English Multiple 16 Mar, 2023 9.8 MB .pdf
Case story Royal IHC Magdalen | English English Multiple 22 Mar, 2023 3.4 MB .pdf
Brochure This is major league The new era of modular mediumvoltage drives begins now English Multiple 19 Nov, 2021 12.6 MB .pdf
Brochure Transform your toughest applications with a unique modular approach English Multiple 19 Nov, 2021 44.2 MB .pdf
Application guide VACON_3000_Concept_Paper English Multiple 15 Oct, 2021 3.8 MB .pdf
Application guide VACON-3000-DPD01822B English Multiple 09 Oct, 2023 8.1 MB .pdf
Operating guide VACON® 3000 Drive Kit English Multiple 25 Oct, 2023 15.6 MB .pdf
White paper VACON® 3000 Drive Kit | Transform your toughest applications – an introduction to modularity English Multiple 08 May, 2023 7.8 MB .pdf
Operating guide VACON® 3000 Enclosed Drive English Multiple 25 Oct, 2023 15.8 MB .pdf
Brochure VACON® 3000 Enclosed Drive Selection Guide - English English Multiple 11 May, 2023 25.2 MB .pdf


Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
Software tools VACON® Live English 27 Sep, 2022 Released 61.7 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPT-E3/E5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware English 07 Jun, 2024 011 Released 3.7 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPT-E6 CANopen Firmware English 12 Apr, 2022 014 Released 2.5 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPT-E7 DeviceNet Firmware English 06 Nov, 2020 007 Released 2.2 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPT-E9 DualPort Ethernet Firmware English 21 Aug, 2020 011 Released 6.9 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPT-EC EtherCAT Firmware English 12 Aug, 2022 005 Released 2.9 MB .zip

Related applications

Use VACON® 3000 medium-voltage drives in the heavy industrial sector, which requires performance up to the high megawatt range: ship building, mining, Oil and gas, raw materials, chemical and petrochemical, and cement industries.

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